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EE’s Lewis Receives IEEE Engineering Educator Award

May 18, 2010

Electrical Engineering Professor Frank L. Lewis, the Moncrief-O’Donnell Endowed Chair at the Automation & Robotics Research Institute, has received the Outstanding Engineering Educator Award from the IEEE Region 5, which encompasses seven central U.S. states.

Nomination letters cited Dr. Lewis’ supervision of 39 doctoral students, most of whom have won awards, including three NSF CAREER Awards. Letters also mentioned was his efforts to recruit women and minorities into graduate studies. His students are now leaders in academia and industry.

This is the second education-related award presented to Dr. Lewis this year. In March, he received the 2010 UT Arlington Graduate Dean’s Excellence in Doctoral Mentoring Award. The award recognizes Dr. Lewis’ dedication to mentoring doctoral students at The University of Texas at Arlington and his consistent record of excellence in promoting the professional, personal and academic development of doctoral students. Dr. Lewis has graduated 35 doctoral students.

Also this year, Dr. Lewis was awarded the Honeywell International Medal by the United Kingdom’s Institute of Measurement and Control. The presentation recognized Dr. Lewis’ considerable contributions over the years to control and systems engineering in diverse contexts.

Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the IEEE, the IFAC and the U.K. Institute of Measurement & Control.