George I. Haddad received the B.S.E., M.S.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan. He is presently the Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan. He served as Chair of the Department from 1975-1986 and 1991-1997. He also served as Director of the Electron Physics Laboratory from 1969-1975, Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory from 1986-1991 and Director of the Center for High Frequency Microelectronics from 1986-2000. His expertise is in the areas of microwave and millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits, microwave-optical interactions and optoelectronic devices and integrated circuits.
Dr. Haddad received the 1970 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award of the American Society for Engineering Education for outstanding achievements by an engineering teacher, The College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award (1985), the Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (1986) of The University of Michigan, and the S. S. Attwood Award of the College of Engineering for Outstanding Contributions to Engineering Education, Research and Administration. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Haddad served as Editor of the IEEE-Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Transactions from 1968-1971 and the MTT-S-Administrative Committee from 1970-1976. He received the MTT-S Distinguished Service Award, the 1996 MTT-S Distinguished Educator Award, and the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. He has also served and participated on numerous other IEEE committees and activities.
Dr. George I. Haddad, Robert J. Hiller, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering, retired from active faculty status on May 31, 2005.
Professor Haddad received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1956, 1958, and 1963, respectively. In 1963, he joined the University’s Electrical Engineering faculty as Assistant Professor, and in 1965 was promoted to Associate Professor. He became full Professor in 1969. He served as Chairman of the Department from 1975 to 1986 and again from 1991 to 1997. He was appointed the Robert J. Hiller Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1990. He is now the Robert J. Hiller Professor Emeritus of EECS.
Professor Haddad’s long and distinguished career at the University of Michigan spans almost five decades of unparalleled achievement and leadership in research, teaching, service and administration. During his tenure as chair, the department grew significantly in both reputation and size and established itself among the top five departments in the country. Many outstanding faculty were added and the graduate research program experienced tremendous growth. EECS at Michigan became a model department for other schools, primarily because of Professor Haddad’s vision and leadership. The impact of his contributions will be felt by many future generations of faculty and students.
In addition to his administrative and educational accomplishments, Professor Haddad is internationally recognized for his research and expertise in microwave and millimeter-wave devices and integrated circuits, microwave-optical interactions and optoelectronic devices, and integrated circuits. Professor Haddad established and led a number of major research programs within the department in his roles as Director of the Electron Physics Laboratory (1969 to 1975), as Director of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory (1986-1991), and as Director of the Center for High Frequency Microelectronics (1986-2000). The impact Professor Haddad has had on the field of microwave devices and circuits has inspired and motivated others. He has graduated nearly 60 Ph.D. students, many of whom have become distinguished educators and industry leaders.
Professor Haddad’s awards include: the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award of the American Society for Engineering Education for outstanding achievements by an engineering teacher (1970); the College of Engineering Excellence in Research Award (1985); the University of Michigan Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award (1986); the College of Engineering Stephen S. Attwood Award for outstanding contributions to engineering education, research and administration (1988); and the Distinguished Educator Award of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (1996). Professor Haddad is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering.
In addition to numerous Department and College committees, Professor Haddad served on several important University-wide committees, including the Economic Status of the Faculty (1973-76), Research Policies Committee (1976-79) and Chair (1977-79), Honorary Degrees (1981-84), Budget Priorities (1988-91), Provost Advisory Committee on Excellence (1990-92), and several others.
He has also served on numerous professional society and government technical activities, including Editor, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (1968-71), Member, Microwave Theory and Techniques Administrative Committee (1968-76), U.S. Army Science Board (1991-93), Electronics Peer Review Committee, National Academy of Engineering (1996-99), NRC Advisory Committee for the Army Research Laboratory (1996-2000), Board of Visitors for the Army Research Office, the Naval Research Laboratory, and several ECE Departments and Engineering colleges across the nation and abroad.
Professor Haddad has more than 400 publications including book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations. He served as a consultant to numerous corporations and as a board member of several companies.