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Oct. 1, 2004

LOCAL ENGINEER AND EDUCATOR MAKES LIST OF 50 MOST IMPORTANT BLACKS IN RESEARCH SCIENCE

John D. Terry, Ph.D.
John D. Terry, Ph.D. (click this image for a larger version)

DALLAS (SMU) -- John D. Terry, Ph.D., adjunct professor of engineering at SMU's School of Engineering, has been recognized by Science Spectrum magazine and US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine as one of the "50 Most Important Blacks in Research Science" for 2004.

Terry, director of Baseband Systems Engineering, WiQuest Communications Inc., received his award at a luncheon Sept. 17 in Nashville, Tenn. In the next year, Terry and the other recipients will be presented to young people across the nation as role models in the field of science and technology.

At SMU's School of Engineering, Terry teaches graduate courses in wireless communications and has mentored SMU students about their career aspirations. An expert on high-speed wireless communications, Terry has held positions of principal scientist for Nokia Research Center and was vice-chair of IEEE for the new international standard for current WiFi products. Since leaving Nokia, he has led a team of engineers at WiQuest, a new fabless semiconductor company, in designing and conforming to standards for ultrawideband (UWB) with the potential to be nine times faster than anything on the market.

Terry is co-author of the textbook OFDM Wireless LANs: A Theoretical and Practical Guide and has several patents for his research. He received his master’s degree electrical engineering from Cleveland State University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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