J. R. James was a pioneer and world-renowned expert in his field of mobile communications. Most recently he served as a consulting engineer and professor emeritus at Cranfield University, United Kingdom, where he created and served as director of the Wolfson RF Engineering Center. Professor James authored or co-authored more than 190 publications in the field of communications, and was editor of a series of international research monographs on antennas and electromagnetics. Dr. James was a former president of the Institution of Electronic and Radio Engineers and chairman of the Institution of Electrical Engineers Electronics Division. He earned his Ph.D. and D.Sc. from London University and was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.