ECE Hall of Fame:  Daniel L. Schweickart

Posted: December 15, 2020

EE/ECE Alumnus Daniel L. Schweickart earned his MSEE degree at The Ohio State University in 1974. He also earned his BEE in 1973 at the University of Dayton and his PhD from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1993.

Schweickart's field of study includes Insulation Integrity and Breakdown Diagnostics, High Voltage Engineering and Electric Power Systems. 

In his distinguished career, he served as Senior Electrical Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Aerospace Systems Directorate, Power and Control Division, Wright-Patterson AF Base, OH.

Schweickart is a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. Prior to joining AFRL, he held positions with utility equipment manufacturers, the Department of Energy, and a consulting engineering firm. In his 30+ years at AFRL, his research has included partial discharge phenomena and insulation testing, advanced insulation systems for airborne power applications, and detection and mitigation of insulation breakdown events in aircraft power systems. Most recently, his expertise is focused on investigations to support the international development of new guidelines for safe and reliable designs, as well as performance validation of certain 270 Vdc powered equipment in aerospace vehicles.

In 2012, Schweickart was recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers “For contributions to insulation systems and the development of design guidelines for aerospace applications."