December 1, 2003
Dan Stancil, Professor of ECE; Director, Center for Wireless and Broadband Networking (CWBN), has been elected to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) "for contributions to the theory and development of microwave and optical devices using magnetic garnet thin films and patterned ferroelectric domains."
Stancil joined the faculty at Carnegie Mellon University in 1986 as an Associate Professor. From 1992-1994 he served as ECE's Associate Department Head and from 1996-2000 he was Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering. In 1996, he co-founded the Applied Electro-optics Corporation with ECE Professor Ed Schlesinger and Adjunct Professor of ECE Robert Unetich. That same year, ECE's Virtual Laboratory was a finalist for the Smithsonian Computerworld Award; Stancil was one of the leaders in the virtual research.
Continuing their work on the development and commercialization of electro-optics technology, Stancil and Schlesinger were awarded a Science Award for Excellence by The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh in 1998. The electro-optic scanning technology that they co-developed-along with T. Deis and Unetich of the Applied Optics Corporation-was also recognized with an IR 100 Award and a Photonics Circle of Excellence Award.
Prior to coming to CMU, Stancil was Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University where he received a Sigma Xi Research Award. Stancil earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1976 and the S.M., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978, 1979, and 1981, respectively.
A past-president of the IEEE Magnetics Society, he is a member of the Sigma Xi, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu honorary professional societies.
Dan Stancil; Professor of ECE; Director, CWBN