FOR RELEASE ON Tuesday, August 29, 2000 12:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, August 29, 2000
SCRIPPS OCEANOGRAPHER AWARDED MILLENNIUM MEDAL
Scripps Institution of Oceanography / University of California, San DiegoResearch oceanographer emeritus Frederick H. Fisher, a researcher in underwater sound transmission, has been selected as a recipient of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal by the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (OES).
The IEEE will award Millennium Medals to individuals selected "for outstanding contributions in their respective areas of activity."
Fisher will be honored Sept. 12 at the Oceans 2000 Exhibition & Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, for service as the OES journal editor.
Fisher's previous honors from the IEEE OES include the Distinguished Service Award (1991) and the Distinguished Technical Achievement
Fisher's 40-year career included researching acoustics in the ocean, chemical sound absorption, and electrolytic conductivity. He was scientific officer and co-designer of the 355-foot FLIP (Floating Instrument Platform), playing a key role in working out the "flipping" operation with 35-foot, 1/10-scale models.
Fisher has been the principal investigator for various grants and contracts related to sound propagation measurements. He has published more than 60 journal articles and received three patents.
A native of Seattle, Fisher received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Washington. He has been a member of the Scripps community since 1955, the year he joined the Marine Physical Laboratory as a graduate
His career at Scripps has included positions as assistant and associate
research physicist; research oceanographer; and associate and deputy director of the Marine Physical Laboratory.
A fellow and former president of the Acoustical Society of America, Fisher served as an associate editor for the society's journal and on various society acoustics technical committees.
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Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. The National Research Council has ranked Scripps first in faculty quality among oceanography programs nationwide Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today in 65 countries. The institution has a staff of about 1,300, and annual expenditures of approximately $155 million from federal, state and private sources. Scripps operates one of the largest U.S. academic fleets with four oceanographic research ships and one research platform for worldwide exploration.
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