David Witkowski

IEEE Senior Member, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

Q: What inspired you to become an engineer? Were you always interested in technology? If so, why? If not, when did you become interested and why?

A: My earliest memory is of an accident I had when I was very young. My father, a police officer, rushed me to the hospital in his patrol car. I remember being fascinated by the police radios, the siren controls, and hearing my father talk on the radio with people I couldn’t see.

My fascination with radio continued throughout my childhood with Walkie Talkies and, later on, CB and amateur radio.

Much later in life, while serving in the military, I worked with radio communication and radar equipment. Then, at university, I focused my studies on communications theory and RF/microwave design.

To put it simply: wireless communications have been an important part of my life for as long as I can remember.