BioB.S. Rice University, 1986M.S. California Institute of Technology, 1987Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1992Post-Doc Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg Sweden, 1992-93
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. "Richard P. Feynman
Bobby Weikle is a Professor in the Charles L. Brown Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Physics. He received his B.S.. degree in Electrical Engineering from Rice University in 1986 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1987 and 1992, respectively.
He worked as a postdoctoral research scientist in the Department of Applied Electron Physics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden in 1992 and joined the University of Virginia faculty in 1993.
During his time at the University of Virginia, Bobby Weikle has been the recipient of IEEE Microwave Prize for his work on quasi-optical power combining (1993), the David A. Harrison III Award (1999), the University of Virginia’s All-University Outstanding Teaching Award (2000), and the Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year Award (2016). In 2001, he was selected as a Fulbright Scholar and conducted research on low-noise millimeter-wave sensors during 2001-02 academic year at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a member of the American Physical Society (APS), and Chief Technology Officer and a co-founder of Dominion Microprobes, Inc., a small business that develops and produces micromachined-based wafer probe solutions for millimeter and submillimeter-wave metrology.
His research focuses on millimeter-wave and terahertz electronics, applied electromagnetics, integrated antennas, novel high-speed devices and low-noise sensors for applications ranging from astronomy and spectroscopic sensing to metrology. This work includes research on heterogeneous integration of compound semiconductor devices, instruments and circuits based on micromachined silicon, superconducting materials and devices, and emerging technologies for access and use of the electromagnetic spectrum bridging electronics and photonics.