Achievements: July 2014

The following IEEE members were recently recognized by other organizations and IEEE societies

28 July 2014

achieveFeely Photo: University College Dublin

Fellow Orla Feely was appointed vice president for research, innovation, and impact at University College Dublin (UCD).

Feely is a professor and head of the electrical engineering department at the university’s School of Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering. She cofounded the UCD Energy Institute, a collaboration between academia and industry to develop a sustainable electrical energy system, and she leads a research group at the university that focuses on nonlinear circuits.

Feely is a member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.


achievejaffari Photo: Reading Municipal Light Department

Member Hamid Jaffari was appointed director of engineering and operations at the Reading Municipal Light Department, in Massachusetts. The utility provides electricity to Reading and three other towns.

Previously, Jaffari was director of Danvers Electric, another Massachusetts utility.


achieveSingh Photo: SPIE

Fellow Rajendra Singh was honored by U.S. President Barack Obama as a Champion of Change for his role in advancing solar energy and photovoltaic technology.

Singh was recognized for “doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of his community in South Carolina and for mentoring students to transform global electricity infrastructure with solar technologies.”

An electrical and computer engineering professor at Clemson University, he has spent nearly four decades conducting pioneering research in photovoltaic module manufacturing. He mentors local preuniversity students in addition to his students at Clemson.

Singh is a member of the IEEE Communications, Electron Devices, and Power Electronics societies.


The following members were recognized by IEEE societies.

achievebarcohen Photo: IEEE

The IEEE Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology Society presented Fellow Avram Bar-Cohen with its annual CPMT Award, which recognizes contributions to the advancement of device and systems packaging, including packaging of microelectronics, optoelectronics, and microelectromechanical systems.

Bar-Cohen, a CPMT Society member, was cited for “contributions through leadership, education, and advocacy to thermal design, modeling, and analysis of electronic components, and for original research on heat transfer and liquid-phase cooling.”

He is a professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland in College Park.


The IEEE Electron Devices Society recognized two of its members with awards for 2013.

achieveclaeys Photo: KU-Leuven

Fellow Cor Claeys received the EDS Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes outstanding service to the society and to its activities.

Claeys founded the EDS Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg) chapter in 1995. He has served as IEEE EDS president, IEEE Benelux Section chair, and EDS Benelux chapter chair. Since 2000, he has been an EDS distinguished lecturer, giving presentations at society events around the world.

He is director of advanced semiconductor technologies at IMEC, the microelectronics research center in Leuven, Belgium. He is also a professor of materials science at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. His research focuses on semiconductor technology, device physics, low-frequency noise phenomena, and radiation effects.

Claeys is a member of the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.


achieveDuvvury Photo: University of California

Life Fellow Charvaka Duvvury received the EDS Education Award for “long-standing services in the education and development of engineers and students in the field of electro-static discharge (ESD) and its applications for electronic devices.”

He is an ESD consultant who has given tutorials on the topic at IEEE conferences for more than 25 years. Duvvury teaches a short course on ESD at the University of California, Berkeley.

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