Faculty Experts - Robert Caverly

Robert Caverly

Robert Caverly

Area of Expertise:

  • Radio Frequency and Microwave Devices
  • RF, Mixed Signal and Digital CMOS Design
  • Wireless Communication Systems


Wireless devices like cell phones as well as larger systems such as cable television and MRIs have become so pervasive in society that they are practically taken for granted. Understanding and explaining the intricacies of how these systems are controlled by high-speed semiconductor devices is one of Dr. Caverly's areas of specialty. He is also at the leading edge of researchers working to move wireless technology toward use of single microchip systems instead of the multiple chip methods presently used.


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University
  • M.S.E.E., North Carolina State University, Raleigh
  • B.S.E.E., North Carolina State University, Raleigh

Selected Publications

  • Caverly, R., F. Raab, J. Staudinger, “High Efficiency Power Amplifiers”, IEEE Microwave Magazine, December 2012.
  • Caverly, R., "Microwave and RF PIN Diode Model for Time Domain Simulation", IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory Tech., July 2012.
  • Omar, A., R. Caverly, W. E. Doherty, R. Watkins, A. Gopinath and J. T. Vaughan, A. Omar, W. E. Doherty, R. Watkins, A. Gopinath and J. T. Vaughan, "A Microwave Engineer's View of MRI", IEEE Microwave Magazine, pp. 78-86, May 2011.
  • Caverly, R., "Time-Domain Electrothermal Circuit-Level Modeling of Microwave and RF PIN Diodes", 2012 IEEE International Microwave Symposium, June, 2012.
  • Caverly, R., W. E. Doherty Jr. and Ron Watkins, "298MHz Micro-miniature 2KW Transmit Receive Switch for 7.0 Tesla TR Arrays", 2012 International Symposium Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM-12), May, 2012. 
  • Caverly, R., CMOS RFIC Design Principles, Artech House, Norwood, Mass., 2007.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1983-1997. 
  • Visiting Research Fellow, The University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 1990.

Selected Research

  • Reconfigurable Arrays and Signal Properties for Urban Sensing Phase II. PI/PD, Concurrent Technology Corporation, 2009.
  • CRCD: Curriculum Development in Systems for Smart Communications, PI/PD, National Science Foundation, 2007.
  • "Analog CMOS High Frequency Telecommunications Circuits", PI/PD, National Science Foundation, 2002.
  • "High Power Gallium Nitride Devices for Microwave and RF Control Applications", PI/PD, Office of Naval Research, 2001.

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