The Guru

Interview with PAC World guru Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III

Biography

Dr. Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, is the founder, president and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. He is recognized as a pioneer in digital protection and holds the grade of Fellow in the IEEE, a title bestowed on less than one percent of IEEE members. In 2019, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Schweitzer received the 2012 Medal in Power Engineering, the highest award given by IEEE, for his leadership in revolutionizing the performance of electrical power systems with computer-based protection and control equipment. In 2002, he was elected as a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
A prolific inventor and the author of dozens of technical papers in the areas of digital relay design and reliability, Schweitzer holds more than 200 patents worldwide.
Schweitzer received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and his doctorate from Washington State University. More

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