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October 22, 2007

Purdue professor receives high honor from organization

Jerry Woodall
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Jerry M. Woodall, a distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue University, has earned the title of honorary member with the Electrochemical Society, an international educational organization. The honorary member title is one of the society's highest honors, said Mary See, deputy executive director of the Electrochemical Society.

The Electrochemical Society, based in Pennington, N.J., and founded in 1902, is concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. Thomas Edison was one of the society's first honorary members. One-half of 1 percent of the society's membership can be named honorary members at any given time.

Members include some 8,000 scientists and engineers and 100 corporations and laboratories in 70 countries around the world.

Woodall earned his bachelor's degree in metallurgy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1960 and his doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1982. He was named the 2001 National Medal of Technology laureate for his research and development of compound semiconductor material and devices.

Writer: Clyde Hughes, (765) 494-2073,

Source: Jerry Woodall, (765) 494-3479,

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