G. Rick Branner

Professor

Phone:
(530) 752-1423
Email:
Website:
http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/mdasl/

Education

Ph.D In Electrical Engineering, University of Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California 1972
M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1962
B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 1959

Professional Experience

Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California,Davis, 2001- present
Associate Professor(100%), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, 1986-2001
Associate Professor(50%), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,University of California, Davis, Davis,California, 1976-1986
Assistant Professor(50%), Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 1973-1976
Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, Davis, California 1972-1973
Senior Scientist(part time), Avantek Corporation, Sunnyvale, California 1986-1987
Senior Engineering Specialist, Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory/TRW, Sunnyvale, California, 1981-1986
Senior Scientist, Argo Systems, Sunnyvale, California, 1978-1981
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Electromagnetic Systems Laboratory, Sunnyvale, California, 1969-1978
Electrical Engineer, GTE Sylvania Electrical Systems, Mountain View, California, 1968-1969
Electrical Engineer, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 1965-1968
Instructor(part time) Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright Patterson Air Force Base,Ohio 1966-1967
Advanced Graduate Studies, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York, 1963-1965
Electrical Engineer, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, 1959-1963

Affiliation

Electrical and Computer Engineering Graduate Program

Research Interests

Microwave and Radio Frequency Devices, Circuits, Systems and Antenna

Research Activities

Professor Branner performs research in the general area of the design and analysis of Microwave and RF devices, circuits, systems and antennas. His work focuses on realizations found in modern military and commercial systems. This research is motivated by his over 25 years of industrial experience combined with strong theoretical foundations.

He is currently conducting research in active nonlinear Microwave devices, Wide Bandgap Microwave transistors and circuits, passive Microwave devices(stripline and microstripline realizations) and conformal Ku band antenna arrays.

Selected Publications

K. Yuk and G.R.Branner "An Empirical Large- Signal Model for SiC MESFETS with Self-Heating Thermal Model " IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, In Press, 10 pages, 2008

J. Johnson, G. R. Branner, and J.-P. Mima. DESIGN AND OPTIMIZATION OF LARGE CONVERSION GAIN ACTIVE MICROWAVE FREQUENCY TRIPLERS. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 15, No. 7, pp. 457-459, 2005

B. P. Kumar and G. R. Branner. GENERALIZED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUE FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF UNEQUALLY SPACED ARRAYS WITH LINEAR, PLANAR, CYLINDRICAL OR SPHERICAL GEOMETRY. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 621-634, 2005

B. P. Kumar. G. R. Branner, D. Xu, and D. Ching. OPTIMIZED COMPACT ACTIVE DOWNCONVERTERS HAVING LOW POWER CONSUMPTION AND HIGH CONVERSION GAIN. IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, Vol. 12, No. 7, pp. 270-272, 2002

D.G. Thomas, Jr., and G.R. Branner. SINGLE-ENDED HEMT MULTIPLIER DESIGN USING REFLECTOR NETWORKS. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 49, No. 5, pp. 990-993, 2001