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Remembrance – Alexander Kusko

March-Kusko ObitAlexander Kusko (Life Fellow), former Vice President and Principal Engineer in Exponent’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Practice, passed away on February 12th at the age of 91.

Dr. Kusko was born in New York and received his degrees from Purdue University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was elected an IEEE Fellow in 1977 for “contributions ot engineering education in power electronics and to the application of solid-state to industry. He was also the recipient of the William Newell Power Electronics Award.

He was a nationally recognized authority on standby and emergency power systems, and author of numerous books and papers on that subject. Dr. Kusko held twenty-one patents, and his publication record included over 160 technical papers, nine books, of which the most recent, “Power Quality in Electrical Systems,” was published in 2007

Dr. Kusko served on the faculty of MIT as Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, and as President of Alexander Kusko, Inc., Consulting Engineers. He also served as an Electronics Maintenance Officer in the US Navy on Guam and in the Philippine Islands.