University professor, Army collaborator receives prestigious award

May 10, 2018

By Joyce M. Conant, ARL Public Affairs

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (May 10, 2018) -- Dr. Stephen B. Bayne, Texas Tech University professor and joint U.S. Army Research Laboratory South faculty member, recently received the President's Excellence in Research Professorship at the annual faculty awards convocation in Lubbock, Texas.

The professorship is for faculty that have demonstrated excellence in scholarly research and creative activity.

During this three-year professorship, Bayne said he plans to expand on the Research and Engineering Apprenticeship Program, or REAP outreach program, and attract more high school students for the summer research program at Texas Tech.

"This award means a great deal to me. I am glad that my research is recognized and supported by the leaders at TTU," Bayne said.

Prior to Bayne's professorship at TTU, he worked at ARL as an electron engineer working in the area of silicon carbide (SiC) devices for power electronics and pulsed power applications. He also worked as a team leader in the power switches team.

"My last five years at ARL, I served as the branch chief of the Directed Energy Branch," Bayne said. "I started working at Texas Tech University as a professor in 2009. After joining TTU, I continued my relationship with ARL in the areas of SiC power devices and applications."

Bayne said he is fortunate to work as a joint ARL South faculty member where he gets to work with ARL researchers.

"This is a great opportunity for me to work with ARL researchers on advanced research that can have a positive impact on the warfighters," he said. "It is also a great opportunity for me to introduce and train students for future DOD employment."

"I always had a passion for teaching inside and outside the classroom," Bayne said. "During my employment at ARL, I was allowed to hire and mentor high school and college students. Some of these students moved on to become ARL employees."

Outside of the classroom and lab Bayne enjoys reading and is very active in IEEE. He is a senior member and a distinguished lecturer for IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society.

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is part of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, which has the mission to ensure decisive overmatch for unified land operations to empower the Army, the joint warfighter and our nation. RDECOM is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Materiel Command.


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