ECE News Story
Mayergoyz Appointed Alford L. Ward Professor
Professor Isaak Mayergoyz has been appointed as The Alford L. Ward Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Maryland. Prof. Mayergoyz received the professorship in recognition of his sustained and influential work as a scholar and educator. The appointment will begin on January 1, 2010.
“Dr. Mayergoyz is being recognized for his outstanding accomplishments in device physics and electromagnetics,” said ECE Chairman and Professor Patrick O’Shea. “He will play an active role in providing leadership in semiconductor physics, electromagnetics, and power engineering, and in related areas of research and education. We look forward to his continued contributions as Ward Professor.”
Prof. Isaak Mayergoyz received his Master and Ph.D. degrees in the former Soviet Union where he worked as a senior research scientist in the Institute of Cybernetics of Ukranian Academy of Sciences before his emigration to the United States. On his arrival to the United States in 1980, he became a full professor of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of University of Maryland, College Park. In cooperation with Prof. Fawzi Emad, he developed the electric power engineering program at the ECE Department. For many years, he served as a consultant for the Research and Development Center of General Electric Company and has been selected as a visiting research fellow of this center.
His research interests include plasmon resonances in metallic and semiconductor nanoparticles; spin polarized current induced nonlinear magnetization dynamics; analysis of fluctuations in semiconductor nanodevices; stochastic analysis of systems with hysteresis; drive independent recovery and forensics of hard disk data; computational electromagnetics; and power engineering.
He has authored and coauthored 11 books and over 350 scientific papers. He is a Fellow of IEEE (1988), Visiting Research Fellow of GE Research and Development Center (1988), Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Magnetics Society (1994), Distinguished Scholar-Teacher of University of Maryland, College Park (1994) and a recipient of Outstanding Teacher Award of College of Engineering (1987). He has served on numerous IEEE committees, editorial boards of scientific journals and as the Editor of Academic Press-Elsevier Electromagnetism Series.
November 8, 2009