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Posted: 01 October 2007

International electronics journal honours UCD Professor

A special issue of one of the leading journals in the area of electronic circuits and systems has recently been published in honour of Professor J O Scanlan, Emeritus Professor of Electronic Engineering, UCD.

The special issue of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications entitled “Reviews in Circuits and Systems: On the Occasion of the 70th Birthday of JO Scanlan” includes twelve contributions from international leaders in the field. It was edited by Professor Orla Feely, UCD School of Electrical, Electronic and Mechanical Engineering.

As one of the leading international figures in the field of circuit theory since the 1960s, Professor Scanlan has solved some of the most important research challenges in the area and developed theories that continue to be central to the design of modern communications circuits. He founded the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications and the biannual European Conferences on Circuit Theory and Design - two of the primary avenues for the publication of the latest research findings in circuits and systems.

A graduate of UCD, Professor Scanlan was appointed to the Chair of Electronic Engineering at the University of Leeds in 1968. He was 31 years old. In 1973, he left Leeds to take up the newly-created Chair of Electronic Engineering in UCD. He later became Head of the former Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at UCD.  In 2002, he retired from these positions, but he continues his association with University College Dublin in a variety of ways. Professor Scanlan was an elected member of the UCD Governing Authority, and also served with distinction as Secretary and later President of the Royal Irish Academy.

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International electronics journal honours UCD Professor