Professor of Practice @ University of California San Diego
EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne)
Dr. John R. Sanford is currently CTO of Ubiquiti Networks where he works on the development of next generation wireless communications systems. He was previously CTO of Cushcraft Corporation, which has recently been acquired by Laird technologies. In July of 2004, Cushcraft acquired Optimal RF, a startup company active in the area of next generation antenna design
Dr. John R. Sanford is currently CTO of Ubiquiti Networks where he works on the development of next generation wireless communications systems. He was previously CTO of Cushcraft Corporation, which has recently been acquired by Laird technologies. In July of 2004, Cushcraft acquired Optimal RF, a startup company active in the area of next generation antenna design where Dr. Sanford served as President. Prior to this he was Chief Technical Officer of REMEC, Inc. where he oversaw the company’s technology roadmap, IP development and strategic partnerships. At REMEC, Dr. Sanford held a number of positions including head of engineering of Northern California operations and GM of the Fixed Wireless (WiMax) Division. Prior to that, he was founder and President of Smartwaves International, which was acquired by REMEC in February, 1999. At both locations Dr. Sanford developed microwave transceivers and related products including antennas, filters, algorithms and amplifiers. He has been particularly active in the development and use of artificial intelligence routines for the design of microwave products. Prior to that he was a Associate Professor at Chalmers University of Technology where he taught courses and conducted research related to Electromagnetics, Antennas and Array Signal Processing (MIMO). From 1988 through 1993 Dr. Sanford headed the Mobile Tower Top Group at Huber & Suhner AG. There he introduced the first base station patch antenna, switched beam antenna along with a variety of unique filters, EMP and optical products, many of which have become industry norms. From 1985 to 1988 he was a research engineer and group manager with the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he designed military phased arrays and communication systems.
CTO @ Design and Development of next generation communications systems From August 2008 to Present (7 years 5 months) Chief Technology Officer @ From August 2008 to Present (7 years 5 months) VP Technology @ Laird acquired Cushcraft in 1997. Design of various structures and software related to the wireless industry From March 2007 to September 2008 (1 year 7 months) CTO @ Cushcraft aquired optimalRF in 1993 From 2003 to 2007 (4 years) Founder and President @ Design and manufacturing of next generation wireless antenna system and related components From 2003 to 2005 (2 years) VP Technology/CTO @ Held various position including GM - Broadband and CTO. The majority of REMEC was aquired by Powerwave and Chelton in 2003. From 1999 to 2004 (5 years) CE0 @ Founder and CEO of Smartwaves, a company involved in the design microwave radio and signal integrity From December 1996 to February 1999 (2 years 3 months) Principle Engineer @ Joined after a consulting stent while teaching at Chalmers. Company later did an IPO and changed its name from Endgate to Endwave. Active in tranceiver and antenna design using various propriatary processes. From July 1995 to May 1997 (1 year 11 months) Professor/Instructor/Researcher @ Advanced design of employing advanced electromagnetic design techniques including Antennas and Array Signal Processing routines. From May 1993 to October 1995 (2 years 6 months) CEO @ Founder and CEO of a company devoted to the design and production of WiMax antennas. Just six months after conception the company was aquired by Cushcraft. From January 1993 to July 1993 (7 months) Director - Tower Top Electronics @ GM and founder the antenna and tower top group at Huber & Suhner. Developed the first planar base station antenna that are now an industry norm. From December 1987 to May 1993 (5 years 6 months) Group Manager/ RF Engineer @ Design of Microwave Communication Systems and Phased Arrays From February 1985 to December 1988 (3 years 11 months)
Docent, Electromagnetics, Array Signal Processing, Antennas @ Chalmers University of Technology From 1993 to 1995 Ph.D., Electomagnetics @ From 1987 to 1991 MS Physics, Physics @ Georgia State University From 1986 to 1987 Georgia Institute of Technology From 1985 to 1987 BSEE, Electromagnetics @ Syracuse University From 1981 to 1984 John Sanford is skilled in: Antennas, RF, Microwave, Wireless, IP, Optical Fiber, RF Engineering, WiMAX, Network Design, Communication Systems, Algorithms, Signal Processing, Mobile Devices, Electromagnetics, Electronics
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