12/20/2018 Susan Hagness and Bulent Sarlioglu appointed as distinguished lecturers Written By: Sam Million-Weaver Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Categories Awards The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) selected two UW-Madison electrical and computer engineering faculty members for prestigious appointments as distinguished lecturers. The honor provides opportunities for researchers at the tops of their disciplines to travel and give presentations at IEEE chapter events, facilitating discussions between the best scientists and industrial experts to move their fields forward. Susan Hagness, the Philip Dunham Reed Professor and department chair, was appointed for 2018-2020 by the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Hagness’ research focuses on bioelectromagnetics and developing diagnostic and therapeutic technologies for biomedical applications, including microwave detection and cancer treatment. The IEEE Industry Applications Society named Bulent Sarlioglu, an associate professor in engineering professional development who is affiliated with ECE, as a distinguished lecturer for 2019-2020. His areas of expertise include electric machines and wide bandgap device-based power electronic converters for hybrid and electric vehicles, electric aircraft and ships, wind and solar power generation and industrial applications.