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Pieter Lucas Abrie, D.Eng, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Abrie has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of engineering and higher education

Dr. Pieter Lucas Abrie is an expert in the development of software and design of microwave amplifiers.

    VANCOUVER, WA, August 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Pieter Lucas Abrie, D.Eng., with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Abrie celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

The founder of AMPSA, Inc. in Vancouver, Wash. in 2018 and managing director of AMPSA Pty. Ltd. in Centurion, South Africa since 1996, Dr. Abrie is an expert in the development of software and design of microwave amplifiers. Dr. Abrie also served as an associate professor of engineering at the University of Pretoria for a year and as a lecturer for 10 years.

AMPSA was established in 1986 from research conducted on amplifier design techniques at the University of Pretoria. AMPSA's services were initially focused on designing and fabricating RF and microwave amplifiers to its clients in South Africa. The Amplifier Design Wizard (ADW) and Impedance Matching Wizard (IMW) were developed in this process as design tools. A longstanding member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society), Dr. Abrie first earned a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) at Pretoria University in 1976, followed by a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors), Master of Engineering and Doctor of Engineering at Pretoria University between 1981 and 1986.

Dr. Abrie has contributed several articles to professional magazines in his area of expertise. He also published several books. In 2009, the second edition of his book "Design of RF and Microwave Amplifiers and Oscillators" was released. "Q-Match: Lumped-Element Impedance Matching Software" was released in 2001 and "The Design of Impedance - Matching Networks for Radio-Frequency and Microwave Amplifiers" in 1985.

Born in Brakpan, South Africa, Dr. Abrie married Hilda Grundlingh in July 1980. He has three sons, Albert, Dewald and Willem. Notably, he has been cited in multiple editions of Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the World. For more information on Dr. Abrie, visit

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Pieter Lucas Abrie, D.Eng, has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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