Posted October 2, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Thomas G. Habetler recently won two top IEEE honors–the IEEE Power Electronics Society Harry A. Owen Distinguished Service Award and the IEEE Industry Applications Society Gerald B. Kliman Innovator Award. Dr. Habetler was presented with both of these awards at the 2012 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Expo, held September 15-20 in Raleigh, N.C.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech since 1989, Dr. Habetler has been an active IEEE volunteer for more than 20 years with both the IEEE Power Electronics Society (PELS) and IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS). He has served as an IEEE-PELS officer at the local Atlanta chapter level and advanced to top IEEE-PELS administrative officer roles as president, vice president, and secretary for the Society as a whole. He has also served as chair of major IEEE-PELS committees, including his current role as chair of the strategic planning committee With IEEE-IAS, Dr. Habetler has served as the chair of one of its technical committees and has won several IEEE-IAS best paper awards. He has also been involved as general chair and technical program chair for several IEEE-PELS and IAS conferences and workshops.
After being elected to the IEEE Board as Division II Director, Dr. Habetler became more involved with other areas of the Institute. He has served as IEEE member recruitment chair, a technical area representative on the Member and Geographic Activities Board, and is currently serving on the IEEE-USA Board of Directors.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is one of eight schools and departments in the College of Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. All ECE undergraduate and graduate programs are in the top 10 of the most recent college rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Over 2,500 students are enrolled in the School’s graduate and undergraduate programs, and in the last academic year, 723 degrees were awarded.
Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.