Berger Earns 8-state Region IEEE Outstanding Engineering Educator Award

Posted: September 18, 2023

Ohio State Electrical & Computer Engineering Professor Paul Berger won the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award for his ongoing services to the eight-state IEEE Region 2.

IEEE, Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Its members inspire a global community through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Berger is being recognized for his service to IEEE Region 2, which extends from Eastern Indiana to Southern New Jersey, including Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, the National Capital Region of D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Berger is a Professor in ECE and Physics at Ohio State and serves as a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Tampere University in Finland. He is actively working on quantum tunneling devices, printable semiconductor devices & circuits for IoT, bioelectronics, novel devices, novel semiconductors and applied physics. The professor was also elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2011 for his work on quantum tunneling devices.

The Columbus Section, with 934 members, boasts 30 IEEE Fellows, 24 Life Fellows, 102 graduate students and 38 student members.

Berger has also remained active in the IEEE Columbus Section, where he is serving his second term as elected vice chair. IEEE Columbus previously earned the 2022 Member and Geographic Activities Outstanding Section Award worldwide for medium-sized sections through vital activities, including forming the new Women in Engineering Chapter, conducting several community service projects in Columbus. Berger also served in South America helping to construct solar-powered desalinization for indigenous people, and brought the 2021 IEEE International Flexible Electronics Conference (IFECTC) to Columbus in a virtual setting during COVID-19.

Elected IEEE Columbus Chair Helen Winfrey said there are 21 sections in Region 2 and their section swept the Five 2023 Region 2 Individuals Awards.

“This is an amazing accomplishment to get all five awards by one section,” Winfrey said.

Columbus IEEE winners include:

  • Helen Winfrey, Professional Leadership Award
  • Paul Berger, Outstanding Engineering Educator Award
  • Daniel Chionuma, Outstanding Service Award
  • Dan Recker, Outstanding Engineer Award

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