Named Life Fellow of the IEEE

Another recognition for Professor Kamal Al-Haddad

Friday, November 15, 2019

ÉTS is proud to announce that Professor Kamal Al-Haddad of the Electrical Engineering Department was recently named a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE, which was created out of the merger of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers (founded in 1884) and the Institute of Radio Engineers (founded in 1912), is a prestigious professional association dedicated to the advancement of technology in electrical engineering.

The IEEE is a leading global authority in a number of fields, including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering and consumer electronics, among others.

In 2007, Professor Al-Haddad was named an IEEE Fellow – the organization’s highest distinction – for his outstanding contribution to research and development in the area of electronic power converters. He was awarded the title of Life Fellow because, in addition to being a Fellow, he has been a member of the IEEE for a number of years that, when added to his age, totals 100 years; eloquent evidence of Kamal Al-Haddad’s solid and continuous commitment to the profession and the organization.

Professor Al-Haddad has accumulated a large number of scientific honours and distinctions, and is a member of the Academy of Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC), which is the greatest honour that can be bestowed on those who work in the Arts, Sciences and Social Sciences in Canada.

A pioneer in power electronics and energy conversion systems, the Professor-Researcher is ranked among the leading minds in the field around the world. His research has had a significant impact on the development of innovative products, because he has honed his research approach to the point where new technologies that are developed in his laboratory find application in multiple sectors, especially in the aerospace, transportation, telecommunications and electrical industries, both in Canada and across the globe.

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