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Saifur Rahman honored with Outstanding Power Engineering Educator award from IEEE Power & Energy Society

Dr. Rahman and Noel Schultz

Noel Schulz congratulates Saifur
Rahman at awards ceremony

Saifur Rahman, Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute, has received the IEEE Power & Energy Society Outstanding Power Engineering Educator award. Rahman accepted the award from Noel Schulz, president of the IEEE Power & Energy Society, during a ceremony last week at the 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.

More than 3,000 people attended the annual meeting which -- in addition to the awards ceremony -- includes technical sessions, a student program, committee meetings, and tutorials.

During one of the meeting sessions, Rahman presented the paper, "Hardware Demonstration of a Home Energy Management System for Demand Response Applications," which he coauthored with Murat Kuzlu, postdoctoral associate, and Manisa Pipattanasomporn, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, at the Virginia Tech Advanced Research Institute.

The mission of the IEEE Power & Energy Society is to be the leading provider of scientific and engineering information on electric power and energy for the betterment of society and the preferred professional development source of its members.

In 2012, Rahman was honored with the society’s Meritorious Service Award. In 2011 he received the Professional Achievement Award from IEEE-USA in recognition of his outstanding leadership efforts in advancing the professional aims of the IEEE in the field of power and energy in the United States.

Posted July 31, 2013