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UT Arlington Professor Named Fellow of Engineering Society

April 8, 2008

University of Texas at Arlington Professor of Electrical Engineering Frank L. Lewis has been elected a Fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control, the oldest feedback control systems society. Dr. Lewis was cited for his contributions in Neural Network Control, Systems Structure and Control Systems Education.

Dr. Lewis is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Royal Institute of Measurement and Control. He was named a University Distinguished Researcher in 1994 and is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Award, the American Society of Engineering Education’s F.E. Terman Award, and numerous other research awards. Dr. Lewis is listed in “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Science and Technology.”

Dr. Lewis holds the Moncrief-O’Donnell Chair in the Electrical Engineering Department and is a Senior Research Fellow at the College of Engineering’s Automation & Robotics Research Institute. His research and teaching interests are feedback control systems, intelligent control with neural networks and fuzzy logic systems, discrete event systems, wireless sensor networks, robotics, nonlinear process control, adaptive systems, and optimal and robust control.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rice University, a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of West Florida and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech. Since beginning with the University in 1982, Dr. Lewis has served as the Principal or co-Principal Investigator in research projects receiving funding in excess of $7 million. Dr. Lewis is the author or co-author of five U.S. patents, 190 journal papers, 311 refereed and published conference papers, 36 book chapters, and 12 books.

“I am grateful, first to my students for making this possible by their work and research results through the years,” said Lewis, “and to UT Arlington for providing such a motivating and refreshing atmosphere for the pursuit of scientific knowledge.”