Beckman Institute researchers Joe Lyding and Laxmikant Kale have been elevated to the position of IEEE Fellows. Lyding is head of the Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials group at Beckman and Professor in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois. Kale is a researcher in the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group and a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.
Lyding received the honor for his contributions to nanofabrication and metal-oxide semiconductor transistor reliability. Kale was chosen for his contributions for development of parallel programming techniques
IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional society. According to IEEE, the selection as an IEEE Fellow is one of its most prestigious honors, and is “bestowed upon a very limited number of Senior Members who have made outstanding contributions to the electrical and information technologies and sciences for the benefit of humanity and the profession.”
The number of IEEE Fellows given this distinction in a year is no more than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership, with 321 new Fellows elevated this year.