Professor Michael Steer

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Dr. Michael Steer
B.E Hons, Ph.D.

Lampe Distinguished Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
North Carolina State University 

Dr. Steer was born in 1955 in Queensland, Australia and is a Lampe professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. He received his BE with honors in 1976 and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1983 from the University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Steer is one of the leading electrical engineers in today's analog/RF and microwave world and has published numerous articles in the IEEE Microwave and Antennas journal.

Dr. Steer’s primary research areas are electronic circuits and systems, including computer-aided design/modeling, electromagnetic fields, antenna analysis, and microwave devices and circuits. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. He has authored more than 460 publications and 2 other books:Foundations of Interconnect and Microstrip Design, and Multifunctional Adaptive Microwave Circuits and Systems. He is a former Editor-In-Chief of the IEEE "Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques."

In 2009 he received an United States Army Medal, the “Commander’s Award for Public Service.”  He received the 2010 Microwave Prize and the 2011 Distinguished Educator Award from IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.  In 2012 he was named one of the "Most Creative Teachers in the South" by the Oxford American Magazine. 

“Now more than ever, companies need engineers with an ingrained appreciation of systems and armed with the skills to make system decisions. One of the greatest challenges facing RF and microwave engineering is the increasing level of abstraction needed to create innovative microwave and RF systems. It is important for my students to understand the impact that system-level decisions have on component and subsystem design, and, at the same time, how

the capabilities of technologies, components, and subsystems impact system design. My undergraduate and graduate classes at NCSU use AWR’s Microwave Office® circuit software and Visual System Simulator™ system software because their powerful capabilities and integrated environment combined with ease-of-use enable my students to understand the intertwining of circuit and system design and successfully complete their design projects.”

A selected list of Dr. Steer’s publications can be found at