Dr. Arthur Winston

Arthur W. Winston (M’55-SM’87-F’91) received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto where he graduated from the Engineering Physics program and where he was a merit scholarship winner.  He obtained the Ph.D. degree in physics from MIT where he also held the position of Research Assistant. He is the Director Emeritus of Tufts Gordon Institute, a graduate degree institute in engineering leadership that he helped create. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Winston has extensive experience in industry and is an expert in the fields of instrumentation and measurement among other areas. During his career in industry, he was personally responsible for the development of the Apollo Heat Shield Temperature Measurement System, which monitored the heat shield upon re-entry, and the development and implementation of a worldwide nuclear-test monitoring system that permitted the U.S. to participate in the SALT talks. He has produced more than 100 papers and presentations.

Dr. Winston is a Fellow of the IEEE and was its President in 2004. In 2005, in the absence of an Executive Director, he also served as the Executive Director of the IEEE while keeping his position at the Gordon Institute. He has held many high-level positions at IEEE and also was Vice President of the IEEE Foundation and was President of the United Engineering Foundation.

He has won many honors from MIT, The National Academy of Engineering, and the IEEE, including: the IEEE Major Educational Innovation Award, The National Academy of Engineering 2007 Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education. In 2016, he was awarded the (2015) Walleigh Award “for leadership through innovation, mentoring and promoting engineering management and entrepreneurial practices, as well as the creation of new policies of national interest.”