Dr. Herczfeld was on the faculty of Drexel University from 1967 to 2019. Dr. Herczfeld received numerous teaching honors including the Mary and Christian Lindback Distinguished Teacher Award at Drexel University in 1995 and the IEEE-MTT-S Fred Rosenbaum Distinguished Educator Award in 1997.
Dr. Herczfeld was the Director of the Center for Microwave-Lightwave Engineering at Drexel, a Center of Excellence that conduct research in microwaves and photonics. He has published over 450 papers in solid-state electronics, microwaves, photonics, solar energy, and biomedical engineering. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Millennium medal and served as the distinguished Lecturer of IEEE-MTT-S. IEEE. Dr. Herczfeld received of several research and publication awards, including the European Microwave Prize in 1986 and then again in 1994. He initiated the Microwave Photonics conferences, a LEOS-MTT joint venture, which has blossomed into a highly respected international meeting. In 2006 he received the IEEE-MTT-S Pioneer award for research in microwave photonics.
Degrees / Education
- PhD, University of Minnesota, 1967
- MS, Physics, University of Minnesota
- BS, Physics, Colorado State University
Microwave photonics, including optically controlled and activated high speed devices; microchip lasers; optically generated high fidelity microwave and millimeter-wave signals; coherent fiber-optic links; all-optical microwave receivers; applications of photonics and microwaves to biology and medicine; renewable energy sources; energy policy