UCD researcher receives prestigious international honours

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“Professor Orla Feely, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering”


Professor Orla Feely, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). In addition to being awarded this prestigious international award in the field of electronic engineering, Prof. Feely has the distinction of being the first Irish female recipient of this Fellowship.


The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology and is the primary authority on areas such as telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. With more than 375,000 members in over 160 countries, the IEEE’s scientific journals and conferences are considered the most prestigious in its domain. The IEEE Fellow award is a highly significant indicator of the international recognition of an Electrical and Electronic program. Professor Feely’s award brings the UCD program to a new level of excellence.


Prof. Feely is funded under SFI’s Principal Investigator (P.I.) Programme and is currently on her second SFI P.I. award. Her research delivers new understanding of complex non-linear behaviour in electronic circuits used throughout day-to-day applications such as mobile phones, CD players, etc. The award of Professor Feely’s IEEE Fellowship brings to four the number of current UCD staff to hold this important honour, with a fifth in the form of UCD Emeritus Professor Sean Scanlan.


In addition to the award of her IEEE Fellowship, it was also announced in January 2009 that Prof. Feely and Dr Paul Curran also based in the UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, together with former PhD student Alon Ascoli have been honoured with the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications Best Paper Award 2007 for their publication entitled "Modelling the dynamics of log-domain circuits". Prof. Feely will formally receive her Fellowship at an international IEEE conference in Taipei, Taiwan, next May.