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Mohammed Safiuddin

Dr. Mohammed Safiuddin received B.E. (Electrical) degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 1959 and MSEE degree from the University of Illinois in 1960. Later he received MBA and Ph.D. degrees from the University at Buffalo [SUNY], in 1971 and 1982 respectively. Having worked as Junior Engineer in Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board (India) for over a year before arriving in the USA, he joined the Systems Control Department of Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Buffalo, New York in June of 1960 as an Associate Engineer. He progressed through the ranks of Engineer, Senior Engineer and Fellow Engineer positions to become Manager, Product/Strategic Planning in 1982 in the Power Electronics and Drive Systems Division and was later appointed Technical Advisor in the Marketing Department of the same Division. His interests in continuing education has kept him in close contact with the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where he did part-time teaching in early sixties and then served as Adjunct Associate Professor (‘77-‘91), and Research Professor [’91-‘10]. He is currently Research Professor Emeritus [Advanced Technology Applications] in the Electrical Engineering Department of University at Buffalo [UB]. He is also President of STS International, a technology service firm he established in September 1985. His areas of technical interests cover static power conversion and optimal control systems as applied to industrial processes, renewable energy, and Smart Grid power systems. He has been awarded 10 patents in this field and has dozens of technical papers, published in the professional journals, and conference presentations to his credit. Honors and awards bestowed upon him include: Roscoe Allen Gold Medal, Osmania University (India), 1957; Pi Mu Epsilon Society, Univ. of Illinois, 1960; Graduate Fellowship, Univ. of Illinois, 1964; Beta Gamma Sigma Society, University at Buffalo, 1971; Invited consultant to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (India) under United Nation's Development Program sponsorship (1992); IUSD Award of Merit, IEEE Industry Applications Society, 1992, for contributions to industrial control technologies and excellence of service to the Society; Fellow, IEEE (1993) with citation "For contributions to advanced industrial control systems for processes and electric drives, and for leadership in continuing education"; Elected "Eminent Engineer" member of Tau Beta Pi honor society, at SUNY at Buffalo, for engineering (1993); Meritorious Achievement Award in Continuing Education, IEEE-Educational Activities Board (2000), "for exemplary and sustained contributions in continuing education worldwide."