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Titus Chen receives Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award

Titus ChenTitus Chen, an undergraduate in electrical and computer engineering, received the Tom R. Burkes Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award at the IEEE International Power Modulator Conference held May 23-27, 2010 in Atlanta, GA. The award recognizes an “outstanding undergraduate student in his/her early career in engineering, science or technology associated with power modulation, power electronics or repetitive pulsed power.”

Chen, along with fellow ECE student Michael Rockwell, presented the paper “Flashover and Breakdown Investigations of Aircraft Wiring In Low Pressure Environment” during a poster session at the conference. The paper’s co-authors are: Donald Kasten, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State; Stephen Sebo, professor emeritus of electrical and computer engineering at Ohio State; Dennis Grosjean, Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc., Dayton; and Daniel Schweickart, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Chen and Rockwell are undergraduate research assistants working with Profs. Kasten and Sebo on an AFRL/WPAFB sponsored project; the paper described the efforts to date for that project.

The Tom R. Burkes Exceptional Undergraduate Student Award is one of two awards established by the IEEE International Power Modulator Conference in 2002 in honor of Dr. Tom R. Burkes, Professor, Texas Tech University (1937-1998).