UNM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Edl Schamiloglu received the Richard F. Shea Distinguished Member Award by the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society at a Pulsed Power Conference in San Francisco recently. The award is the Society’s highest level distinguished service award.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the NPSS and the fields of nuclear and plasma science through leadership and service to our Society. Schamiloglu’s citation reads, “For outstanding contributions to the IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society through its Pulsed Power Science and Technology and Plasma Science and Applications Technical Committees.”

A Fellow of the IEEE since 2002, Schamiloglu is an active researcher in the Applied Electromagnetics Group. The thrust of his research has been studying beam-wave interactions in high power sources of coherent electromagnetic radiation.  He has co-edited one book and co-authored another on this topic. He has published over 95 refereed journal articles and his work has been cited over 2950 times. His h-index is 25. Schamiloglu was been principal investigator on grants and contracts of more than $18 million.

“I’m truly appreciative of this international honor, especially in light of who the previous recipients have been,” Schamiloglu said.

Previous recipients can be viewed on the society’s website.