Engineering Professor receives lifelong contribution award

"I would like to thank all my colleagues here at Staffordshire University because without their help and support I wouldn’t have been able to do what I did.”

Noel Shammas, Emeritus Professor of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics

A Professor from Staffordshire University has received a special award for his contribution to engineering across the globe.

Noel Shammas, Emeritus Professor of Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics, has received the award for his lifelong and outstanding support and contribution to the Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC).

UPEC is a long-established international conference which provides a major forum for scientists, young researchers, PhD students and engineers worldwide.

Professor Shammas was an international steering committee member of UPEC for many years and recently stepped down from direct organisation of the conference. The award honours his work, commitment and support.

He said: “I'm delighted to receive this award, I would like to thank UPEC and all of my colleagues there. I would also like to thank all my colleagues here at Staffordshire University because without their help and support I wouldn't have been able to do what I did.”

Professor Shammas, who specialised in Solid-State Electronics and Power Semiconductor Devices, worked at Staffordshire University for 27 years before retiring in 2014.

He helped to bring the conference to Staffordshire University in 2015 for its 50th anniversary and hundreds of engineering experts from 45 countries visited Stoke-on-Trent for the event.

Dr Chris Gould, a UPEC steering committee member and Senior Lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Staffordshire University, accepted the award on his behalf at UPEC 2017 in Crete. This month, it was presented to Professor Shammas at Staffordshire University by Professor David Hawkins, Dean of the School of Creative Arts and Engineering.

Dr Gould added: “Everyone has enjoyed working with Noel over the years, he has made a very valuable contribution to UPEC. This is a way of saying thank you for the superb support that he has shown. Noel has helped to develop many engineers over the years and we wish him all the best.”

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