OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi electrical engineering professors were named the first winners of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society’s new annual awards to recognize technical and service achievements.
The award winners were announced at the 29th annual ACES Conference in Monterey, Calif.
Atef Z. Elsherbeni received the ACES Technical Achievement Award, which recognizes one or more demonstrated, original technical contributions in the field of applied computational electromagnetics, supported by publications, patents and other products such as developed computer codes.
“This is a great honor and recognition,” Elsherbeni said. “I am very pleased to be the first to receive this award. At the same time, I felt the pressure and responsibility to do better and be more productive. It is not easy in today’s challenging environment, but we all have to try our best.”
Elsherbeni was also elected president of the society for a two-year term starting April 2013.
Allen W. Glisson was presented the ACES Meritorious Service Award to honor outstanding and dedicated service to the society over a long time.
Glisson, chair and professor emeritus of electrical engineering, said he is most appreciative of the honor. He is a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Member Award and received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Memphis Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award in 1998, Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award in 1989 and IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Microwave Prize in 2004.
For his progress in the development and application of numerical techniques for electromagnetic problems and in the modeling of antennas – having published more than 300 scholarly works in these areas – Glisson was named a fellow of the IEEE and earned the title of fellow of the ACES.
During his 26-year tenure at Ole Miss, Elsherbeni has spent a fair share of time in the classroom, teaching electrical engineering principles and mentoring students. He also has carved out a legacy of research that has led to significant improvements in the telecommunications industry.
The associate dean of research and graduate programs in the UM School of Engineering became the fifth recipient of UM’s Distinguished Research and Creative Achievement Award in 2012. He is also the recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Contributions to Science Award from the Mississippi Academy of Science, the 2002 School of Engineering Outstanding Faculty Member Award and the 1996 IEEE Memphis Section Outstanding Engineering Educator Award. Elsherbeni is a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the ACES.
ACES originated from a computer modeling/electromagnetics workshop, announced in a memo circulated in January and February 1985. The primary goal of the workshop was to initiate a forum for exchange of information about computer-modeling tools such as the numerical electromagnetics code.
For more information on the awards and the deadline for nominations, please go to http://www.aces-society.org/.