Mark A. Gouker – Biography


Dr. Gouker is the Assistant Head of the Advanced Technology Division. Prior to this position, he served as the Leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group and earlier, Leader of the RF and Quantum Systems Technology Group, and an Assistant Leader of the Tactical Communication Systems Group in the Laboratory's Communications Division.

He began work at the Laboratory as Member of the Technical Staff in the Terminal Technology Group where he worked on RF electronics for military satellite ground terminals, including work on the first high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV)–mounted communications-on-the-move Milstar satellite terminal.   

In 2002, he moved to the Advanced Technology Division, Division 8, to lead the Analog Device Technology Group, where he developed and managed a number of projects related to military radar, communication, and signals intelligence (SIGINT) systems.   Superconducting technology was among the technology components in the group, and this grew into a multifaceted quantum information science activity.

Dr. Gouker has experience in antenna design, RF technology, integrated circuit fabrication, and quantum systems technology. He has served on the organizational committees for conferences including GOMACTech and the IEEE International Microwave Symposium. He served 6 years as a member of the Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, three years as the treasurer of the Society. Dr. Gouker earned a BS degree in physics from Emory University and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 







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