Instructional Laboratories Officer position to be filled by Prof. Steve Leeb

Monday, June 27, 2011 (All day)

Anantha Chandrakasan, the Joseph F. and Nancy P. Keithley Professor of Electrical Engineering and incoming EECS Department head, announced the appointment of Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Steven B. Leeb as the EECS Instructional Laboratories Officer. Chandrakasan shared this news with his colleagues:

"It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Professor Steven Leeb as our new EECS Instructional Labs Officer.

Steve came to MIT as a freshman in 1983 and joined the faculty in 1993. He is widely known for his innovative research in power electronics, power monitoring, and energy conversion.He has been active in inter-disciplinary research related to energy processing systems. Steve has made outstanding contributions to undergraduate education, focusing on system design and implementation. He has served as a member of the EECS PEPC (1996-1997), the EECS Education Policy Committee (2000-2002), the CMSE Educational Outreach Coordinator (1999 Present), the Energy Education Task Force (2007-Present), and the Committee for the Undergraduate Program (2008-2011). He has won a number of awards for research and teaching, including the MIT Harold E. Edgerton Award (1998), the IEEE Outstanding Young Power Electronics Engineer (1999), the Eta Kappa Nu EECS Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006), election as an IEEE Fellow (2007), and he is a MacVicar Faculty Fellow (since 2004).He is a proud two-time winner of the MIT Institute Big Screw Award (2002, 2011).

Steve is passionate about working with our undergraduate students and also serves as a long-time freshmen advisor.As the Instructional Labs Officer, Steve will have oversight of the EECS teaching laboratories to ensure that they continue to ignite passion, connect theory to practice for our students, and function as an effective teaching venue for our faculty and staff. Steve will also help coordinate the lab resources for a variety of special programs (WTP, IAP competitions, etc.).

Please join me in welcoming Steve to this new position."