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Carlos Katz
IEEE Fellow
2010 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

Carlos Katz

Carlos Katz was born in West Germany on August 18, 1934. Received an Electrical Engineering degree from Polytechnic Institute of Quito, Ecuador in 1961 and a MS degree from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey in 1970.

From 1962 to 1971 he was associated with General Cable Corporation Research Center and from 1971 to 1974 with the laboratories of Phelps Dodge Wire & Cable. In 1974 he became Assistant Director of R&D at General Cable Corp., and later Technical Director Power and Control Cables for General Cable International. He has been with Cable Technology Laboratories as Chief Research Engineer since its founding 1978. Mr. Katz’s special field of activity is the investigation of extruded and laminar dielectric high voltage power cables, the manufacture and properties of such cables and the extension of service life of installed cables.

In 2009, Carlos was awarded the 2010 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award

From IEEE 2009 President & CEO John Vig:

Recognizing exceptional achievements in our profession, by both individuals and organizations, is an important part of the mission of the IEEE.  Each year the IEEE Awards Board recommends a select group of recipients to receive the IEEE's most prestigious honors.  It is my pleasure to inform you that the IEEE Board of Directors has named you the recipient of the 2010 IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award with the following citation:

"For developing and understanding of factors that influence life of XLPE and EPR-insulated cable systems."

On behalf of the IEEE Board of Directors, I extend our heartfelt congratulations on your achievements and our appreciation that you have made the IEEE a home for your technical and professional activities.

Mr. Katz is the author of over 43 technical papers and holds 16 U.S. patents related to high voltage cables. He is a voting member of ICC and a member of CIGRE.

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