IEEE MTT-S Names Rui Ma Distinguished Microwave Lecturer

IEEE MTT-S Names Rui Ma

pSemi congratulates Dr. Rui Ma, our Director of mmWave PA Systems, on being named an IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S) Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (DML) for the Class of 2023–2025. 

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. MTT Society is a transnational society that promotes the advancement of microwave theory and its applications, including RF, microwave, millimeter-wave and terahertz technologies. Each year, MTT-S carefully selects a group of DMLs who are internationally recognized experts and technical leaders in their fields within the Society. The DMLs give talks to local chapters around the world and serve as ambassadors for the Society.  

In this role, Dr. Ma will present Digitization and Intelligence: Unlocking the Innovation of Future Radios, a talk that will introduce innovations in advanced RF transmitters.  

From 2012 until joining pSemi in July 2022, Dr. Ma was a Senior Principal Scientist of RF Research with Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he received a MIPI Alliance award for his contributions to the development of the analog reference interface for the eTrak envelope tracking specification and top corporate R&D awards for GaN development and its RF applications. During this time, he was also a Visiting Scientist with THz Integrated Electronics Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2016 to 2021. 

From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Ma was a Senior Research Engineer with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), where he focused on research and development for enabling power amplifier technologies for wideband radio at NSN Research Center.  

Dr. Ma is a Senior Member of IEEE and inventor or co-inventor of more than 25 U.S. patents and patent applications on RF-related topics. He has served on the MTT-S AdCom Committee and IMS2019/21 Steering Committee. From 2018 to 2020, Dr. Ma chaired the MTT Boston chapter and won the 2020 MTT-S Outstanding Chapter Award. He is also an Associate Editor of both IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. 

Dr. Ma received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Kassel, Kassel, Germany, in 2009.