Aziz Fouad, distinguished professor emeritus of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University, joined the Iowa State faculty in 1960 as an assistant professor. From there, Fouad rose through the ranks to earn numerous honors and awards, culminating in his election to the United States National Academy of Engineering in 1996.
He was named an Anson Marston Distinguished Professor by Iowa State in 1990 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE also awarded him with the Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award in 1994. He also is the recipient of the David R. Boylan Eminent Faculty Award for Research from the College of Engineering at Iowa State.
Fouad received a B.C. degree in electrical engineering (1950) at the University of Cairo and a master’s degree (1953) from the University of Iowa. He earned a Ph.D. (1965) from Iowa State.
Fouad was a visiting professor at the University of the Philippines from 1969-71 and at the Graduate Center for Engineering (COPPE), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1972. From 1980-81, he was on a faculty improvement leave with the Electric Power Research Institute of Palo Alto, California.
Fouad’s academic activity included teaching courses in power system analysis, power system dynamics (control and stability), and electromechanical energy conversion. His research focused on power system dynamics and control.
He is co-author of two books, two book chapters, several computer-based educational courses, and more than 100 publications in his field.