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Mounir Laroussi, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Old Dominion University, has been named a Distinguished Lecturer for 2008 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

An expert in electrical engineering and bioelectrics, Laroussi was nominated for the honor by the president of IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Science Society. In this capacity, he will be invited to give presentations on his groundbreaking plasma-related research at various IEEE chapters around the country.

Laroussi, who directs ODU's Laser and Plasma Engineering Institute, holds several patents in the field of plasma applications and has authored or co-authored more than 50 papers. Developer of the "plasma pen", he has been at the forefront in researching plasma's healing qualities.

He is also a senior member of IEEE and a member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Laroussi received the Advanced Technology Award from the Inventors Clubs of America in 1996 and the IEEE Millennium Graduate Of the Last Decade (GOLD) Medal in 2000. In 2005, he won the Excellence in Research Award from ODU's Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology.

This article was posted on: January 22, 2008

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