UMR Curators’ Professor named IEEE fellow

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On August 8, 2007

Dr. James Drewniak, Curators’ Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, received a Fellow Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

The award was presented during the IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, held July 8-13 in Honolulu.

Drewniak,director of the UMR Materials Research Center, studies coupling physics and numerical modeling for electromagnetic compatibility in printed and integrated circuits, power electronics and electric machinery, electromagnetic packaging effects and signal integrity, MEMS, numerical electromagnetic analysis and RF and microwave measurements.

Drewniak joined the UMR faculty in 1991 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He was named associate professor in 1997 and was named professor in 2001. He has served as director of the UMR MRC since 2002.

Drewniak has authored or co-authored numerous journal and magazine articles and book reviews. Since joining the UMR faculty, he has received 10 Faculty Excellence Awards and four Outstanding Teaching Awards. In 1996 he received the Outstanding Student Advising Award from the MSM-UMR Alumni Association.

Drewniak is also a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. Drewniak received certificates of appreciation and acknowledgment from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’s Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Society in 1999 and 2001, respectively. In 2000, he earned Best Paper honors at the 16th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics. He earned Best Paper honors from the IEEE International EMC Symposium in 1994, 1996 and 2006 and the IEEE EMC’s Technical Achievement Award in 2006.

Prior to joining UMR, Drewniak held research assistant positions in the bioacoustics and electromagnetics laboratories at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. While at the University of Illinois, Drewniak received a Knowles Fellowship in Electrical Engineering, an Ernest A. Reid Teaching Incentive Fellowship and a General Electric Teaching Incentive Grant.

Drewniak received bachelor of science, master of science and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985, 1987 and 1991, respectively.

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