Zahn, Markus, 1946-
- Existence: 1946-
Markus Zahn, 1946-, was the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 2000 to 2015. He earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from MIT between 1964 and 1970. Zahn joined the faculty teaching electrical engineering at the University of Florida, Gainesville, in 1970. He returned to MIT in 1980 as associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and was promoted to full professor in 1992. Zahn was appointed the Thomas and Gerd Perkins Professor of Electrical Engineering in 2000 and served as director of the VI-A Internship Program from 1994 to 2015. Zahn is a principal investigator in the Research Laboratory of Electronics, and a member of the Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems and the High Voltage Research Laboratory (HVRL). Zahn received numerous teaching awards and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1993 for his “contributions to the understanding of the effects of space charge and flow electrification on the conduction and breakdown properties of dielectrics.”(1) Zahn is the author of the textbook Electromagnetic Field Theory: A Problem Solving Approach first published in 1979. He also co-developed with Dr. James R. Melcher a series of educational videotaped demonstrations of concepts in electromagnetic fields and energy. (1) http://www.rle.mit.edu/cehv/biography.htm
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This collection documents the career of Markus Zahn. Zahn has been a member of the faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since 1980 in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department. The collection contains reprints of articles authored by Zahn, and course materials relating to classes 6.013, 6.641, and 6.642. Educational videos showing class demonstrations are also included, as are photographs of electric and magnetic fields on dielectric and magnetic media.