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Thomas M. Jahns received his PhD in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1978. In 1998, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a Grainger Professor of Power Electronics and Electric Machines, where he served as Co-Director/Director of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC) for 14 years from 2007 to 2021. Prior to joining UW, he worked at GE Corporate Research and Development (now GE Global Research Center) in Niskayuna, NY (USA) for 15 years. Since his retirement from the active faculty in 2021, Dr. Jahns is continuing to pursue research as a Grainger Emeritus Professor in the area of integrated motor drives using high-performance permanent magnet synchronous machines in modular drive topologies to achieve high fault tolerance. Dr. Jahns received the 2005 IEEE Nikola Tesla Technical Field Award and the Outstanding Achievement Award from the IEEE Industry Applications Society in 2011. He is a Past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society and served two years as Division II Director on the IEEE Board of Directors (2001-2002). He was elected as a member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and selected as the recipient of the 2022 IEEE Medal in Power Engineering.