Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: Michigan Tech University
Location: Houghton, Michigan, United States
Paul Howard Lewis, Professor Emeritus at Michigan Tech University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of engineering education.
Mr. Lewis combined his passions for engineering and education and forged an immensely successful career as an engineering educator. Originally from Wisconsin, he relocated to California where he first worked as an electrical engineer for Interstate Electronics Corp., at Anaheim, California, from 1957 to 1958 and again from 1959 to 1960. His projects with the company included the design of equipment for NASA to recover noisy tone-burst data from a very early satellite, and a tracking radar study for the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed the educational aspects of his job and wanted to return to the mid-West which led him to Michigan Tech University, where he contributed to the development of innovative laboratory equipment for the study of various aspects of automatic control. Mr. Lewis holds the title of professor emeritus with Michigan Tech University in recognition of his time as an assistant professor of electrical engineering from 1961 to 1969 and later as an associate professor at the institution from 1970 to 1999.
In addition to his primary pursuits, Mr. Lewis was the principal author of the textbook Basic Control Systems Engineering, published via Prentice Hall in 1997. He authored the journal articles “A Proposed Z-Plane Criterion To Expedite Transient Performance Analyses,” for the IEEE Transactions on Education in August 2000 and “A Comparison of Second, Third, and Fourth Order Phase-Locked Loops” for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems in July 1967 as well as various other journal articles. Furthermore, Mr. Lewis self-published his book “Wildflower Photographs” in 2000 as he is an avid outdoor photographer.
As a testament to his success, Mr. Lewis is a member of the IEEE, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He was lauded with the Distinguished Teaching Award from Michigan Tech. University in 1985, which he considers the highlight of his career, and also earned the Electrical Engineering Outstanding Professor Award in 1980, 1985, and 1990. He relishes the pursuit of knowledge and encourages others to learn about their own interests. In preparation for his career, Mr. Lewis earned a BSEE, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1957 and an MS from the University of Illinois in 1959.
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