Ansoft Corp.’s founder, chairman, and CTO, Dr. Zoltan Cendes, was recently elected an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the application of finite-element modeling to microwave guides, structures, and circuits.
Cendes was the first microwave engineer to develop the finite-element technique using edge elements in the solution of the vector wave equation.
His early accomplishments led to the development of HFSS™, the industry-standard high-frequency tool for 3-D electromagnetic-based design, a program that literally changed how microwave engineers work.
Cendes' election to IEEE Fellow, effective Jan. 1, 2003, represents one of the institute's most prestigious honors and the highest grade of membership in the organization.
Cendes has been responsible for Ansoft's product and technology research and for the overall direction of the company's software since he founded the corporation in 1984. In addition to his responsibilities at Ansoft, Cendes is an adjunct professor of electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he served as both an associate professor and professor for 14 years. He also is a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S), a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technique (MTT) Technical Committee on Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE), and serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering. Additionally, Cendes has served on the International Steering Committee of the COMPUMAG Conference and on the IEEE Conference on Electromagnetic Field Computation. He received his master's and doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering from McGill University in Montreal.