Kezunovic to receive the IEEE EAB Standards Education Award

Dr. Mladen Kezunovic, the Eugene E. Webb Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Photo of Dr. Mladen KezunovicEngineering at Texas A&M University, will be presented the 2011 IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) Standards Education Award during a Dec. 4 IEEE EAB/SA Awards Presentation Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J.

Kezunovic was chosen for the award "for educating students and engineers about the importance and benefits of interoperability standards."

This award was established by the IEEE EAB and the Standards Board of Governors to provide recognition for:

  • Those who have actively promoted the integration of standards, including IEEE standards, into academic and corporate internal development programs.
  • Provided support for education about standards needed in the design and development phases of professional practice (e.g. lectures, speaking engagements, tutorials, case studies, articles, etc.).
  • Promoted the importance of standards in meeting technical, economic, environmental, political and societal challenges.
  • Made significant and/or regular contributions of standards education materials (e.g. tutorials, case studies, articles, etc.).
  • Provided content or materials to support education about the standards setting process.

Kezunovic is the site director of Power Engineering Research Center and deputy director of the Center for Electrical Vehicles-Convergence of Transportation and Electricity, both NSF I/UCRCs at Texas A&M. Before joining Texas A&M in 1986 he worked for Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Pittsburgh and the Energoinvest Co. in Europe.

Kezunovic has published more than 400 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and has been invited to give more than 100 lectures worldwide. He is listed as a Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. While at Texas A&M, Kezunovic has been the principal investigator on more than 100 research projects and supervised more than 40 graduate students. Kezunovic is a Fellow of the IEEE, a member of CIGRÉ and a registered professional engineer in Texas.