John Wood earned B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Leeds, in 1976 and 1980, respectively. He is currently owner and technical consultant with Obsidian Microwave, LLC, a consulting company specializing in nonlinear device and systems modeling, and power amplifier design and linearization. He was with Maxim Integrated from 2011--2015, where he was responsible for RFIC system architecture and DPD developments. He was a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff in the RF Division of Freescale Semiconductor, where he worked from 2005--2011. His areas of expertise include the development of nonlinear compact device models and behavioral models for RF power transistors and ICs, the understanding of the impact, characterization, & control using digital pre-distortion (DPD) of nonlinearities and memory effects in high-efficiency PAs. From 1997--2005 he worked in the Microwave Technology Center of Agilent Technologies, developing large-signal and bias-dependent linear FET models for mm-wave applications, and nonlinear behavioral models using LSNA measurements and nonlinear system identification techniques.
He is author or co-author of over 150 papers and articles, and three books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a member of the Microwave Theory and Techniques, and Electron Devices Societies. He has been a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer for MTT Society, and has presented in-service/continuing education courses for Besser Associates and CEI-Europe.