Gerald F. Dionne - Biography

Dr. Gerald F. Dionne is a part-time consultant for the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group. Since 1966, he has carried out research at Lincoln Laboratory in the fields of fundamental magnetism in solids, ferrimagnetic materials for microwave, millimeter-wave, and magneto-optical applications, millimeter- and submillimeterwave radiometry, and electron emission. He pioneered in the development of ferrite devices that utilize the low-resistance properties of superconductors for use in microwave phase shifters and high-Q tunable filters. He also served as materials advisor to the DARPA-sponsored Ferrite Development Consortium in the 1990s.

Before joining MIT, Dr. Dionne was a faculty member of the Department of Physics at McGill University, worked on semiconductor device development at IBM and the Sylvania Division of GTE, and investigated electron emission and cesium vapor ionization for thermionic energy conversion at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft.

Dr. Dionne is a fellow of the IEEE and the American Physical Society, and a member of the Materials Research Society and the Society of Sigma Xi.

Dr. Dionne received a BSc degree from the University of Montreal (Loyola College), a BEng from McGill University, an MS degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD degree from McGill University, with a thesis on electron paramagnetic resonance and relaxation.







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