Electrical engineering professor Aly Fathy has received the 2021 Distinguished Educator Award from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). One of the most prestigious awards by the MTT-S, it recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering and science.
Fathy was selected as this year’s recipient for his outstanding achievements as an educator, mentor, and role model of microwave engineers and engineering students.
“This is one of the highest accolades appointed to those in my profession,” Fathy said, “and I accept it with great humility and with immense gratitude for my students who have served as my inspiration for teaching and mentorship and for my career at UT, which has served as my steadfast platform for my career in academia the last 18 years.
“I am forever grateful for the support of the Min H. Kao Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, the Tickle College of Engineering, and the University of Tennessee, which played a critical role in obtaining this highly prestigious recognition for us all.”
The IEEE MTT-S website states that “the winner of this award is an individual who has achieved distinction in an academic career or in a career of educating professionals in a continuing education environment, in the Society’s field of interest; who has an outstanding record of research contributions, documented in archival journals; who has exhibited excellence as a teacher and supervisor of students, as an author of course material, and a record of bringing current R&D experience to the classroom to prepare the students for effective careers; and who has many years of service to the Society.”
The award will be presented by the Society during the IEEE International Microwave Symposium, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in June.
Further details on the award can be found on the IEEE MTT-S website.