IEEE Recognizes Power Engineering Professor

June 17, 2010


Raymond Findlay, professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster, is the recipient of the IEEE Haraden Pratt Award for 2010.  The award is presented to an IEEE senior member or fellow who has provided outstanding service to the organization. 

“Findlay’s knowledge of the history of electrical engineering and IEEE, his dedication to member services and student activities and his belief in IEEE as a transnational technical society can be seen in his over 40 years of dedicated volunteer service,” noted the news release from IEEE announcing the award. “Known for an ability to effect change in people to produce positive results, Findlay has made an impact on IEEE at all levels. From student branches all the way to the president’s office, Findlay has made a difference for the good of engineering and IEEE.”
           
The award will be presented on June 26 at the IEEE Honors Ceremony in Montreal.  It will be broadcast live on the Web through IEEE.tv.
           
Recipients of this award receive a bronze medal, illuminated certificate, honorarium and travel expenses to award ceremony.

As noted in the news release, Prof. Findlay’s professional focus is low frequency electromagnetic fields and losses in electrical power devices. He has more than 200 publications and has been an invited distinguished lecturer on electric machines or electrical conductors in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. He has supervised or co-supervised 13 doctorate students to completion as well as 28 master’s degree students.


 

Paul Jessop
Raymond Findlay, professor emeritus in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

An IEEE Life Fellow and Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Findlay has been awarded the IEEE Regional Activities Innovation Award, EIC Canadian Pacific Railway Engineering Medal, IEEE Canada Merit Award, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IEEE Canada W.S.Read Outstanding Service Award, Toronto Section Centennial Medal and IEEE Canada McNaughton Medal. Findlay received his bachelor’s, Master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Toronto.

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