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Worcester Polytechnic Institute announces 2008 Chairman's Exemplary Faculty Prize winners
Date:5/21/2008

tific meetings and 27 refereed publications in high-impact journals. Among those was a seminal 1995 paper in the prestigious international journal Nature that described the development of a transgenic mouse that expresses the amyloid protein believed to play a critical role in the development of Alzheimers. The mouse has become the established model for the investigation of the disease and has been cited more than 1,300 times in journal articles.

Also active in faculty governance at WPI (he has served on every major faculty committee and chaired five of them), Adams earned a PhD at the University of Texas and was a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University, with funding from the American Cancer Society and the National Institutes of Health, before joining the WPI faculty in 1984.

Emanuel joined the WPI faculty in 1974 after holding engineering positions in Israel, Romania, and the United States, including that of senior research and development engineer at High Voltage Engineering in Westborough, Mass. Known as one of the universitys most devoted and passionate educators, he is the only faculty member to have received WPIs Board of Trustees awards for outstanding academic advising, outstanding research and creative scholarship, and outstanding teaching. He has also won his departments outstanding teaching award several times.

As a researcher, Emanuel has developed an international reputation for his work on power quality, power electronics, electromagnetic design, and high-voltage technology. Much of his groundbreaking work has focused on the effects of voltage and current waveform distortions on electrical systems. He has published nearly 200 articles and is the founder of the International Conference on Harmonics and Power Quality. His many awards and honors include the John Mungenast International Power Quality Award, the Power Systems Instrumentation and Measurement Award, and the R. H. Lee Award from the IEEE (Institute of Electri
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Contact: Michael Dorsey
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508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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