Ram Achar, a professor in the Department of Electronics, was named a fellow at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is being recognized forcontributions to interconnect and signal integrity analysis in high-speed designs.
The IEEE Board of Directors confers the grade of fellow, the highest grade of membership, on those with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The IEEE Fellow is recognized by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement. Only 298 individuals have been elevated to IEEE Fellow for 2013.
“This is a significant recognition of the high-quality research that is done here at Carleton,” said Achar. “It is quite rewarding when your contributions are recognized by your peers. This gives me encouragement to serve my students, institution and profession with even more dedication.”
Achar’s research and innovations have significantly advanced computer-aided design methodologies for modelling and analysis of emerging high-speed, mixed-domain and multi-function electronic products. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and five chapters in different books. He is currently Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems society. He is also guest editor for IEEE transactions on components, packaging and manufacturing technology (CPMT) for two special issues on Variability in Nanoscale Designs and 3D ICs and Interconnects. He was the general co-chair for the premier IEEE conference on high-speed design issues, the IEEE International Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems.
Achar and his students have won numerous awards for their innovations, including the prestigious NSERC doctoral medal, Carleton University Research Achievement Award and IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging Best Transaction Paper Award.