Faculty Honors | ECE | Virginia Tech


  • National Academy of Engineering

  • Chen-Ching Liu (2020)

    For contributions to computational methods for power system restoration and cybersecurity.

    Dushan Boroyevich (2014)

    For advancements in control, modeling, and design of electronic power conversion for electric energy and transportation.

    Fred C. Lee (2011)

    For contributions to high-frequency power conversion and systems integration technologies, education, industry alliances, and technology transfer.

    Arun G. Phadke (1993)

    For contributions to the field of digital control, protection, and monitoring of power electrical systems.

  • IEEE Fellows

  • Haining Wang (2020)

    For contributions to network and cloud security.

    Walid Saad (2019)

    For contributions to distributed optimization in cooperative and heterogeneous wireless systems.

    Guo-Quan (G.Q.) Lu (2018)

    For development of materials and packaging technologies for power electronics modules.

    R. Michael Buehrer (2017)

    For contributions to wideband signal processing in communications and geolocation.

    Jung-Min (Jerry) Park (2017)

    For contributions to dynamic spectrum sharing, cognitive radio networks, and security issues.

    Theresa Mayer (2017)

    For contributions to nano materials integration and directed assembly.

    Lamine Mili (2016)

    For contributions to robust state estimation for power systems.

    T.-C. Poon (2016)

    For contributions to optical image processing and digital holography.

    Yue (Joseph) Wang (2016)

    For contributions to genomic signal analytics and image-based tissue characterization.

    Khai Ngo (2015)

    For contributions to unified synthesis and modeling of switched-mode converters.

    Y. Thomas Hou (2014)

    For contributions to modeling and optimization of wireless networks.

    Michael S. Hsiao (2013)

    For contributions to automatic test pattern generation of integrated circuits.

    Luke Lester (2013)

    For contributions to quantum dot lasers.

    Sanjay Raman (2013)

    For leadership in adaptive microwave and millimeter-wave integrated circuits.

    Timothy Sands (2010)

    For contributions to metal/semiconductor interfaces and heterogeneous integration.

    Dong S. Ha (2008)

    For leadership in VLSI design and test.

    Jih-Sheng (Jason) Lai (2007)

    For contributions to high performance high power inverters.

    Dushan Boroyevich (2006)

    For advancement of control, modeling and design of switching power converters.

    Jeff Reed (2004)

    For contributions to software defined radio.

    Krishnan Ramu (2001)

    For contributions to the development of AC and switched reluctance motor drives.

    Saifur Rahman (1998)

    For contributions to electric power engineering education.

    Marius K. Orlowski (1997)

    For contributions to the modeling of MOSFET devices and technology.

    Chen-Ching Liu (1994)

    For contributions to development of knowledge-based systems for power system applications.

    Charles W. Bostian (1992)

    For contributions to and leadership in the understanding of satellite path radio wave propagation.

    Sedki M. Riad (1992)

    For contributions to time-domain measurement s through physical modeling of sampling devices.

    Amir I. Zaghloul (1992)

    For contributions to the application of phased array antennas to communications satellite systems.

    Fred C. Lee (1990)

    For contributions to high-frequency quasi-resonant and multiresonant converters and for the development of a program of engineering education in power electronics.

    Warren Stutzman (1989)

    For contributions to wave propagation through the natural environment and antenna synthesis.

    David de Wolf (1988)

    For contributions to wave propagation theory in random media and to the numerical simulation of wave and particle beams by phase-space methods.

    Gary S. Brown (1986)

    For contributions to the understanding and application of electromagnetic scattering from rough surfaces.

    William H. Tranter (1985)

    For contributions in communications and signal processing research, and for leadership in engineering education.

    Arun G. Phadke (1980)

    For contributions to the application of digital computers to power systems.

