A distinguished international lecturer, Dr. R. David Middlebrook
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
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