Victor M. Lubecke received the B.S.E.E. degree from the California Polytechnic Institute, Pomona, in 1986, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1990 and 1995, respectively.
He is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Manoa, in Honolulu Hawaii. Prior to joining the University of Hawaii in 2003, he was with Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, where his research focused on sensing and monitoring technologies for biomedical and industrial applications and on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and 3-D wafer-scale integration technologies for wireless and optical communications. From 1987 through 1996, he was with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and from 1996 to 1998, he was with the Institute for Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN), Sendai, Japan, where his research involved remote sensing and space communications applications and related microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and terahertz technologies.
Dr. Lubecke holds seven issued U.S. patents with several more pending and is a distinguished member of the National Academy of Inventors, UH Chapter. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed research articles with over 3000 citations. Dr. Lubecke was the recipient of the 2000 Microwave Prize for best paper presented at the Asia–Pacific Microwave Conference. He also coauthored student competition papers, which were selected for honorable mention at the 2001 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Third Place at the 2001 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Conference, First Place at the 2003 IEEE MTT-S IMS, and honorable mention at the 2006 IEEE Radio Wireless Symposium (RWS). Dr. Lubecke was also co-recipient of the Emerging Technology Award at TechConnect 2007, and co-founded and served as CTO for a start-up company, Kai Medical. He is currently a co-founder and vice president for Adnoviv Technologies in Honolulu, HI.
His current research interests include remote sensing and imaging technologies, biomedical sensors, animal tracking and monitoring, MEMS, heterogeneous integration, and microwave/terahertz radio. He has advised eight PhD students, four MS students, and over sixty undergraduate research project students. His current undergraduate projects include technology for UAV based sensors for search and rescue.
Dr. Lubecke is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is an emeritus Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (2006–2008) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (IEEE MTT-S), and a Topic Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. He is also a member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology and Electron Devices societies, and serves on Technical and Steering Committees for various IEEE and SPIE symposia. He is currently Vice Chair of the 2017 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, to be held in Honolulu, HI.