2014 IEEE Medal of Honor: B. Jayant Baliga- IGBT and energy savings

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Meet the man whose carbon offset is one for the record books and you'll understand why he is this year's recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor.

Jay Baliga, a Distinguished North Carolina State University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and founding director of the university’s Power Semiconductor Research Center, has received the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Previous winners of the award include radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi and microchip co-inventor Robert Noyce.

Learn why B. Jayant Baliga is not your "run of the mill" university professor.