Stuart Long, Ph.D., P.E.
Candidate for IEEE Region 5 Director-Elect
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Biography

Stuart A. Long was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1945 and completed his secondary education in Snyder, Texas. He was granted the B.A. (magna cum laude) and M.E.E. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Rice University, Houston, Texas, in 1967 and 1968, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1974.

He was employed as an Aerosystems Engineer in the antenna design group of General Dynamics, Ft. Worth, Texas, from 1968 to 1969. From 1970 to 1974 he was a Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant in applied mathematics and applied physics at Harvard University. He was also a Research Assistant at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories, Los Alamos, New Mexico, for the summers of 1970 and 1971. In 1974 he joined the faculty at the University of Houston, and served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 1984 to 1995 and from 1998 to 1999 and as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering from 1995 to 1998, and again from 2000 to the present. He is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a registered Professional Engineer. His research interests are in the broad area of applied electromagnetics and more specifically in microstrip and dielectric resonator antennas.

Dr. Long was elected to the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) for a three-year term in 1981, and again in 1989. He was organizer and general chairman of the 1983 IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symposium, which was held in Houston, and presently serves as the National Meetings Coordinator of AP-S. He was elected as Vice-President for 1995 and as President for 1996 of AP-S. He also served on the IEEE Technical Activities Board, was TAB Magazines Chair and a member of the Periodicals Review Committee from 1997-99, was a Member-at-Large of the IEEE Publications Activities Board from 1998-2003, and served on the Spectrum Editorial Board from 2002-05. He is presently on the IEEE Fellow Committee and the IEEE Audit Committee and was elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the IEEE for 2005-06 as Director of Division IV.

At the University of Houston, Dr. Long teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate level classes in applied electromagnetics. He was the recipient of the Halliburton Award of Excellence as the outstanding teacher in engineering at the University of Houston in 1983, was awarded the University Teaching Excellence Award in 1991, received the Engineering Alumni Association's 1992 Distinguished Faculty Award, was chosen as the outstanding teacher in electrical engineering by the IEEE/HKN students in 1994, received the Senior Research Award from the College of Engineering in 1995, and the top career award given by the College, the Fluor Daniel Award in 2006.

Dr. Long is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Commission B of URSI, was elected to membership in the Electromagnetics Academy in 1990, became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1991, served as an IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Distinguished Lecturer from 1992-94, and was awarded the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000.