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Salameh Receives Award for His Work on Renewable Energy

Professor’s Research Spans Three Decades

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Prof. Ziyad Salameh with the award from the IEEE Power & Energy Society.

By Edwin L. Aguirre

Electrical and computer engineering, Prof. Ziyad Salameh has been honored by the IEEE Power & Energy Society with the 2015 Ramakumar Family Renewable Energy Excellence Award in recognition of his “outstanding contributions in the field of developing, utilizing and integrating renewable energy resources in the national and global energy scenarios.”

“It’s an honor to receive the award,” he says. “I’m extremely happy to be recognized for the research I’ve been doing for the last 30 years.”

Salameh co-directs the university’s Center for Electric Car and Energy Conversion. For the past three decades, his research has focused on power electronics and the development and testing of batteries, electric vehicles, hybrid wind/photovoltaic power systems, super capacitors and fuel cells. He has written three textbooks on the subjects, has published 135 papers in refereed journals and has been invited to speak at conferences all over the world.

The award consists of a plaque, $1,000 in cash and travel stipend to attend the award ceremony, which was held in July in Denver.

Salameh joined the faculty of the Francis College of Engineering in 1985. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 1982.