Lorenz to receive IEEE Kaufmann Award
Mechanical Engineering Consolidated Papers Professor of Controls Engineering Robert D. Lorenz will receive the 2014 IEEE Richard Harold Kaufmann Award, given to honor outstanding contributions in industrial systems engineering. It is among the most prestigious awards IEEE gives to recognize achievements in specific fields. The Kaufmann Award committee cited Lorenz’s contributions to developing methods and sensors for precision control of electric motor drives and coordinated drive systems. He will receive the award at the IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Exhibition in September 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Widely regarded as a leading innovator in the field of sensorless control, Lorenz also is co-director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).