12/24/2016 Nader Behdad elected fellow of IEEE Written By: Renee Meiller Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Categories Awards The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has named Nader Behdad, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, among its 2017 class of fellows. The honor recognizes Behdad for his contributions to sub-wavelength electromagnetic periodic structures and is the latest in a lengthy list of awards that includes a U.S. Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award (2011), a National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011), and Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Program Award (2011), among many others. The IEEE is the world’s foremost professional association for advancing technology for humanity. With more than 400,000 members from 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. IEEE fellows comprise top one-tenth of one-percent of the total membership, an honor bestowed by the Board of Directors only to researchers with outstanding records of accomplishment.