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ENGINEERING PROFESSOR NAMED IEEE DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Old Dominion University Professor Amin Dharamsi, director of the electrical and computer engineering graduate program, recently received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Laser and Electro-Optic Society (LEOS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The Virginia Beach resident was one of only three professors worldwide selected for the honor.

The Distinguished Lecturer Award recognizes interesting speakers who have made significant contributions to the field of lasers and electro-optics and enhanced the programs of local LEOS chapters. As a Distinguished Lecturer, Dharamsi will be allocated a travel budget allowing him to give talks on a topic of his choice at various chapters around the globe. His lecture topic is "Advanced Optical Sensing Using Laser Modulation Spectroscopy for Industrial and Scientific Applications."

A member of the Old Dominion faculty since 1980, Dharamsi has made several contributions to the area of nonintrusive measurements with lasers. His most signifigant accomplishment in the field is the development of an extension to the technique of modulation spectroscopy that allows for simultaneous measurements of signals using demodulation at several harmonics of the modulation frequency.

Dharamsi is the founder and chairman of the Hampton Roads chapter of LEOS, as well as a senior member of the IEEE and a life member of the American Physical Society.

IEEE, a nonprofit professional association of more than 350,000 individual members in 150 countries, is a leading authority in technical areas such as computer engineering, biomedical technology, telecommunications, electric power, aerospace and consumer electronics.

LEOS, a division of IEEE, is the premier society of researchers, faculty and practitioners in the field of lasers and electro-optics in the world.

This article was posted on: April 12, 2001

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