D.V. Giri was born in India and is a naturalized U.S. citizen. He attended the National College in Bangalore, India, receiving the B.Sc. degree in Physics and Mathematics from Mysore University in 1964.
He then entered the Indian Institute of Science and received the B.E. and M.E. degrees from the Department of Electrical Communications Engineering in 1967 and 1969, respectively, where his research work was in the area of electromagnetic wave propagation through simulated plasma in the K-band.
He continued his graduate study at Harvard University receiving M.S. (Applied Mathematics, 1973) and Ph. D (Applied Physics, 1975), where his work was mainly in the area of electromagnetic theory and antennas. His interests include applied mathematics, numerical, analysis and microwave engineering.
Dr. Giri has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the Dept. of EECS, University of California, Berkeley campus and is presently a self-employed consultant as Pro-Tech, in Alamo, CA, doing R&D work for U.S. Government and Industry. From May 1978 to September 1984, he was a staff scientist at LuTech, Inc. Prior to his association with LuTech, Inc., Dr. Giri was a Research Associate for the National Research Council at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, where he conducted research in EMP and other aspects of electromagnetic theory. One of the major areas of his work at AFRL concerned the parallel-plate EMP simulators. This included both numerical electromagnetic calculations, and design and analysis of associated experiments.
At the request of his colleagues, he also reviewed and provided guidance on various AFRL programs. While at AFRL, he also actively collaborated with several colleagues at various other institutions. He is a Charter member of the Electromagnetics Society. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Electromagnetics, published by Taylor and Francis. He has served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility.
He was elected to the grade of Fellow by the EMP Fellows Committee of Summa Foundation 1994 for his contribution to EMP simulator design HPM antenna design. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers, India. He spent nine months (June 1982 to February 1983) with the Indian Space Research Organization working on Satellite EMI test facilities and Microwave Communication filter designs. He has published two books, one book chapter and over a hundred fifty papers, reports etc.