Michael Steer is the Lampe Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University (NC State). He is a Fellow of the IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers). He has authored more than 465 refereed publications and 3 books: Foundations of Interconnect and Microstrip Design, John Wiley, 2000 (with T.C. Edwards); Multifunctional Adaptive Microwave Circuits and Systems, Scitech, 2009 (with W. D. Palmer); and the textbook Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach, Scitech Publishing, 2010 and 2013. He was Secretary of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) in 1997 and was a member of the MTT-S Administrative Committee from 1998 to 2001, and from 2003 to 2006. He received a Service Recognition Awards from the Society in 1998 and 2001. He is a former Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. He received the Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1986, the Alcoa Foundation Distinguished Research Award from NC State’s College of Engineering in 2003; he was the Jack S. Kilby Lecturer in 2003; and in 1994 and 1996 received the Bronze Medallion from U.S. Army Research for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment. In 2007 he received a Distinguished Service Recognition Award from IEEE MTT-S. In 2009 he received an Army Medal, the “Commander’s Award For Public Service” from the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM). This is one of the highest awards given to a private citizen by the U.S. Army. He received the 2010 Microwave Prize for the best paper on Microwave Engineering in any IEEE Publication in the preceding year. In 2011 he received the Distinguished Educator Award from IEEE/MTT-S, was inducted into the Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame sponsored by the Association of Old Crows, and was named one of the Most Creative Teachers in the South by Oxford American Magazine. In 2013 he received the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Extension from the College of Engineering at NC State University.