FCC Engineer Michael J. Marcus Honored by IEEE

The FCC announced FCC engineer Michael J. Marcus was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). If the name Michael Marcus is not familiar to you, he joined the FCC Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) in 1979 and is currently Associate Chief for Technology. He had a major impact on the wireless industry through his guidance in changes in FCC rules to enable spread spectrum, allow use of unlicensed devices in certain spectrum bands and use of upper millimeter wave technologies.

Dr. Michael Marcus was recently made a Fellow of the IEEE. OET Chief Ed Thomas commented, "I am pleased that the IEEE has chosen to recognize Mike's contributions in the field of radio technologies. Mike's creative technological vision significantly advanced policies that led to the deployment of spread spectrum and Wi-Fi. The rank of Fellow is a fitting tribute to Mike's extensive accomplishments."

Dr. Michael Marcus received his bachelor's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to his work at the FCC, he worked for Bell Laboratories, the U.S. Air Force, and the Institute for Defense Analyses.