Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, Ph.D, president and chairman of the board and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, will present a lecture titled “Creativity and Innovation” on Wednesday, October 2, at 4:15 p.m., in EERC 103.
Dr. Schweitzer is recognized as a pioneer in digital protection and holds the grade of Fellow in the IEEE, a title bestowed on less than one percent of IEEE members. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Schweitzer received the 2012 Medal in Power Engineering, the highest award given by IEEE, for his leadership in revolutionizing the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment.
In 2019, Dr. Schweitzer was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for his invention of the first digital protective relay.
Dr. Schweitzer is the recipient of the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award and Graduate Alumni Achievement Award from Washington State University and the Purdue University Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineer Award. He has written dozens of technical papers in the areas of digital relay design and reliability and holds more than 200 patents worldwide pertaining to electric power system protection, metering, monitoring and control.
He is the founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL), which develops and manufactures digital protective relays and related products and services.
Dr. Schweitzer’s presentation is arranged and sponsored by Calumet Electronics Corporation, key supplier-partner to SEL of printed circuit boards, to share ideas, advance innovative thinking, and build new bridges.
Download the event flyer here: Schweitzer Lecture Flyer