Frederick Ketterer Lab of Electrical and Systems Engineering
The state of the art lab is being renovated Summer of 2017!
The lab is open 24/7 to ESE students and is equipped with 24 test stations each with a windows as well as linux PC. The test bench also consists of full suite of test bench instrumentation.
The lab is located in Moore Room 204.
About Dr. Fred Ketterer
A 1954 Penn physics alumnus, Dr. Ketterer did research
in industry for DuPont and General Electric while preparing for his M.S. in
Electrical Engineering, which he received from Penn in 1960. For his Ph.D.
in EE, he moved to MIT where he won the first of four teaching awards he
was to receive in his career, the 1965 MIT Teaching Award. Returning to Penn
later that year as an assistant professor, he won the United Engineers Award
for Outstanding Teaching in 1968 and was promoted to associate professor three
years later. In 1981 he also won the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching,
followed by Engineering's S. Reid Warren, Jr., Award for Outstanding
Teaching in 1982. Early in his career he became known for his research on
techniques for freezing organs for transplant. He was a member of the Society
for Cryobiology, the Radiation Research Society and other professional organizations,
and was a consultant to the National Cancer Institute and Jefferson
University Hospital. He also co-founded the Conshohocken firm K&C Medical.
Dedicated to students in Senior Design Class, the Frederick Ketterer Lab
is named after Dr. Fred Ketterer, an associate professor described as "the
guardian of the quality of our undergraduate program" of Electrical Engineering.
"Over the years Fred has played the single most dominant role in the
undergraduate education of electrical engineering students at Penn," said
Dr. Sohrab Rabii, professor of electrical engineering. "No EE undergraduate,
during the past 35 years, has left without experiencing his rigorous, demanding
and dedicated style of teaching. He has served as a model for all of us, and
he will be sorely missed as a colleague and a friend."
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