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Tau Beta Pi - Alumnus Eminent Engineer - Lynn Kirlin
August 1, 2012 — Lynn Kirlin grew up in Wyoming graduating from UW with BS and MS degrees in 1962 and 1963, respectively. Dr. Kirlin has had an engineering career spanning over 40 years including 33 years as a faculty member, first at the University of Wyoming and then at the University of Victoria. Over that time period, in addition to being an outstanding educator, Dr. Kirlin extensively interacted with the industry. What makes Dr. Kirlin particularly deserving of this award are his advanced technical contributions to a wide range of disciplines including seismic oil exploration, power electronic converters, array processing for sonar and radar applications, communication systems, and hearing-aid testing. He has published over 70 journal articles, 200 consultingcontract reports, 100 conference papers, and holds four patents. Software based on his patents has been used worldwide in seismic oil exploration. Dr.Kirlin was named a Fellow in the IEEE, which is the professional society of Electrical Engineers. In order to become a Fellow, one must have made momentous professional contributions which have made a significant impact on society. Less than one tenth of one percent of the IEEE professional society members become a Fellow. Of all of the Electrical Engineering Department's alums, he is the only to become an IEEE fellow. Throughout his career Dr. Kirlin held professional engineer's licenses both in Wyoming(1982-1988) and in British Columbia (1987-2002).