*
*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
About RPI Academics Research Student Life Admissions News Tour
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
RPI News
Research News
Academics News
Faculty News
Institute News
Alumni News
Alumni Notes
Athletics News
*
*

Alumni/ae Notes

* Spring 2014
*

Features

On the Bookshelf

In Brief

In Memoriam

Back Issues

*

Class Notes
For the full text of the Class Notes section as printed in the Rensselaer Alumni Magazine, log in or create a password.

*
Rensselaer Alumni Magazine
*
* B. Jayant Baliga ’74 Earns IEEE Medal  of Honor

B. Jayant Baliga, Ph.D. ’74

*
B. Jayant Baliga ’74 Earns IEEE Medal
of Honor

B. Jayant Baliga, Ph.D. ’74, has been selected as the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Medal of Honor. Established in 1917, the Medal of Honor is the highest award given by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It recognizes an exceptional contribution or an extraordinary career in the IEEE fields of interest.

Baliga is the first Rensselaer alumnus to receive the award. He was cited for “the invention, implementation, and commercialization of power semiconductor devices with widespread benefits to society.” He is best known for his invention of the insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), an energy-saving semiconductor device widely used in transportation, lighting, medicine, and consumer appliances. He received the 2010 National Medal of Technology and Innovation, and was inducted into the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame in 2013.

Prior recipients of the IEEE Medal of Honor include Gordon Moore in 2008, Robert Metcalfe in 1996, William Shockley in 1980, and Guglielmo Marconi in 1920.

*
**
Copyright ©1996-2014 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)  110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY USA 12180  (518) 276-6000  All rights reserved.
*
Why not change the world?® is a registered trademark of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Site design and production by the Rensselaer Division of Strategic Communications & External Relations
*
*
*