Distinguished Adjunct Professor Asad Madni has been inducted as an eminent member of IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu, the honor society of the world’s leading organization of electrical engineers. Eminent membership in IEEE-HKN is the highest honor conferred by the society, given to those “whose outstanding technical attainments and contributions through leadership in the fields of electrical and computer engineering have significantly benefited society.”

Madni has led the development of intelligent micro-sensors and systems for aerospace, transportation and defense applications, including the control system for the Hubble Space Telescope’s Star Selector System; technology used for stability and rollover protection in passenger vehicles; and systems and instrumentation for the U.S. Navy.

He is a former chairman and CEO of the Systron Donner Corp. and former president, COO and CTO of BEI Technologies. In addition to his role at UCLA Engineering, he is Executive Managing Director and CTO at Crocker Capital, a venture firm specializing in emerging technologies.

Others who have received this distinction, which was founded in 1950, include Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and honorary members Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Alva Edison.

Madni’s prior honors include membership in the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.