August 9, 2017
Dr. Benjamin Cotts, Senior Managing Engineer in Exponent's Electrical Engineering & Computer Science practice, has been selected as a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Association's (IEEE-SA) Standards Medallion "for contributions to standards development in power and energy distribution."
IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE-SA Standards Medallion is awarded to recipients who have made major contributions to the development of standards, including leadership in standardization of new technologies. The award will be presented on December 3, 2017 in Somerset, New Jersey.
Dr. Cotts is experienced in both applied and theoretical electromagnetics and plasma physics including modeling and measurement analyses of natural and anthropogenic electromagnetic fields such as space weather, and geomagnetic storms as well as in the initiation, field effects, and characteristics of lightning discharges. Dr. Cotts performs modeling and measurement studies of power system (AC and DC), field effects including EMF, audible noise, and radio noise as well as radiofrequency EMI and EMC assessments for clients such as federal agencies, utilities, construction developers and the U.S. military.