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Mazumder elected an AAAS Fellow

Professor Sudip K. Mazumder was elevated to the rank of Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his distinguished contributions to the field of multi-scale control and analysis of power-electronic systems.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an international non-profit, is “dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association.” The AAAS, founded in 1848, serves 261 affiliated societies and academies of science and serves 10 million people. AAAS publishes the journal Science, which has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world.

AAAS began the tradition of naming Fellows in 1874, and this year Mazumder is one of 489 members to earn the distinction. It is a lifetime appointment.

“I am honored and humbled to be elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. For the last couple of decades, my students and I have been working in the area of multi-scale control of power-electronic systems, which is a radical departure from conventional approaches to the control of such semiconductor-based fast-switching systems,” he said. “I am delighted to know that our work has been recognized.”

Mazumder has been with UIC for 18 years and is a pioneer in the field of power electronics. He has more than 25 years of professional experience, holding R&D and design positions in leading industrial organizations. He has also served as a technical consultant for several industries and is the president of NextWatt LLC, a small business he established in 2008.