Enjeti receives inaugural IEEE technical achievement award

EnjetiDr. Prasad Enjeti, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society (PELS) R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award.

Enjeti, the TI Professor III in Analog Engineering, was presented the award for his outstanding technical contributions in power electronics. The award is dedicated to the memory of Dr. R. David Middlebrook, emeritus professor from the California Institute of Technology.

Enjeti joined the Texas A&M electrical engineering faculty in 1988. He is the lead developer of the Fuel Cell Power Systems Laboratory and Power Electronics and Power Quality Laboratory at Texas A&M and does consulting work in the area of power electronics, power quality and clean power utility interface issues. He has received a University-level Distinguished Achievement Award for Teaching from the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University in 2004.

A registered professional engineer in Texas, Enjeti received his bachelor’s degree from Osmania University in India, his master’s from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT Kanpur) and his doctorate from Concordia University in Canada, all in electrical engineering.

The IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Technical Achievement Award is given based upon the following criteria: an individual who is judged to have accomplished outstanding contributions in the technical field of power electronics, within one or more subfields such as modeling and control, design-oriented analysis, development, simulation and application of electronic devices, passive components, analog sensing and power circuits for inverters, converters and motor drives in all power levels. The awardee must be a member of the IEEE with good standing and of any grade. Enjeti will receive the award during a September ceremony.