Qiao selected for elevation to Fellow of IEEE

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Wei Qiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Wei Qiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering.

Wei Qiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected for elevation to Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) “for contributions to condition monitoring and control of power electronics interfaced rotating machine systems.”

At the annual IEEE Board of Directors meeting in November 2019, Qiao was among the group chosen to become IEEE Fellows, effective Jan. 1, 2020. Less than 0.1 percent of IEEE voting members are selected annually for this honor.

Qiao came to the College of Engineering in 2008 as an assistant professor of electrical engineering. He was the Harold and Esther Edgerton Assistant Professor from 2011-13 and a tenured professor from 2013-17 before being promoted to full professor in March 2017.

His research interests cover broad areas of electric power and energy systems, including renewable systems such as wind and solar, emerging electrical energy conversion devices, power system control and optimization, and condition monitoring, among many.

Qiao was the recipient of a 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the 2010 IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award and numerous faculty awards at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

He has also been an editor or associate editor of numerous IEEE publications and journals, has served as secretary on the IEEE PESL Sustainable Energy Systems Technical Committee and established and still serves as advisor for Nebraska’s IEEE PES/PELS/IAS Joint Student Branch Chapter.

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