Benjamin Loop Receives the 2002 Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal

Warrendale, PA (February 3, 2004) - Benjamin Loop has received the 2002 Charles M. Manly Memorial Medal. Loop was presented with the award at the 2003 Aerospace Congress and Exhibition in September, 2003.

This award, established in 1928, annually recognizes the author(s) of the best paper relating to theory or practice in the design or construction of, or research on, aerospace engines, their parts, components, or accessories at a meeting of the Society or its sections during the calendar year. The award commemorates the contributions made by Charles M. Manly, SAE's President in 1919, to the field of aeronautical engineering.

Benjamin Loop is currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University. His ongoing research focuses on practical methods of applying Lyapunov theory to stability analysis of large-scope nonlinear systems. Additional research interests include electric machines, power electronics, applied control, genetic algorithms and nonlinear system analysis. Previously, he worked as a consultant for P. C. Krause and Associates, concentrating on the modeling and control of an unmanned aerial vehicle power system, and feasibility studies of electric field based machines.

Loop is a student member of IEEE. He received a bachelor's degree with highest distinction and a master's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2000 and 2002, respectively.