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ODU's Joshi Named a Fellow of IEEE Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society

Ravindra Joshi, professor and Eminent Scholar of electrical and computer engineering at Old Dominion University, was recently named a Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer of the Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society of IEEE, the worldwide engineering professional association.

IEEE, which stands for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, recognized Joshi for his contributions to the fields of bioelectrics and stimulation of cellular responses to pulsed power.

Joshi's research at ODU spans a wide range of areas, including physical electronics, computational bioelectrics, molecular dynamics, semiconductor transport and electrical breakdown in solid dielectrics, liquids and gases.

In recognizing Joshi, IEEE said in a news release: "The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields."

Joshi came to ODU in 1989, and since that time has also served as a visiting scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola and NASA Goddard.

He has a patent and more than 120 refereed publications to his credit, and has presented more than 130 papers at international conferences. He has been guest editor of two special issues of the IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science on Nonthermal Medical/Biological Treatments Using Ionized Gases and Electric Fields (August 2004 and August 2008). Joshi has served twice on the Executive Committee for the IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (2008 and 2009).

At Old Dominion, Joshi has been a recipient of the ODU Doctoral Mentor Award (2008) and was designated as a University Professor in 2007. He received the Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology's Outstanding Teaching Award in 2003, and Most Inspiring Faculty Award in 2002.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The association and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

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