Ali Darwish received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees with honors in electrical engineering from University of Maryland, College Park, in 1990 and 1992, respectively. His M.S. thesis title is “A Novel Oscillator Phase Noise Reduction Technique,” supervised by Prof. Leonard Taylor. He was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship. He received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 1996. Thesis title is “Short Pulse Wavelength Shifting by Four Wave Mixing in Passive InGaAsP/InP Waveguides at 1.5 um,” supervised by Erich P. Ippen, Elihu Thomson Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor of Physics.
In 1990 he joined COMSAT Labs as an intern where he conducted the experimental work for his M.S. thesis. In 1992 he served as a research assistant in the optics and quantum electronics group at MIT. In 1997 he co-founded Amcom Communications, Inc. a leading supplier of high power microwave devices. In May 2003 he joined the Army Research Lab., RF electronics division, Adelphi, Maryland, where is currently conducting research on wide bandgap materials (GaN), thermal analysis of active devices, and novel MMIC concepts.
Areas of expertise within the MTT 26 field Power Amplifiers, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMIC), Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors, THz communications.