IEEE recognition for Power Electronics contribution

29 November 2017

Professor Udaya Madawala has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

This is the first recognition received for the University of Auckland’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The honour acknowledges the excellence of Professor Madawala’s research – in particular, expertise and research impact in the field of Power Electronics for Bi-Directional Wireless Power transfer – and the contributions he has made to the profession.

The IEEE is a global professional association, with over 40,000 members in 160 countries who provide regular input via research and authoritative knowledge for industry standards. The position of Fellow is their highest grade of membership, and is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.

Head of Department Professor Kevin Sowerby states, “Achieving elevation to IEEE Fellow is particularly rare and difficult in New Zealand. This makes this wonderful achievement all the more special.”