Kathleen L. Melde received the B.S. degree from California State University, Long Beach, in 1985, the M.S. degree from California State University, Northridge, in 1987, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1996, all in electrical engineering. She is currently a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Arizona, Tucson. From 1985 to 1996, she worked in the Radar Systems Group of Hughes Electronics. Her work experience includes the design and development of phase shifters, RF feed networks, radiator elements and transmit/receive (T/R) modules for airborne phased-array and active array antennas. Her current research interests include high-density circuit packaging and interconnects as well as the development of antennas for wireless communications systems. She holds 4 U.S. patents and has authored or co-authored over 50 technical publications.
        Dr. Melde was awarded a Hughes Aircraft Company Doctoral Fellowship. She is a Senior Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation (AP-S) and Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT) Societies. She is a member of URSI Commission B, Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi. In 1999, she was elected to serve a 3-year term on the Administrative Committee (AdCom) for the IEEE AP-S Society. From 1997 to 1999 she was the PACE (Professional Activities) Chair for the AP-S Society and the Associate Editor responsible for the PACE column for the AP-S Magazine. She is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

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