N. Scott Barker


Thornton Hall - E226
351 McCormick Road
PO Box 400743
Charlottesville, VA 22904-1000

Phone: (434) 924-6783
FAX: (434) 924-8818
Email: barker@virginia.edu

RF-MEMS phase shifters for phased-array antennas; Tunable matching networks for adaptive RF front-ends; Micromachining submillimeter waveguide components using SU-8; Millimeter-wave Fourier transform spectrometers; Enhanced computer security using RF signatures

Scott Barker received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia in 1994, his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1996 and 1999, respectively, both from the University of Michigan. He was a staff scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory from 1999 to 2000 before coming to the University of Virginia in December 2000 where he is an associate professor. He is on the technical committee for RF-MEMS and micromachining for the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society of the IEEE. In 2000 he received the Microwave Prize for best paper of the year.


  • RF-MEMS Based Double-Slug Tuner, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Development of an Integrated Millimeter-wave Fourier Transform Spectrometer, National Science Foundation
  • Idiosyncratic Computer Signatures Used for Software Protection, Barron Associates