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Professor’s Research Spans Three Decades
Prof. Ziyad Salameh with the award from the IEEE Power & Energy Society.
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.
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