Company: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
George William Taylor, President of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering, computer technology and renewable ocean wave technology.
Dr. Taylor was inspired to go into his field by his father and his maternal uncle. His father was a maritime electrical engineer and his uncle was an astronomer. They encouraged him to go into the field because they felt electrical engineering was the career of the future. With this encouragement, Dr. Taylor has lead a career spanning nearly six decades in managing and leading departments and organizations in the electrical engineering industry. He remains the founder and CEO of Ocean Power Technologies, the company he helped launch in 1984. He is also chairman emeritus of the renewable energy company. In addition to this company, Dr. Taylor also served as the president and founder of Princeton Resources Inc., the vice president of Princeton Materials Science, Incorporated, as a technical staff member of RCA Laboratories, as an overseas scholar with the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization and as President of the Board of Directors of Hackett Overseas.
In these roles, Dr. Taylor has had to apply a variety of skills to develop and manage the services provided. He first earned a BE from the University of Western Australia with honors in 1957 and continued at the University of London to acquire a PhD in 1961. Later in his career, Dr. Taylor earned a Deng from the University of Western Australia and an honorary DSc from Rostov Don Pedagogical Institute in 1998 and a DLitt from the University of Western Australian in 2009. He is a chartered engineer via the Engineers of Australia and the Institution of Engineering Technology in the United Kingdom. One highlight in his career that stands out is the founding of Ocean Power Technology, which received direct support from the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC. A staunch supporter of the work they did was Daniel Inoyue, a senator from Hawaii. He encouraged the work they did with wave energy for Hawaii.
With many years of instrumental work in the industry, Dr. Taylor has received recognition on numerous occasions. These accolades include the Marine Renewable Energy Conference Navigator Award in 2009, the Ocean Energy Pioneer award in 2007, the Ramtron Fellowship Award in 1988, the RCA Laboratory Achievement Award in 1966 and the IRE-Fisk Prize in 1956. He also received the CSIRO Australian Overseas Scholarship in 1960 and the Hackett Overseas Scholarship in 1957 to 1959. Furthermore, Dr. Taylor has published many works, such as, Science and Technology of Integrated Ferroelectrics, Ferroelectric Thin Films: Synthesis and Basic Properties, and Polar Dielectrics and Their Applications. He has been the editor of three international archival scientific journals on ferroelectrics. Dr. Taylor has also maintained professional affiliation with a fellowship with the Institute of Engineers in Australia, and memberships to the IEEE, the American Institute of Physics and Sigma Xi.
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