Gerling Associates

John F. Gerling

Mr. Gerling has over 30 years of engineering and manufacturing experience in industrial microwave heating. Product design experience includes microwave generators, consumer microwave appliances, industrial conveyors, semiconductor processing equipment and a variety of custom applicators and waveguide components. Mr. Gerling has developed several innovative solutions for reactive chokes, waveguide adapters and transitions, impedance matching elements and variable geometry applicators.

Vadim Yakovlev, Ph.D.

A recognized expert in 3-D computer modeling of industrial microwave heating systems, Dr. Yakovlev's expertise includes FDTD-backed computation and optimization of high frequency electromagnetic systems, coupled electromagnetic/heat transfer analysis and model-based temperature optimization. Dr. Yakovlev is a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and director of the Industrial Microwave Modeling Group (IMMG) at Worchester Polytechnic Institute.

Ronald R. Lentz, Ph.D.

Dr. Lentz provides expertise in theoretical analysis and microwave engineering based on over 30 years background with consumer microwave appliances, magnetrons, microwave generators, waveguide components and high power delivery systems. Dr. Lentz is currently involved in product research and development at California Tube Laboratory.

Stephen D. Schultz

Mr. Schultz brings over 25 years of electrical and software engineering experience related to process control and systems development in the pharmaceuticals, petrochemical and food processing industries. Expertise includes PLC programming, motion control, embedded microprocessor controls and MS Windows® application development.

John E. Gerling

Mr. Gerling (John "Sr") offers a unique and extensive knowledge base in almost all areas of microwave and RF heating technologies, covering over 50 years from early innovations in industrial processing systems to the latest trends in consumer appliances. Expertise includes consumer microwave ovens, microwave generators and systems, magnetron design and failure analysis, human safety and tort litigation. Visit for details and contact information.