J. Gordon Beattie, Jr

J. Gordon Beattie, Jr. is a Senior Principal Research Scientist/Engineer, on the RF and Wireless Architecture team in the Chief Technology Organization Office of VIAVI Solutions where he drives innovation across business units with focus on 5G/6G, Mission-Critical and Tactical Communications, Non-Terrestrial Networks, Positioning, Navigation and Timing, and related communications technologies.  He is a former Member of Technical Staff/Principal Technical Architect at AT&T Bell Labs/AT&T Labs where he focused on service assurance systems and protocols, and intellectual property development. 

He has authored, or contributed to 165 granted U.S. Patents, and was recognized with AT&T’s Social Innovator Award for inspiring colleagues to get involved in the work of Intellectual Property creation and protection.  Gordon is a recipient of the AT&T Service Excellence Award for his innovative approaches to identifying and mitigating customer-impacting network defects across complex communications platforms. 

Gordon is a trained volunteer Communications Team Leader/Technician with the Passaic County, New Jersey Sheriff’s Department, a volunteer with the Suwannee County Florida Office of Emergency Management and an active licensed Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator (W2TTT) since 1975.     Gordon is an IEEE Member and has contributed to the IEEE’s P1897 workgroup on Power Line Noise.  Gordon a member of the Association of Old Crows, a Life Member of the American Radio Relay League and a member of the Radio Society of Great Britain. 

Gordon grew up in New Jersey, Louisiana, and New York City, played ice hockey and soccer and loved to hike, paddle and camp.  He and his wife have three grown sons and have been active in many community activities including Scouting and coaching, as well as other activities in their church.  Gordon is a compulsive tinkerer, creator, mentor and collaborator, who seeks to energize others as he is energized by others.