Professor Dragan Maksimovic was recently named a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) for 2015, thanks to his contributions to digital control of high-frequency switched-mode power converters.
According to the IEEE, the grade of fellow is the highest grade of membership, and the total number of members selected annually cannot exceed one-tenth of one percent of the organization's total voting membership. The grade is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honor and important career achievement.
Maksimovic joins 10 other ECEE faculty members who are already IEEE Fellows: Frank Barnes, Steven Cundiff, Robert Erickson, Albin Gasiewski, Edward Kuester, Michael Lightner, Lucy Pao, Jay Pearlman, Zoya Popovic and Mahesh Varanasi. Five of the department's emeritus faculty members are also Fellows.
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