An internationally recognized Mississippi State University faculty member in high-voltage research is receiving the university’s 2010 Ralph E. Powe Research Excellence Award. Stan Grzybowski is a professor in the Bagley College of Engineering’s department of electrical and computer engineering. He also directs the High Voltage Laboratory, the largest such facility at a North American public university.
Grzybowski, who holds the Mississippi Power Endowed Professorship in the Bagley College, is a veteran authority in high-voltage studies, with more than a half century in the field and more than 20 at MSU.
He is a doctoral graduate of Poland’s Technical University of Warsaw, and holds the highest individual academic qualification a person can achieve in certain Asian and European countries.
A leader in the international scientific community for studying various aspects of lightning activities, Grzybowski is the author of more than 250 research publications, as well as three books on high-voltage engineering.
In 1998, he was honored by peers with election as a Fellow of IEEE, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. He also is an IEEE Life Fellow, and holds the honorary title of “Guest Professor” of China’s Chongqing University.
During Grzybowski’s academic career, he also has been recognized for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. While at MSU, he has served as major professor for six students pursuing doctorates and nearly two dozen seeking master’s degrees.