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Technical University of Crete to Honor Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni with a Honorary Doctorate Degree

asad_madniDr. Asad Madni was unanimously selected to receive the University's Doctorate Degree Honoris Causa from the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete. This award is “in recognition for his Outstanding Achievements in the Engineering Profession”.  The awards ceremony will be held in September in Chania, Greece in time for the International Environmental Conference.

The Technical University of Crete was established in 1977 and started admitting students in 1984.  It was then considered the first of its kind in Greece. Today, TUC is considered one of the most prominent research institutions in Greece with its extensive infrastructure, modern facilities and brilliant scholars.   

Professor Asad Madni’s numerous honors include membership of the US National Academy of Engineering, IEEE Third Millennium Medal, IET (UK) Achievement Medal, TCI College of Technology Marconi Medal, UCLA Professional Achievement Medal, UCLA HSSEAS Alumnus of the Year Award, and UCLA HSSEAS Lifetime Contribution Award.  Prior to joining UCLA, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and CTO of BEI Technolgies where he led the development and commercialization of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, commercial and transportation industries, including the Extremely Slow Motion Servo Control System for Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System and the revolutionary Quartz MEMS GyroChip technology which is used worldwide for Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Protection in passenger vehicles, and for inertial measurement and guidance for aerospace applications. 

Prior to joining BEI, he was with Systron Donner Corporation for 18 years in senior technical and executive positions, eventually as Chairman, President and CEO. Here he made seminal and pioneering contributions in the development of RF and Microwave Systems and Instrumentation.

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