John Cressler Selected for IEEE Mentoring Award

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John Cressler

John Cressler was the recipient of the 2013 Georgia Tech Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award.

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John D. Cressler has been selected for the 2014 IEEE Rudolf Henning Distinguished Mentoring Award. Cressler will be presented with the award at a joint memorial session of the IEEE International Microwave Symposium and the IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference on June 5 in Tampa, Fla.

This award recognizes an individual who has performed exemplary service in encouraging students and/or mentoring young engineers to advance their careers in the areas of RF/microwave and/or wireless engineering. A faculty member at Georgia Tech since 2002, Cressler holds the Schlumberger Chair in Electronics in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). He and his team are interested in the understanding, development, and application of new types of silicon-based, bandgap-engineered microelectronic devices and circuits for high-speed electronics in emerging 21st century communications systems. 

Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost experts in silicon-germanium technology, Cressler has graduated 47 Ph.D. students (including 38 from Georgia Tech) and 39 M.S. students (including 31 from Georgia Tech). Graduates of his research group hold university faculty positions and occupy high-level management or principal engineering positions across the microelectronics industry. 

In addition to the Henning Mentoring Award, Cressler has also been recognized for his inspirational teaching and guidance with a number of accolades. He will receive the 2014 Georgia Tech Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Advisor Award at the Institute’s annual Faculty Staff Honors Luncheon on April 11. In 2013, he was presented with the Class of 1934 Distinguished Professor Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a faculty member at Georgia Tech. He has also received the 2011 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award, the 2010 Georgia Tech Class of 1940 W. Howard Ector Outstanding Teacher Award, the 2007 Georgia Tech Outstanding Faculty Leadership for the Development of Graduate Research Assistants Award, and the 1996 C. Holmes MacDonald National Outstanding Teacher Award, which is given by Eta Kappa Nu. 

Cressler and his team have published over 500 refereed journal and conference papers, 30 book chapters, and six books (including his debut historical novel, Emeralds of the Alhambra). He is involved with four different IEEE professional societies and is currently editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, the flagship journal of the IEEE Electron Devices Society. In addition, he has previously served as associate editor for the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits and the IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science.

Last revised August 1, 2017