John F. Vesecky

John Vesecky

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: University of California Santa Cruz
Location: Santa Cruz, California, United States

John F. Vesecky, Professor Emeritus at the University of California Santa Cruz, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of electrical engineering.

Specializing in radar remote sensing, particularly in oceanographic surveying, Dr. Vesecky has garnered a laudable reputation in his role as a science educator on behalf of numerous academic institutions, including the University of California Santa Cruz, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Stanford University and the University of Leicester. Throughout the course of his career, he has taught numerous courses within the fields of electrical engineering, as well as atmospheric, oceanic and space sciences. Furthermore, Dr. Vesecky distinguished himself as a senior research associate at the Center for Radar Astronomy, STAR Laboratory in the electrical engineering department at Stanford University. Now retired, he has attained the distinguished title of a professor emeritus of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Well regarded for his scholarly output, Dr. Vesecky has contributed more than 40 articles to various professional journals, including Geophysical Journal International, the Astrophysical Journal, Boundary-Layer Meteorology, Solar Physics, the Astronomical Journal, and Planetary and Space Science, among many others. Furthermore, he served as a co-editor for a translation of “Wave Scattering from Statistically Rough Surfaces,” which was written in 1979 by F.G. Bass and I.M. Fuks, scientists from the former Soviet Union, on the subject of electromagnetic waves. Additionally, Dr. Vesecky’s expertise has been solicited in various capacities, including as a sensor team leader by Vice President Al Gore’s environmental task force, as a visiting board member for the technical advisory group for remote sensing at the Office of Naval Research, a consultant for MITRE Corp and a participant at the Aspen Global Change Institute.

Dr. Vesecky’s exemplary performance in the field was born from his academic journey, which began at Rice University, from which he earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1962 and 1963. Following these accomplishments, he attended Stanford University, where he received a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy in electrical engineering in 1966 and 1967. For his indelible performance in the field, Dr. Vesecky was elected as a NASA fellow of Stanford University in 1966, and as a Rackham Research Partners fellow in 1992. Likewise, he was recognized as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 2010 and as a community hero by the U.S. Congress in 2013.

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