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Biographical entry Bird, Trevor Stanley (1949 - )

Born
27 August 1949
Donald, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Radiophysicist

Summary

Trevor Stanley Bird is a prominent Australian radiophysicist. Appointed to the CSIRO Department of Radiophysics in 1983, over time he was appointed Chief Scientist of the CSIRO ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Centre and eventually became a CSIRO Fellow.

He is considered an expert in satellite technology. His pioneering work on the AUSSAT-B antenna in the 1980s helped to radically improved the efficiency and profitability the satellite industry.

In 1998 he designed the multibeam feed array for the Parkes radio telescope for which he was awarded the CSIRO Medal.

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1971
Education - Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons 1), University of Melbourne
1973
Education - Masters of Applied Science, University of Melbourne
1976 - 1978
Career position - Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Queen Mary College, University of London
1977
Education - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
c. 1978 - c. 1983
Career position - Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Engineering at James Cook University, Townsville
1982 - 1983
Career position - Consultant at Plessey Radar, United Kingdom
1983
Career event - Employed by the CSIRO Department of Radiophysics
1990
Award - CSIRO Medal for the development of an Optus-B satellite spot beam antenna, co-recipient
1998
Award - CSIRO Medal for the multibeam antenna feed system for the Parkes radio telescope
2000
Award - IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding contributions to the IEEE New South Wales Section
2001
Award - HA Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society, co-recipient
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society in telecommunications
2003
Award - Named Professional Engineer of the Year by the Sydney Division of Engineers Australia
2004 - ?
Career position - Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation

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