James Thorp

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James S. Thorp was the head of the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech.[1]

Along with fellow Virginia Tech professor Arun G. Phadke, Thorp received The Franklin Institute's 2008 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Electrical Engineering [2] for their contributions to the power industry, particularly microprocessor controllers in electric power systems that have significantly decreased the occurrence and duration of power blackouts.[3]


  1. ^ "Phadke and Thorp receive Benjamin Franklin Medal". Engineering News. Virginia Tech College of Engineering. p. 1. Retrieved 2008-05-07. 
  2. ^ Franklin Institute
  3. ^ "National Attention Focused on Science and Technology Makes Franklin Institutes's Annual Celebration of Science Relevant and Timely". April 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-07.