Prof.Dr.Levent SEVGI




Felsen Award

Leopold B FELSEN Fund has been bestowing Leopold B. Felsen Award for Excellence in Electromagnetics to promote contributions of the Turkish students/researchers in Turkey to the field of Electromagnetics since 2007. Each year, the total sum of the award is 5,000 USD. According to Prof. Felsen’s will the selection is done based on priorities of being Graduate/PhD student, and publications from research done in Turkey.

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Students or Post Doc Researchers working in electromagnetics area who received their PhD degrees within the last 5 years.

Leopold B. Felsen
Prof. Felsen was born in Munich, Germany on May 7, 1924. He received the B.E.E., M.E.E, and D.E.E. degrees from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, in 1948, 1950, and 1952, respectively. He immigrated to the United States in 1939 (after leaving Germany with a "stateless passport" given by the Nazi Government) and served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946. After 1952 he remained with the Polytechnic (now Polytechnic University), gaining the position of University Professor in 1978. From 1974 to 1978 he was Dean of Engineering. In 1994 he resigned from the full-time Polytechnic faculty and was granted the status of University Professor Emeritus.

He was a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Boston University, Boston, MA when he died in Boston, on September 24, 2005. Professor Felsen was the author or co-author of over 350 papers and of several books, including the classic Radiation and Scattering of Waves (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1994). His research interests encompassed wave propagation and diffraction in complex environments and in various disciplines, high-frequency asymptotic and short-pulse techniques, and phase-space methods with an emphasis on wave-oriented data processing and imaging.

Professor Felsen was an associate editor of several professional journals and was an editor of the Wave Phenomena Series (New York: Springer-Verlag). He was a member of Sigma Xi, a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America as well as the Acoustical Society of America. He held named Visiting Professorships and Fellowships at universities in the United States and abroad. His Poet's Corner appeared sporadically in the IEEE/APS Magazine. Some of his achievements are 1988 IEEE Life Fellow membership, 1977 USA National Academy of Engineering Membership, 1973 German Guggenheim Medal, 1981 German Humboldt Foundation Medal, 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal, 1969, 1974, 1981 IEEE/APS Best Paper Award, 1984, 1986, 2000 R.W.P. King Best Paper Award, 1975 International URSI Balthasar Van Der Pol Gold Medal, 1991 IEEE Heinrich Hertz Gold Medal, 1998 IEEE Distinguished Achievement Award, 2000 Third Millenium Medal, 2003 IEEE Electromagnetics Award, Three distinguished Faculty Alumnus Awards of Brooklyn Poly.