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"2008 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering"

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering will be presented to Emeritus professor James Thorp for his career work at Cornell in the "development and application of microprocessor controllers in electric power systems. These devices make synchronized measurements to monitor and protect components throughout the power grid, playing a key role in diminishing the frequency and impact of blackouts." He is sharing the award with Prof. Arun Phadke of Virginia Tech. The award will be presented on April 17 in Philadelphia.

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