Colin D. Joye (IEEE M 2009, SM2013) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Villanova University in Villanova, PA in 2002, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA in 2004 and 2008, respectively.
In 2008, he joined the former Vacuum Electronics Branch at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC as a Karle Fellow. Prior to that, he was a Research Assistant in the Waves and Beams Division at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) in 2002 and became a Visiting Scientist after completing the Ph.D. program. His current research interests include vacuum electron amplifier sources at the millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, and novel microfabrication techniques.
In 2016, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, which included an invitation to the White House for congratulatory remarks and to meet the President. In 2013, he was presented with the Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists & Engineers for the Year Award for contributions to the U.S. Navy.
On the side, he is an avid musician on organ, piano, and guitar, builds a wide variety of electronic projects, and greatly enjoys refurbishing old audio equipment, particularly containing vacuum tubes, of course.”