Dr. Barna Szabados

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

Professor Emeritus of Electrical and ComputerEngineering

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 McMasterUniversity in 1969 and 1971, respectively. I am presently professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McMasterUniversity.

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 on-line as well as an R&D achievements. A list of my publications can be viewed: Publi

I develop software for engineering applications. I created an efficient text editor, known as ZABED for PC, which has a new version ported to the Windows 7 environment, ZWIN7.

I am a Senior Member (and now life member) of the IEEE, and held positions in several committees. 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 Licencing Committee (Vice-chair) of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.  I also served on several NSERC committees 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.

Latest Update Mar 30,  2016