Dr. Salah Bedair Awarded Holladay Medal
Five professors received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, including Salah M. Bedair, professor of electrical and computer engineering.
April 16, 2015 By NC State ECE
Five professors received the Alexander Quarles Holladay Medal for Excellence, the highest faculty honor bestowed by the trustees and NC State University.
The 2015 honorees are Roger Barker, Burlington Distinguished Professor, College of Textiles; Salah M. Bedair, professor of electrical and computer engineering, College of Engineering; Hugh Devine, professor of parks, recreation and tourism management, College of Natural Resources; Trudy Mackay, William Neal Reynolds and Distinguished University Professor of Genetics and Entomology, College of Sciences; and Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
The Holladay Medal is named for Col. Alexander Quarles Holladay, the university’s first president. It recognizes career contributions of faculty members in teaching, research and service. Winners receive a medal and a framed certificate, and their names are inscribed on a plaque in the NC State Faculty Senate chambers.
Bedair is a scientific pioneer who has significantly advanced four different areas of electrical and computer engineering. His research on solar cells, light-emitting diodes, atomic layer deposition and spin electronics is having a major impact on development of new, innovative devices for energy applications. These contributions affect our everyday lives and point the away to future renewable and efficient sources of energy. A faculty member for 37 years, Bedair has published more than 400 articles, attracted $25 million in research funds and graduated 46 Ph.D. students.
Source: NC State News article “Five Faculty Win Holladay Medal” by D’Lyn Ford.