CORVALLIS, Ore. - Gabor Temes, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the highest professional distinction for engineers in both industry and academia.
Temes, who has been at OSU's School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science since 1990, was honored for his "contributions to analog signal processing and engineering education."
Members are selected for significant contributions to engineering research, practice, or education, and for the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology." Temes is the second OSU faculty member to receive the rare honor; the first was professor emeritus Octave Levenspiel, who was elected in 2000.
Temes' career has spanned work in industry and academia. He served as distinguished professor and department chair at UCLA and as professor and department head at OSU. His research in the area of analog integrated circuits - the interface between the "real" analog world and digital signal processors - has improved the quality of sound and data communications.
He holds 14 patents and has more than 500 publications, including several books. His long career has earned him many accolades including the IEEE Kirchhoff Award, a prestigious distinction recognizing outstanding career achievements.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Gabor Temes at Oregon State," said Bella Bose, professor and interim school head in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. "In addition to being an outstanding researcher, he is an excellent mentor and many of his graduate students have gone on to become leaders in industry and academia."
This year, 67 new members were elected to the academy, bringing the total U.S. membership to 2,263. The induction ceremony will be held on Oct. 4 during the National Academy of Engineering's annual meeting in Washington, D.C.