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Bob York

UC Santa Barbara

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Professor, Technology Management Program

Bob York serves as Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and  Professor  Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara. Prof. York received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1991, with a research focus on high-speed and wireless electronic devices and antennas. He has over 240 technical publications and holds 17 US Patents. He received Young Investigator Awards from the Army Research Office (1993) and Office of Naval Research (1996) for his work in high-power amplifiers and antenna arrays, and received the Outstanding Young Engineer award in 2004 from the MTT Society of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE). He was elected Fellow of the IEEE in 2009, and also has been voted Outstanding Faculty member several times by the graduating senior class at UCSB. Prof. York has been active in technology transfer and commercialization.  He co-founded AgileRF Inc. in Goleta, CA, and served as CTO from 1999-2010, and has another UC invention in production at Wavestream Inc. in San Dimas which ranked among the Top-25 Inventions in the University of California in 2012. 



  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Cornell University


Tech Venture Experience: 

AgileRF Inc.


Research Interests: 

High-Power/High-Frequency Devices and Circuits, Quasi-Optics, Antennas, Electromagnetic theory, Nonlinear Circuits and Dynamics, Microwave Photonics


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University of California
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