University recognizes electrical and computer engineering professor with scholar award | WMU News

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Dr. Massood Atashbar

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Dr. Massood Atashbar will be offered with Western Michigan University’s Distinguished College Scholar Award through the Slide Convocation ceremony.

School preferred for the Distinguished School Scholar Award are honored on the foundation of fantastic creative, literary, philosophical, historic, technical or scientific accomplishment, bringing vast recognition from the academic community beyond Western’s campus.

Atashbar, professor of electrical and computer system engineering, will be acknowledged throughout the occasion on Friday, Sept. 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the North Ballroom on the second ground of the Bernhard Middle. Also getting awards at Fall Convocation are recipients of 4 other prestigious campuswide honors: Distinguished Company, Distinguished Training, Rising Scholar and annual Make a Variation awards.

The Distinguished College Scholar Award “pays tribute to all those who have accomplished greatness by contributing a sizeable system of perform to their discipline, and they are greatly acknowledged inside of national and intercontinental academic communities for their excellence,” says Dr. Christopher Cheatham, interim provost and vice president for tutorial affairs.

Atashbar joined Western’s college in 1999 after finishing his postdoctoral degree at Penn Condition College. He gained a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Know-how in Australia, a Learn of Science in electrical engineering from Sharif College of Engineering in Iran and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Isfahan College of Technology in Iran.

Because 2011, he has been director of the Heart for State-of-the-art Good Sensors and Buildings, which is dedicated to undertaking exploration in sensible sensors and buildings. This heart focuses on interdisciplinary study and delivers mentoring for doctoral and master’s learners.

His get the job done in this distinctive analysis area of interest of sensor know-how has distinguished him in his industry, in accordance to a colleague.

“Dr. Atashbar’s work has evidently demonstrated how he has established himself as a trainer-scholar. He has made a nationally regarded investigation software that carries on to affect the electrical engineering group although participating graduate and undergraduate learners,” says Dr. Sherine O. Obare, professor of nanoscience and dean of the Joint Faculty of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and North Carolina A&T Condition University. “He has successfully incorporated his investigation into entrepreneurship actions that have captivated new funding options, marketplace collaborations and international partnerships to the University.”

Atashbar’s study was also hailed by his counterparts at other universities as well as engineers and market heads at corporations like Texas Biochemicals Inc. and the Boeing Organization.

“Dr. Atashbar is one of the pioneers in the flexible and printed-electronics field. He is uniquely poised to progress the electronics manufacturing sector in the U.S. His caliber of analysis is exceedingly critical and really sought after, and only a handful of have the competencies and aptitude to make critical, lasting advances in this vital region of investigation,” states Dr. D. (Ravi) Ravichandran of Texas Biochemicals Inc.

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