Lawrence E. Larson Sorensen Family Dean of Engineering, Professor of Engineering

Lawrence E. Larson received the BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, and a PhD from UCLA.
From 1980 to 1996 he was at Hughes Research Laboratories in Malibu, CA, where he directed the development of high-frequency microelectronics in GaAs, InP and Si/SiGe and MEMS technologies. He joined the faculty at the University of California - San Diego, in 1996, where he was the inaugural holder of the Communications Industry Chair. He was Director of the UCSD Center for Wireless Communications from 2001-2006 and was Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from 2007-2011. He moved to Brown University in 2011, where he is Founding Dean of the School of Engineering.

He has published over 300 papers, received over 40 US patents, co-authored three books, graduated 28 PhD students, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

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research overview

My research involves development of new semiconductor device and circuit techniques to enable faster and more pervasive wireless communications devices. This includes cell phones, wireless LAN, GPS, video streaming, satellite, medical/clinical and environmental sensing applications.

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I am on the Board of Directors of Aethercomm