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 Carl E. Baum Medal

  List of Carl E. Baum Medal Winners

In 2016 Dr. Sholapurwala approached Dr. Dave Giri to initiate the concept of the Carl E. Baum Medal to be awarded to persons for their long-standing accomplishments in the field of Applied Electromagnetics. Dr. Giri approached the Board of Directors of the Summa Foundation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and the Summa Board agreed with the idea of this award. Further Drs. Sholapurwala and Giri, donated $1,000 each to Summa Foundation to facilitate this award. Twenty-five medals were produced and provided to the Summa Foundation.

It was decided that the Summa Board of Directors would select the medal awardees each year and could choose any number between 0 and 4. In the inaugural year (2017) 4 initial awards were made to Drs. David Giri, Kelvin Lee, William Radasky, and Fred Tesche. In 2018 two additional awards were presented to Dr. Mat Bäckström and Bill Prather. The list below will be updated as additional persons are honored.

Carl E. Baum Medal Award Winners


Date of Election


Mats Bäckström

August 30, 2018

For contributions to the development of HPEM test techniques and facilities

David V. Giri

July 26, 2017

For major contributions to EMP and HPM and for ensuring the legacy of Carl E. Baum

Kelvin S. H. Lee

July 26, 2017

For seminal contributions to EMP

William D. Prather

August 30, 2018

For contributions to EMP and HPM testing and hardening

William A. Radasky

July 26, 2017

For contributions to understanding EMP generation and computation

Frederick M. Tesche

July 26, 2017

For contributions to electromagnetic topology and EMC



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