Jeffrey S. Herd

Jeffrey Herd formal portrait

Dr. Jeffrey S. Herd is the leader of the RF Technology Group in the Advanced Technology Division at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He is currently involved in the development of low-cost phased arrays, lightweight arrays for affordable space-based radar constellations, simultaneous transmit and receive antenna technology, real-time millimeter-wave imaging systems, and RF system-on-chip architectures.

Prior to joining the Laboratory in 1999, Herd worked in the Sensors Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he developed phased array antenna technologies, including wideband scanning arrays, multi-frequency antennas, conformal arrays, and digital beamforming arrays. From 1992 to 1994, he was a visiting scientist at the Institute for High Frequency Physics at the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Munich, Germany.

Herd has published over 70 technical journal and conference papers, and has 13 issued patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and served as an elected Administrative Committee member for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. He was General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Phased Array Systems and Technology in 2013, 2016, and 2019. From 2012 to 2014, he served on the National Academy of Sciences panel for Active Scientific Uses of the Radio Spectrum.   

Herd received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees, all in electrical engineering, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.