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Eminent Member Asad Madni Wins Prestigious Honda Medal

By June 1, 2020 No Comments
Asad Madni

Dr. Asad M. Madni, HKN Eminent Member and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, was awarded the prestigious 2020 Soichiro Honda Medal by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The medal, the world’s highest honor for leadership and innovations in personal transportation, recognizes an individual for an outstanding achievement or a series of significant engineering contributions in developing improvements in the field of personal transportation, according to the ASME website.

The award citation reads: “for outstanding leadership in engineering innovations, particularly the development and commercialization of sensors and systems including the revolutionary microelectromechanical systems GyroChip technology for electronic stability control and rollover prevention in passenger vehicles, which has saved countless lives worldwide.”

“I am honored and humbled,” said Dr. Madni upon notification of the award.

Dr. Madni is an active volunteer and supporter of IEEE-HKN. In 2019, the honor society established the Asad M. Madni Outstanding Technical Achievement and Excellence Award as its highest award to be given to a practitioner who has distinguished himself or herself through an invention, development, discovery or innovation in electrical or computer sciences, engineering or technology, with worldwide impact.

The inaugural Madni Award will be presented in 2020. It is funded in part by a generous gift from the Madni Family and a subsequent matching gift campaign.  If you would like to contribute to the Madni Fund, or any of the IEEE-HKN Awards, please click here.

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