Dr. Barna Szabados

Dipl.Ing., M.Eng., Ph.D., P.Eng., F.E.C.

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering

E-mail: szabados@mcmaster.ca

Regular Contact (home):  905-648-0740


I received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur ENSI from the University of Grenoble in 1967, and my Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from McMaster University in 1969 and 1971 respectively. I am presently professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMaster University.

Courses taught previously were in the area of: Electrical machines; Power Electronics; Electromagnetic Fields; Instrumentation and Measurements; Introduction to Microprocessors; Digital Systems Design; Advanced Computer Design; Real Time Computing, Control theory;

I was working in the areas of solid state converters, field representations in electrical apparatus and electromagnetic interference, and local area networking in a factory environment. All of these projects were done in tight cooperation with industrial partners. A short CV can be viewed as well as a summary of R&D achievements. A full list of my publications can be viewed: Publi. A full CV is also available full CV

I am a Senior Member (and now life member) of the IEEE, and held positions in several committees with the PES (Power Engineering Society) TD (Transmission and Distribution), IM (Instrumentation and Measurement Society) and the IA (Industry Applications Society). I am also a member of several other international professional societies, and I am a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and was granted fellowship in Engineers Canada (FEC). I was member (9 years) of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board of Engineers Canada. I am a member of the Accreditation Requirements Committee (past Chair) and the Licensing Committee (Chair) of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.  I also served on several NSERC committees some of which I chaired. 

I co-founded a company and served as Vice President and Chief Technical Officer in FifthLight Technology which specializes in lighting system management and demand side reduction. The company has been sold to Cooper (now Eaton) and I am now fully retired.

My contributions to community services included being on parish council at St John’s church in Ancaster as well as elder in the United Church in Fredericton. I was also involved in coaching soccer in the Ancaster Soccer Association. I was President of the Canadian Fencing Association for 3 years and at the time member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Olympic Association and member of the fencing team selection committee. I was also part of the organizing committee at the Montreal Olympic Games. I served as the provincial technical director for the New Brunswick Fencing Association and later as Assistant Fencing Coach for the McMaster Fencing Club. I also played golf all my life and now it is my favorite past time in my retirement.

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Latest Update Dec. 27,  2017