R. David Middlebrook

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    California Institute of Technology

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    For the development of integrated magnetics and switched-mode power converters.

R. David Middlebrook is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IEE (UK). He founded the Power Electronics Group at Caltech in 1970, and he focuses on educating students and system designers in design-oriented analysis and measurement techniques.

Dr. Middlebrook has taught in-house analog design courses in industry for more than twenty years, at companies including Analog Devices, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, Motorola, Philips, Tektronix, and TRW. In the 1980s, he taught analog and power electronics courses both publicly and in-house, and his current Structured Analog Design courses have been attended by many hundreds of design engineers and managers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Including the Edward Longstreth Medal, Dr. Middlebrook was awarded the IEEE Centennial Medal in 1984; and the Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching in 1997, which is Caltech's highest teaching award.

Information as of 1997