Rizzoni named IEEE Lifetime Fellow
CAR Director Giorgio Rizzoni has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Life Fellow. This recognition is reserved for IEEE members who have truly distinguished themselves through their sustained and lasting contributions to the organization. Rizzoni was first named a Fellow of IEEE in 2004 for his leadership in automotive control systems.
As a member of IEEE, Rizzoni has received the Best Paper Award for his papers “Fault Diagnosis in Lithium-Ion Batteries of Hybrid Electric Aircraft Based on Structural Analysis” and “Dynamic Modeling for Electric Vehicle Land Speed Record Performance Prediction.” He has also held six editorships, published 28 peer-reviewed articles in IEEE Transactions publications and presented 39 papers at IEEE conferences. He has delivered plenary and keynote lectures at four different IEEE events and taught several seminars at various conferences.
“My experience with IEEE started as a student member, and in 1979 I was the recipient, with two other students, of an IEEE student competition award for the design of an infrared intrusion detection system,” said Rizzoni. “Since that time, I have been professionally engaged with the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and the Control Systems Society, serving as Associate Editor of the Transactions of Vehicular Technology for many years and participating in conference planning and organization. My engagement with IEEE has provided much inspiration to my career in engineering education and research, and it is a great honor and a source of pride to be recognized as a Life Fellow.