T.E. (Ed) Schlesinger

Professor and Benjamin T. Rome Dean

T.E. Schlesinger is the Benjamin T. Rome Dean and a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering. Prior to his appointment at Johns Hopkins, he was the David Edward Schramm Professor and Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Previously, to that, he served as the Director of the Data Storage Systems Center, Associate Department Head in ECE, and was the founding co‐director of the General Motors Collaborative Research Laboratory at CMU. Professor Schlesinger also directed the DARPA MISCIC Center at Carnegie Mellon. He received his B.Sc. degree in Physics from the University of Toronto in 1980 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1982 and 1985, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of solid state electronic and optical devices, nanotechnology, and information storage systems. His work, and the work of his students, is of direct interest to a number of industrial partners with which he has collaborated on a number of projects resulting in practical implementations of his work. He has received a number of awards and honors including; the Carnegie Institute of Technology George Tallman Ladd Award for research, the Carnegie Institute of Technology Benjamin Richard Teare Award for teaching, a Presidential Young Investigator Award, 1999 and 1998 R&D 100 Awards for his work on nuclear detectors and electro‐optic device technology and the Carnegie Science Center 1998 “Scientist” award. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and the SPIE, was President of the ECE Department Heads’ Association and served on its board of directors, was a member of the International Advisory Panel for the A*STAR Graduate Academy in Singapore and is on the Advisory Board for the ECE Department, Georgia Tech and the Technology Commercialization Advisory Board for Innovation Works.

Awards and Honors

Benjamin T. Rome Dean, Johns Hopkins

Fellow of the IEEE

David Edward Schramm Memorial Professor, Carnegie Mellon

Benjamin Richard Teare Award 2001

Fellow of the SPIE

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