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TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies And The University Of Leeds Open Terahertz Measurement Research Lab

“Roger’s technical brilliance contributed to many innovations in network analyzers, calibration, and measurement science that Agilent brought to the marketplace,” said Henri Komrij, business manager, Component Test Division, Agilent. “His leadership abilities motivated engineers to be more creative, collaborative and innovative. Roger absolutely loved development – of engineering and people. A high-frequency lab named for Dr. Pollard at Leeds, an esteemed university, is a truly appropriate honor for a well-regarded colleague.”

About the University of Leeds School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering

The School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is the top electronic and electrical engineering department in the UK, as determined by the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, which rated an impressive 80 percent of its research activity as internationally excellent or world-leading. The Institute of Microwaves and Photonics has an outstanding pedigree in microwave engineering research going back 50 years and is recognized as one of the very best centers for terahertz electronics and photonics in the world. The faculty of engineering at the University of Leeds is ranked seventh in the UK for the quality of its research (2008 Research Assessment Exercise); an impressive 75 percent of the faculty’s research activity rated as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Institute of Microwaves and Photonics, University of Leeds

The Institute of Microwaves and Photonics has an outstanding international reputation with a pedigree dating back to 1963. The institute has an extensive research program in the area of microwave, millimetre-wave and terahertz devices, circuits and systems as well as in quantum electronics and bio-nanoelectronics. The institute has excellent microwave and millimetre-wave design, fabrication and measurement facilities including network analysis up to 1.1 THz, a class-100 clean room, MBE growth and a new electron-beam lithography facility.

About Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics, electronics and communications. The company’s 20,000 employees serve customers in more than 100 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $6.6 billion in fiscal 2011. Information about Agilent is available at

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