Biography of Dr. R. David Middlebrook's, author of the Structured Analog Design Course
 Who Is Dr. Middlebrook?

A distinguished international lecturer, Dr. R. David Middlebrook is Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology, and is particularly noted for presenting complex material in a simple, interesting, effective, and often entertaining manner, for which the Caltech student body has recognized him as an Outstanding Teacher.
Initially, his research was in semiconductor device electronics, on which he wrote a textbook. His concurrent interest in electronic circuits led to a book on differential amplifiers. In 1970 he founded the Power Electronics Group at Caltech, and presented many conference papers and seminars. He is especially interested in design-oriented circuit analysis and measurement techniques, and his Structured Analog Design course of "technical therapy, " now available on this DVD, has been attended by many hundreds of design engineers and managers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
Dr. Middlebrook is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the IEE (UK). Among his technical recognitions are:
  • Richard P. Feynman Prize for Excellence in Teaching, 1997; Caltech's highest teaching award.

  • Edward Longstreth Medal of the Franklin Institute, 1991 "for the development of switched-mode power converters." Presented at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. May 1, 1991.

  • Power Conversion International Magazine (PCIM) Award for Leadership in Power Electronics Education, presented at the High Frequency Power Conversion Conference in Santa Clara, May 1990.

  • IEEE Millennium Medal, 2000, “in recognition and appreciation of valuable services amd outstanding contributions.”

  • IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984, "for extraordinary achievement deserving of special recognition."

  • William E. Newell Power Electronics Award for Outstanding Achievement in Power Electronics, presented at the IEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference in Boston, June 1982.

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching, presented by the Board of Directors of the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), June 1982.

  • I*R 100 Award, 1980, awarded by Industrial Research Magazine "for one of the 100 Most-Significant New Technical Products of the Year."

Dr. Middlebrook has taught in-house analog design courses in industry for more than twenty years, at such companies as Analog Devices, AT&T, Boeing, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Hughes Aircraft, IBM, Motorola, Philips, Tektronix, TRW and many others. In the 1980's he taught analog and power electronics courses both publicly and in-house, and his Structured Analog Design courses have been attended by many hundreds of design engineers and managers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe
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