Thomas J. Brazil holds the Chair of Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin where he is also Head of Electronic Engineering in the UCD School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering. He received his PhD from the National University of Ireland in 1977. His research interests are in the broad areas of non-linear modelling and characterisation techniques at the device, circuit and system level within high frequency electronics. He has published widely in these fields and has graduated over 40 PhD and research Masters students. He is joint head of the RF & Microwave Research Group in UCD, which is an internationally well-known centre of research in high frequency engineering, specialising in the modelling, design and linearization of high power amplifiers. His research and the research of his Group is supported by major funding awards from Science Foundation Ireland, the European Space Agency and from industry. He is a reviewer/evaluator for both the European Commission and ECSEL in the areas of nanoelectronics, microsystems and Intelligent Transportation.
Professor Brazil was elected a Fellow of the IEEE in 2003 and elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) in 2004. He served as Secretary of the RIA between March 2009 and March 2013. Following election by world-wide ballot in August 2010, he is now a serving member of Administrative Committee of the IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Society (MTT-S) and is currently chair of the MTT-S Meetings and Symposia Committee, responsible for the conferences organised by that Society around the world. He was IEEE MTT-S Worldwide Distinguished Lecturer in Microwave CAD 1999-2003 and was appointed to the Senate of the National University of Ireland in 2012. He was Chair of the European Microwave Conference in the UK in 2006 and is Chair-Designate for that conference when it will be held in London in 2016.