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August 20, 2018

Sarlioglu wins motor research award

Written By: Sam Million-Weaver


In recognition of his pioneering research on high-efficiency and high-power density new and classical electric motors with wide bandgap device power electronic drives, Bulent Sarlioglu, an associate professor of engineering professional development and electrical and computer engineering, received the highly prestigious Grand Nagamori Award. Established in 2015, the award highlights innovative developments to raise awareness of the vital importance of motor technology in today’s modern industrial economy as part of the Nagamori Foundation’s ongoing efforts to promote research related to motors, actuators and power generators in order to address the challenges of creating affluent lives and perpetually conserving the global environment. At the official recognition ceremony in Kyoto on Sept. 2, 2018, Sarlioglu personally received the award from Shigenobu Nagamori, the founder and CEO of Nidec Corp., the world’s preeminent comprehensive motor manufacturer. The event recognized six researchers in total with certificates of achievement, yet Sarlioglu was selected for special distinction and honor with the Grand Nagamori Award.