Company: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc
Location: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
George William Taylor, Chairman Emeritus 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 led a career spanning nearly six decades in both managing and leading departments and organizations in the electrical engineering industry. 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 degree from the University of Western Australia and an honorary DSc from Rostov Don Pedagogical Institute in 1998 as well as a DLitt from the University of Western Australian in 2009.
He founded Ocean Power Technologies in 1984 and is currently chairman emeritus or the organization. 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, Inc., and as a technical staff member of RCA Laboratories. Following his time with RCA Laboratories, he received a Hackett Overseas scholarship and a Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Scholarship which enabled him to study for a PHD at the University of London from 1957 to 1961. Additionally, he is a chartered engineer and fellow of the Institute of Engineers in Australia and the Institution of Engineering Technology in the United Kingdom.
One highlight in Dr. Taylor’s career that stands out is the founding of Ocean Power Technologies, which received direct support from the Office of Naval Research in Washington, DC. A staunch supporter of the work they did was Daniel Inoyue who encouraged the work done with wave energy for Hawaii. With many years of research and development in ocean wave energy, 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 from Australia.
Dr. Taylor is the founder and editor in chief of three scientific journals on ferroelectrics and has also published many research papers and issued many patents. 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. As a testament to his success, Dr. Taylor has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry and Who’s Who in the World.
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