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ISA recognises Emerson engineers

Emerson Process Management engineers Terry Blevins, Deji Chen, Mark Nixon, and Willy Wojsznis received the ISA’s Excellence in Documentation award for their ISA EXPO 2006 technical paper, “Improving PID Control with Unreliable Communications.”

The annual award carries a U$1,000 honorarium and plaque, recognises authors for the “most outstanding” article, technical paper, or other document published by the Instrument, Systems, and Automation (ISA) society. It was presented during their Honors and Awards Gala held in conjunction with the ISA EXPO 2007 in Houston on Monday, October 1, 2007.

Process Automation Hall of Fame member Terrence L. “Terry” Blevins is a principal technologist at Emerson Process Management. Terry has applied his expertise in areas ranging from function block technology in FOUNDATION fieldbus to embedded advanced controls and adaptive technologies in the DeltaV system.

Dr. Deji Chen, a principal software engineer with Emerson Process Management, has published numerous technical papers on system diagnostics and wireless communications in process control.

Dr. Willy Wojsznis is a technologist at Emerson Process Management. Terry and Willy were also the recipients of The Ray Molloy Award for authoring the best-selling ISA book, Advanced Control Unleashed. Terry and Willy are prolific inventors at Emerson, each responsible for more than twenty patents in the areas of advanced control and process automation.

Mark Nixon, an innovator and holder of forty patents, is a lead DeltaV system architect at Emerson Process Management.

Also receiving the Excellence in Documentation award were co-authors Professor Aloysius K. Mok and Ph.D. student Jianping Song, both affiliated with the Department of Computer Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin.

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