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Phil Bartley received a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from Old Dominion University in 1973 and 1976. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2005. His work experience includes positions at several US Naval facilities. His duties included writing software for computer aided test systems. He was a microwave systems engineer and district manager at the Hewlett Packard Company. He co-founded Innovative Measurement Solutions, Inc. in 1984. He currently serves as president and CEO of the company. He has taught at the Southern Polytechnic State University, Old Dominion University and the University of Georgia. In 1997 he was named ASAE teacher of the year at the University of Georgia. While at Georgia he worked with the Agricultural Research Service of the USDA. This work involved measuring the permittivity of agricultural products. These measurements can be correlated to moisture content, fruit ripeness and product quality. He is currently working with Agilent Technologies developing materials property measurement techniques. He has written numerous technical papers. His current interests include using electromagnetic property measurements as a sensor for agricultural, pharmaceutical, medical, biological and chemical processes.