Rui Ma received the B.Eng. degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, in 2004, M.S. and Dr.-Ing. degrees from University of Kassel, Germany, in 2006 and 2009 (all in Electrical Engineering), respectively.
From 2007-2010, he was with the Microwave Electronics Labs at University of Kassel as research fellow working on the transistor modeling and RF power amplifier design. From 2010-2012, he was a Senior Research Engineer with Research, Nokia Siemens Networks (now Nokia Bell Labs), where he focused on the R&D of enabling power amplifier technologies for wideband radio at NSN CTO Research in Beijing, China.
Since March 2012, he is with Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL) in Cambridge, USA. Currently, he is a Senior Principal Scientist of RF Research, responsible for projects focused on power amplifiers, digital transmitter, 5G radio, as well as emerging applications of GaN. In 2013, he received the specification award by MIPI Alliance for the development of Analog Reference Interface (ACI) for Envelope Tracking eTrak specification. In 2015, and 2016, he was awarded Mitsubishi Electric Director Awards for the contributions to GaN development and its RF applications.
Dr. Ma is a senior member of IEEE and inventor or co-inventor for more than 15 U.S. patents and patent applications on RF related topics. He serves MTT-S AdCom Committee since 2016. He is MTT Boston Chapter Chair from April 2018.