Asad M. Madni, Ph.D., California Epsilon ’69, has been recognized as the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Medal of Honor, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ highest honor.
Currently, Dr. Madni is a distinguished adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering. As reported by the university, his research interests include intelligent sensors, systems and instrumentation, wireless sensor networks, signal processing, and MEMS; applications for medical, automotive safety, aerospace, radar, electronic warfare, and US combat readiness.
Madni is a trailblazer in the world of electrical engineering with over 200 publications, sixty-nine issued or pending patents, and an extensive list of more than eighty recognitions and awards. Among his impressive achievements are being named an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in Great Britain, being honored by the IEEE Heritage Circle, Nikola Tesla Society with the Honored Philanthropist Award in 2020, receiving the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, and being recognized as a Tau Beta Pi Distinguished Alumnus in 2014. Find Madni’s full list of accolades here.
In 2019, Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of the IEEE, established a new annual award, the Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award, the highest award a member can receive. It was named for Madni to recognize his more than 50 years of service and leadership.
The IEEE Medal of honor is given for “pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of innovative sensing and systems technologies, and for distinguished research leadership.”
Madni considers this his highest honor. In an email to Curt Gomulinski, executive director of Tau Beta Pi, Madni explained, “This is a career-defining moment since this award is considered the world’s highest honor in my field and is referred to as the ‘Nobel Prize’ in Electrical and Electronics Sciences and Engineering.”
The Association is proud to celebrate this well-deserved Medal of Honor. Asad Madni is much more than his accolades, titles, and achievements; he is an esteemed colleague and well-loved by people who have met and worked with him. Congratulations on this amazing honor Dr. Madni, you set an admirable example for all young engineers, future pioneers, and blossoming innovative leaders.