Asad Madni

UCLA Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Elected to the UK Royal Academy of Engineering

Sep 22, 2020

By UCLA Samueli Newsroom
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Dr. Asad M Madni, a distinguished adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering, has been elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (U.K.), in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the profession. Among the 53 leading U.K. and international engineers elected, he was one of only three elected as an international fellow, according to the academy’s announcement yesterday.

“As the UK’s National Academy for engineering and technology, we bring together an unrivalled community of leading business people and industrialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and academics from every part of engineering and technology,” said Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Madni (’69, M.S. ’72), who has been a distinguished adjunct professor at UCLA Samueli since 2011, developed and commercialized sensors, systems and instrumentation for the automotive, industrial, and aerospace industries. Among his most notable achievements are the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System in the Hubble Space Telescope and Quartz MEMS GyroChip® technology used in stability control and rollover protection in automobiles.

He is an elected fellow or eminent member of the world’s most prestigious scientific and technical societies, including the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society (U.K.)

In 2019, Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of the IEEE, established a new annual award, its highest honor, named after Madni, recognizing his more than 50 years of service and leadership.

The new Royal Academy of Engineering Fellows will be formally admitted to Fellowship at the academy’s online ceremony on October 29, as they join nearly 1,600 eminent engineers from both industry and academia around the world.

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