Gabriel M. Rebeiz

Gabriel M. Rebeiz

Biography

Gabriel M. Rebeiz’s vision in guiding microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology to market for radio-frequency (RF) applications has resulted in reliable and efficient components essential to smartphone operation and defense communications. Dr. Rebeiz was one of the first to introduce MEMS technology to the RF/microwave field, where moving submillimeter-sized components provide RF functionality, resulting in tunable filters and antennas and wideband switches for wireless applications. His contributions have allowed high-performance RF components that provide higher data rates, lower power consumption, and higher power handling than traditional solid-state devices. Recognizing reliability issues that threatened commercialization of RF MEMS technology, Dr. Rebeiz provided solutions to stress, temperature, dielectric charging, and packaging concerns. This work was instrumental in the continued advancement of the technology.

An IEEE Fellow, Dr. Rebeiz is a Distinguished Professor with the University of California, San Diego, CA, USA. Rebeiz was the 2014 IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies recipient.