  • Technical Society Awards

  • Chen-Ching Liu (2004)

    IEEE Power Engineering Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator Award

    Chen-Ching Liu (2000)

    IEEE Third Millennium Medal

    IEEE Industrial Electronics Society Anthony J. Hornfeck Service Award

    Krishnan Ramu (2010)

    IEEE-USA Professional Achievement Award

    Saifur Rahman (2010)

    IEEE Centennial Medal

    Richard Claus (1994)

    HKN Technical Achievement Award

    Arun Phadke

    SPIE Lifetime Achievement Award

    Richard Claus (2002)

    SPIE Harold E. Edgerton Award

    Luke Lester (2012)

    ASCE Normal Medal

    Richard Claus (1999)

    ASME Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Prize

    Richard Claus (1998)

    SPIE Dennis Gabor Award

    T.-C. Poon (2016)
  • Research and Service Awards

  • Chen-Ching Liu (2013)

    Doctor Honoris Causa, University "Politehnica" of Bucharest, Romania, 2013.

    Sloan Research Fellowship

    Paul Plassmann (2016)

    Franklin Award

    Arun Phadke (2008)

    Virginia Scientist of the the Year

    Richard Claus

    Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)

    Tom Martin (2006)
    Sanjay Raman (2000)

    NSF CAREER Awards

    Mona Ghassemi (2020)
    Xiaoting Jia (2019)
    Qiang Li (2017)
    Guoqiang Yu (2017)
    Walid Saad (2013)
    Jo Baker (2012)
    Yaling Yang (2011)
    Paul Ampadu (2010)
    Masoud Agah (2008)
    Leyla Nazhandali (2008)
    Jung-Min Park (2008)
    Patrick Schaumont (2007)
    Yong Xu (2007)
    Tom Martin (2005)
    Allen MacKenzie (2005)
    Thomas Hou (2004)
    Dan Stilwell (2003)
    Michael Hsaio (2001)
    Sanjay Raman (1999)
    Mark Jones (1997)
    Luke Lester (1995)
    G.Q. Lu (1995)

    Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Awards

    Walid Saad (2015)
    Thomas Hou (2003)
    Dan Stillwell (2003)

    NSF Presidential Faculty Fellow Award

    Louis Guido (1992)

    NSF Young Investigator Award

    Lamine Mili (1993)

    Alumni Distinguished Professors

    Charles Bostian (Emeritus)

    University Distinguished Professors

    Fred C. Lee
    Arun Phadke (Emeritus)
    Dushan Boroyevich

    Alumni Research Award Winners

    Richard Claus (1994)
    Fred Lee (1990)

    Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) Award

    Mona Ghassemi (2020)
  • Other Fellows

  • National Academy of Inventors

    Timothy D. Sands (2012)

    Materials Research Society

    Timothy D. Sands (2009)

    American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering Fellow

    Yue ("Joseph") Wang (2004)

    Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Fellow

    Amir Zaghloul (2011)

    Institute of Physics

    T.-C. Poon (2014)
    Richard Claus (2001)

    OSA Fellow

    T.-C. Poon (1998)
    David de Wolf (1991)

    SPIE Fellows

    Luke Lester (2013)
    Anbo Wang (2010)
    T.-C. Poon (1999)
    Richard Claus (1992)
  • Major Teaching and Advising Awards

  • Virginia Outstanding Teacher Award

    Richard Claus (2004)

    HKN Outstanding Teaching Award

    Dushan Boroyevich (1994)
    Richard Claus (1982)

    Wine Award Winners for a history of teaching excellence

    Jaime De La Ree (2009)
    William Baumann (2005)
    Tim Pratt (2004)
    Charles Bostian (1982)

    Sporn Award Winners for excellence in introductory courses

    Jaime De La Ree (2004)
    Jason Thweatt (2002)
    G.Q. Lu (1995)
    Richard Claus (1984)

    Edward S. Diggs Teaching Scholars

    Tom Martin (2011)

    Provost's Award for Excellence in Advising

    Leslie Pendleton (2001)

    Award for Exellence in Career Advising

    Leslie Pendleton (1993 - 1994)

    Excalibur Award for Teaching with Technology

    Tom Martin (2014)
    Joe Tront (2005)
    Scott Midkiff (2004)

    Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education

    Sedki Riad (2011)

    Pete White Chair for Innovation in Engineering Education

    Joe Tront (2010 - 2012)