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UT Arlington Engineering Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

March 31, 2010

Babak Fahimi, an associate professor of electrical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, which will allow him to spend eight months next year conducting research at the Institute for Electric Machines at the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany.

Dr. Fahimi’s research centers around energy conversion, power electronics and the modeling and stability assessment of multi-converter systems. He received the Richard M. Bass Young Power Electronics Investigator Award from the IEEE Power Electronics Society in 2003, the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award in 2004, and a German Academic Exchange International Fellowship during 1993-1995.

“I am very honored to be selected as a Fulbright Scholar,” said Dr. Fahimi. “Besides the international recognition, I feel privileged to start a scientific collaboration with our German colleagues at RWTH-Aachen on the optimal design and control of electromechanical converters for renewable energy and automotive applications.”

Fulbright Scholarships were established in 1946 under legislation introduced by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The program, whose goal is to promote mutual understanding and respect between the United States and other nations, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

The Fulbright program currently operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Scholarship grantees are selected for their not only for their academic and/or professional excellence but also because of their leadership potential. Since its inception, approximately 300,000 scholarships have been awarded.