15 December 2011 – World Scientific author Dr Eugene Fitzgerald has been honoured by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional society, with the prestigious IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award 2011.
Along with his co-award winner Judy L.Hoyt, Dr Fitzgerald broke ground in their research on strained silicon semiconductor materials that now enables the continued shrinking of integrated circuits and faster chips.
Dr Fitzgerald, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and inventor, and also the co-author of Inside Real Innovation: How The Right Approach Can Move Ideas From R&D to Market – And Get the Economy Moving, said, "I'm happy to see our research efforts bear fruit and hope that this can bring us all to the next frontier in technological breakthroughs."
The duo will receive the IEEE Award on 6 December 2011. Dr Fitzgerald’s book Inside Real Innovation: How The Right Approach Can Move Ideas From R&D to Market – And Get the Economy Moving is published by World Scientific and is available at all major bookstores, retailing at US$29.95. More information about the book can be found at http://www.worldscibooks.com/business/7985.html
About the Author:
Eugene Fitzgerald is the Merton C. Flemings SMA Professor of Materials Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visiting Professor of Management in the Johnson School at Cornell University and Fellow in the Singapore-MIT Alliance. He is Founder and Board Chairman of Innovation Interface. Building upon his early experience at AT&T Bell Labs, he has created and led a series of fundamental innovations, from early technology to final implementation in the market. As a serial entrepreneur, he has been a founder or founding team member of five start-up companies.
About World Scientific Publishing Co.:
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