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Litynski lauded by national group, gets patent approval

July 7, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Daniel M. Litynski, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Michigan University, was honored in Nashville, Tenn., June 23, when a national engineering group named him the recipient of its Meritorious Service Award.

Litynski received the award from the American Society for Engineering Education's Electrical and Computer Engineering Division "in recognition of academic leadership in advancing the ECE profession through scholarship and national service."

The prestigious award was presented during ASEE's June 22-25 annual conference, which is the largest gathering of engineering educators in the Unites States.

Litynski also received official notification recently that he and two colleagues have been awarded a patent for their work in developing a method to convert analog signals to digital signals. The patent for "Photonic Analog to Digital Conversion Based on Temporal and Spatial Over Sampling Techniques" has potential for use in such areas as high-speed clocking, broadband sampling and reduced interference of signals.

Barry L. Shoop of West Point, N.Y., and Pankaj Das of La Jolla, Calilf., are Litynski's co-inventors on the patent, which was officially approved in March.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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