Principal: Prof. Trevor S. Bird
Trevor S. Bird received B. App. Sc., M. App. Sc. and PhD degrees from the University of Melbourne in 1971, 1973 and 1977 respectively. From 1976 to 1978 he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary College, University of London, followed by five years as a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at James Cook University of North Queensland. During 1982 and 1983 he was a consultant at Plessey Radar, UK, and in December 1983 he joined CSIRO in Sydney, Australia. He held several positions with CSIRO and was finally Chief Scientist in the CSIRO ICT Centre from 2004 to 2011 and also CSIRO Fellow from 2007 to 2011. Currently, he is Principal of Antengenuity, a specialized consulting services, an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a Distinguished Visiting Professor at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Prof. Bird is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological and Engineering Sciences, the IEEE, the Institution of Electrical Technology, UK, and the Royal Society of New South Wales as well as an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He has published widely in the areas of electromagnetics and antennas, particularly related to reflectors, horns and planar antennas for wireless and satellite communication applications, and he holds twelve patents. In 1988, 1992, 1995 and 1996 he received the John Madsen Medal of the Institution of Engineers, Australia for the best paper published annually in the Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Australia, and in 2001 he was co-recipient of the H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society. Prof. Bird was awarded CSIRO Medals in 1990 for the development of an Optus-B satellite spot beam antenna, in 1998 for the multibeam antenna feed system for the Parkes radio telescope and in 2011 for lifetime achievement.
He received an IEEE Third Millennium Medal in 2000 for outstanding contributions to the IEEE New South Wales Section. Engineering projects that Prof. Bird played a major role in were given awards by the Society of Satellite Professionals International (New York) in 2004, the Engineers Australia in 2001, and the Communications Research Laboratory, Japan, in 2000. In that same year he was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in telecommunications and in 2003 he was named Professional Engineer of the Year by the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia. In 2012 Prof. Bird received the M.A. Sargeant Medal from Engineers Australia for achievement in the field of electrical engineering and he received the IET James R. James Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 for outstanding contributions to the field of Antennas & Propagation. His biography is listed in Who’s Who in Australia.
He was a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society from 1997 to 1999, Chair of the New South Wales joint AP/MTT Chapter from 1995 to 1998, and again in 2003, Chairman of the 2000 Asia Pacific Microwave Conference, Member of the New South Wales Section Committee from 1995-2005 and was Vice-chair and Chair of the Section in 1999-2000 and 2001-2002 respectively. He has been a member of the technical committee of numerous conferences including JINA, ICAP, AP2000, IRMMW-THz and the URSI Electromagnetic Theory Symposium and a member of the College of Experts of the Australian Research Council (ARC) from 2006-2007. He was Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation from 2001 to 2004 and then Editor-in-Chief from 2004 to 2010. He was a member of the Administrative Committee of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society from 2003-2005, then President of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society in 2013.