IEEE recognizes three College of Engineering faculty with prestigious honors

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) recently recognized three faculty members of the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering with some of its highest honors.

The professional organization elevated Daniel van der Weide, a professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Bulent Sarlioglu, the Jean van Bladel Associate Professor in electrical and computer engineering, to the status of IEEE Fellow.

Van der Weide is cited for contributions to ultrafast terahertz electronics and biomedical applications of microwave technologies. Sarlioglu received the honor for applications of electrical drives in the aerospace industry.

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Bulent Sarlioglu

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends elevating a small group of recipients to the status of IEEE Fellow. In any given year, less than 0.01% of voting members of the organization of 400,000 are elevated to this grade.

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Thomas Jahns

The IEEE also selected Professor Emeritus Thomas Jahns, who recently retired from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronic Consortium, for its 2022 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering, one of its prestigious technical field awards. The medal recognizes outstanding contributions to the technology associated with the generation, transmission, distribution, application and utilization of electric power for the betterment of society.

The award cites Jahns for contributions to the development of high-efficiency permanent magnet machines and drives.

The IEEE medals recognize an elite group of researchers, innovators, inventors and innovators whose exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions have made a lasting impact on technology, society and the engineering profession.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. The association with members in 160 countries, is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Author: Jason Daley