Achievements: December 2015

Three IEEE members have been recognized for appointments and awards

28 December 2015

Fellow Yue Kuo received the Electrochemical Society’s Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology. He was cited for his contributions to nanoelectronics.

Kuo is a professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M, in College Station, where he established the university’s Thin Film Nano and Microelectronics Research Laboratory. His research focuses on thin-film transistors and solar cells, solid-state incandescent LEDs, and biochips.

He is a member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society.


Fellow Edl Schamiloglu received the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society’s Peter Haas Award for his contributions to pulsed power.

Schamiloglu is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque. He is director of the university’s Cosmiac Center, a space electronics research laboratory, where his work focuses on high-power microwave sources and plasma physics.

He is a member of the IEEE NPSS as well as the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.


Senior Member Paul M. Whitacre was inducted into the Garfield Society of Hiram College, in Ohio. The society, named for U.S. President James A. Garfield, honors individuals who have demonstrated professional achievement and whose efforts have benefited their communities.

Whitacre is a senior vice president at Onyx Renewable Partners, a company in New York City that helps develop renewable energy. An IEEE Power & Energy Society member, he is a Hiram College trustee.

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