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March 1998


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Alumnus Named Outstanding Engineer

Tech alumnus Vlatko Vlatkovic (MSEE '91, Ph.D. '94) was recently honored with the Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer award by the IEEE Power Electronics Society.

The Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of power electronics by an engineer younger than 35 years of age. Outstanding contributions encompass a broad range of activities including research, innovative product design, and teaching and project management.

Vlatkovic received his B.S. degree from the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. From 1987 to 1989 he was employed as a Research and Teaching Associate in the Institute for Power and Electronics at the University of Novi Sad, where he worked on projects involving control of industrial machines and radio data systems, and assisted in teaching physics of semiconductors and architecture of microprocessors.

He received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Tech in 1991 and 1994, respectively and joined the research staff of General Electric Corporate R&D Center after earning his doctorate.

His research interests include high-power multiphase and resonant converters, converter modeling and control, EMI design for power converters, microprocessor control of multiphase converters, medical imaging, and x-ray generation. He has published more than 15 technical papers, holds four U.S. patents with four pending, and has led more than 20 research and development projects.

The Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Tech

Last Updated, April 29, 1998
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