Professor Alexander Wyglinski Named 2009-2010 Satin Distinguished Fellow

Professor Alexander Wyglinski has been named the 2009-2010 Joseph Samuel Satin Distinguished Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Satin Fellowship was created to promote new ideas and teaching approaches, to make possible the fulfillment of special expertise needs, and to facilitate special research projects and other educational activities for which other funding may not be available.

Picture on right: ECE Department Head Professor Fred Looft presents the 2009-2010 Joseph Samuel Satin Fellowship to Professor Alexander Wyglinski.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute President Dennis Berkey congratulated and thanked Professor Wyglinski adding, "Your work in cognitive and software defined radios, wireless communications, and networking is an excellent example of innovation, new research, and special expertise. Your service in the department, and to WPI, as co-director of the Limerick Project Center, and as a faculty advisor to Women in Electrical and Computer Engineering (WECE) demonstrates your commitment to the students."

The Satin Fellowship is awarded to a member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in recognition of the importance of encouraging excellence and supporting the exploration of new ideas and teaching approaches. It includes a substantial stipend to support these initiatives. The Fellowship was established in 1982 by Leonard Satin in memory of his father, Joseph Satin, and to recognize the outstanding teachers at the alma mater of Leonard's son, Joseph S. Satin II, who graduated from WPI in 1968. The award is also a tribute to the members of the Satin family, who built the Satin America Corp., a supplier of remanufactured circuit breakers, switchgear and unit substations for use in electric power distribution.

September 4, 2009