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EE Ph.D. Student Sahni Receives National Recognition

December 19, 2006

University of Texas at Arlington Electrical Engineering student Mandhir S. Sahni has been honored with an “All-American Scholar Award” from the United States Achievement Academy. This recognition was based on his high standards of academic achievement and a letter of nomination from the University, strongly supported by his supervising professor, Dr. Wei-Jen Lee, director of the Energy Systems Research Center. By receiving the award, Sahni is eligible to receive an educational grant of up to $10,000.

Mr. Sahni completed his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at UT Arlington in August 2004. For his doctorate, Sahni has focused his research on power quality, the application of pattern recognition techniques for arcing/corona/partial discharge detection, energy economics and the application of probabilistic methods to power market analysis.

An outstanding student, Sahni has maintained an immaculate 4.0 GPA during his master’s and doctoral studies. He has published several papers in refereed Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers journals, conferences and workshops. Sahni has also received several scholastic honors in addition to the “All-American Scholar Award,” including being named a UT Arlington “University Scholar” in 2005 and 2006, induction in the “Who’s Who for Students at American Universities 2005,” and recipient of the Rudolph Hermon Doctoral Fellowship for Outstanding Doctoral Students.

Mr. Sahni is a member of three academic honor societies – Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Phi Beta Delta – and was vice-president of the UT Arlington IEEE Student Chapter from 2003-2006.

“I feel honored by this recognition,” said Sahni, “and want to thank my parents, Dr. Lee, my close friends and the University of Texas at Arlington for their continuing support and guidance.”