Electrical engineer named to prestigious IEEE post

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Eric R. Matsunaga, (808) 956-7584
Director, Marketing & Public Affairs, College of Engineering
Posted: Mar 18, 2013

Larry K. Martin
Larry K. Martin
University of Hawai`i at Mānoa electrical engineering graduate student Larry K. Martin has been named student editor of the IEEE Potentials magazine for 2013-14. Martin was named winner of the highly competitive international search by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and is the first student from UH Mānoa to be named to the prestigious post. His debut editorial is expected to be published at the end of March. 
As student editor, Martin will also serve as a member of the Student Activities Committee, which represents over 116,000 IEEE student members worldwide on matters of member programs, benefits and viewpoints. IEEE Potentials is published bi-monthly and is available to all of its 425,000 plus members in more than 160 countries.
“Larry has already shown an enormous talent and enthusiasm for students and IEEE Potentials and we are extremely proud to welcome him to the Editorial Board,” said Elizabeth Johnston, IEEE Potentials editor-in-chief. “He has a unique voice and perspective that shows through in everything he does”
This honor is not the first bestowed upon Martin. He was selected as the recipient of the 2012 Alton B. Zerby and Carl T. Koerner Outstanding Electrical and Computer Engineering Student Award, recognizing him as the most outstanding electrical engineering student in the nation. Martin also received the 2012 Hawaiʻi Council of Engineering Societies Student Engineer of the Year Award, recognizing him as the most outstanding student engineer in the state of Hawai`i for 2011 and was named the Fall 2011 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Electrical Engineering. Martin has received numerous other awards and scholarships, including being a two-time recipient of the prestigious National Consortium for Measurement and Signature Intelligence Research Scholarship. He has also authored or co-authored several journal papers, conference papers and magazine articles.
As program/technical manager of the UH Mānoa College of Engineering’s Small- Satellite Program, Martin assisted in writing several proposals that earned the UH Mānoa program two NASA launch opportunities in 2013-14. The mission of the two nanosatellites scheduled to launch is to provide calibration for radar stations around the world.
“Larry’s continuing accolades are a testament to his intelligence, hunger for learning and his drive for success,” said Wayne Shiroma, UH Mānoa electrical engineering professor and department chair. “We are very proud of his latest achievement.”