Dushan Boroyevich, professor of electrical engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named the American Electric Power Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors during the board’s quarterly meeting June 12.

The American Electric Power professorship was established to recognize excellence in the field of electrical power systems.

Boroyevich joined the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1990 as an associate professor, and was promoted to professor in 1999. He served as associate director of the Virginia Power Electronics Center from 1996 to 1998. When the National Science Foundation established the Center for Power Electronics Systems at Virginia Tech in 1998, Boroyevich was appointed co-director, a post he continues to hold.

Boroyevich has an accomplished record of research in the field of power electronics. His major contribution is the creation of a unified methodology for modeling and controlling high-frequency switching power converters. He has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator of 58 projects, with responsibility for about $8 million in research funding, and he holds three patents.

He has authored or co-authored 48 peer-reviewed journal publications, 148 peer-reviewed conference publications, 123 other conference papers, and has edited or co-edited four collections of selected papers. He won three consecutive Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Power Electronics Prize Paper awards — in 2002, 2003, and 2004 — and was elected a Fellow of IEEE in 2006. He received the 2004 Award for Outstanding Achievements and Service to the Profession from the European Power Electronics Association.

Boroyevich is a member of the program committees for 14 international conferences and serves as chair of sessions for 21 international conferences. He is a member of the advisory committee and chair of the membership and publicity committees for the IEEE Power Electronics Society, and is active in the IEEE Industry Applications Society.

He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Belgrade (Yugoslavia), a master’s degree from the University of Novi Sad (Yugoslavia), and a Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. The college's 5,500 undergraduates benefit from an innovative curriculum that provides a "hands-on, minds-on" approach to engineering education, complementing classroom instruction with two unique design-and-build facilities and a strong Cooperative Education Program. With more than 50 research centers and numerous laboratories, the college offers its 1,800 graduate students opportunities in advanced fields of study such as biomedical engineering, state-of-the-art microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.


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