An elected fellow of the IEEE, Donald David Christiansen received its Centennial Medal in 1984, its Gruenwald Award in 1990, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.
HUNTINGTON, NY, May 09, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Donald David Christiansen with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. Christiansen celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Christiansen is a tenured electrical engineer, consultant and publishing executive who has served as president of Informatica in Huntington, NY, since 1993. He previously spent 20 years, beginning in 1972, as the editor and publisher and chairman of the editorial board of IEEE Spectrum, the flagship publication of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Mr. Christiansen previously held engineering and management positions with the CBS Electronics Division from 1950 to 1962. He later served on the editorial staffs of EEE-Circuit Design Engineering, Electronic Design, and McGraw-Hill's Electronics magazine, where he was its editor-in-chief.
During his writing career, Mr. Christiansen authored several books, including "The Saga of the San Jac: The Aircraft Carrier San Jacinto in World War II," and the first through fifth volumes of "The Best of Backscatter." He served as editor for "Engineering Excellence," "Standard Handbook of Electronic Engineering," and "Electric Pantheon," and as editor-in-chief of the fourth edition of the 2400-page "Electronics Engineers' Handbook." Mr. Christiansen was also a columnist for "Today's Engineer Online" from 2002 to 2015. He served on the AIP magazine policy committee from 1996 to 1998 and the publication committee for Cornell Alumni News magazine from 1986 to 1991. He is currently a columnist for the online publication "IEEE-USA Insight." He was appointed a member of the advisory board for "Encyclopedia Americana" in 2000.
Mr. Christiansen has lectured at several institutions, including Newark College of Engineering, Walla Walla University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Cornell University, and the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In 1986 he was a Distinguished Lecturer at Purdue University.
Mr. Christiansen served as a consultant for the United States Census Bureau, the United States Department of Commerce and the National Science Foundation. He was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Education and Utilization of the Engineer, an electrical engineering advisory committee member for Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and chairman of the Industrial Physicist advisory committee for the American Institute of Physics.
An elected fellow of the IEEE, Mr. Christiansen received its Centennial Medal in 1984, its Gruenwald Award in 1990, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. He is a fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and of the Radio Club of America. He was named an Eminent Member of Eta Kappa Nu and served as chairman of its Vladimir Karapetoff Award committee and its Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award committee.
In 2001 he received the Eta Kappa Nu Distinguished Service Award. He served as president, director, and chairman of the editorial committee of the Society of National Association Publications, and as a director of the New York Business Press Editors. He was chairman of the National Conference of Electronics in Medicine. Mr. Christiansen is a longtime member of the National Press Club, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the American Society of Magazine Editors.
He has been active with the Audio History Library and Museum since 2006. He also served on the boards of directors for Broadband Information Services in New York City, the Long Island Museum of Science and Technology in Long Island, NY, and the YMCA of Newburyport, MA.
In 1981, Mr. Christiansen received its Medal and Citation for Advancement of Culture from the Flanders Academy of Art, Science and Literature. In 1991, Folio magazine named him "A Living Legend of American Magazines." He has been cited in more than 65 editions of Who's Who, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World.
Mr. Christiansen earned a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Cornell University in 1950. He soon after completed postgraduate coursework at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1951 to 1954 and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1966, 1968, and 1971. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts. Mr. Christiansen notably served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Born in Plainfield, NJ, he now resides in Huntington, NY. He has two daughters, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Donald David Christiansen has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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