Saifur Rahman has been named the Joseph R. Loring Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Loring, a 1947 ECE graduate, founded and is chairman and CEO of LORING, a worldwide engineering firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.
Rahman is the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute and Tech’s Northern Virginia Division of the College of Engineering. He came to Tech in 1979 and has become an internationally known researcher in electrical power, specializing in alternate energy sources. He has been a principal investigator on 63 sponsored projects totaling more than $4 million. He has published more than 80 articles in major journals. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and received the IEEE Millennium Medal in 2000 for his achievements.