Irvine Valley College Professor Massimo Mitolo, PhD, PE, has
been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow,
in recognition for contributions to the electrical safety of low- voltage systems.
Dr. Mitolo has contributed major advancements toward one
crucial goal: making our homes safer. It is at home, in fact, that we are
statistically more exposed to the risk of electric shock. He accomplished this
through many contributions to electrical safety engineering to enable
The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of
Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of
the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot
exceed one-tenth of one-percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is
the highest grade of membership and is recognized by the technical community as
a prestigious honor and an important career achievement.
Dr. Mitolo has authored over 120 journal papers and the
books Electrical Safety of Low-Voltage Systems; Laboratory Manual for
Introduction to Electronics: A Basic Approach; and Analysis of Grounding
and Bonding Systems. His research interests include the analysis and
grounding of power systems, and electrical safety engineering.
Dr. Mitolo, also a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering
and Technology (IET) of London, is a registered Professional Engineer in the
state of California and in Italy, and is the deputy Editor-in-Chief of
the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. The recipient of the
James E. Ballinger Engineer of the Year award in 2013 from the Orange County
Engineering Council, Dr. Mitolo has received numerous recognitions and best
paper awards, among which are the IEEE Ralph H. Lee I&CPS Department Prize
Paper Award, the IEEE I&CPS 2015 Department Achievement Award, and the IEEE
Region 6 Outstanding Engineer Award.
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