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massimo_mitolo.pngIrvine 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 safety-by-design practices.

​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.

The IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for advancing technology for humanity. Through its 400,000 plus members in 160 countries, the association is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics.

Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed more than 1,300 active industry standards. The association also sponsors or co-sponsors nearly 1,700 international technical conferences each year.