Prof. Santokh Badesha awarded prestigious Mountbatten Medal
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has named the winners of its 2022 Achievement Awards. Santokh Badesha, adjunct professor for innovation in Purdue University’s Elmore Family School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the Mountbatten Medal for developing materials enabling the broad use of laser printing and the creation of color laser printing.
Badesha’s inventions appear in nearly every production product released by Xerox in the past 25+ years; he is internationally recognized for the invention of foundational technologies that have supported the era of digital printing on demand, transforming the communication and productivity of hundreds of millions of people globally.
With more than 250 US issued patents, Badesha is one of the world’s most prolific inventors. He is a Xerox Fellow and Manager of Open Innovation at Xerox.
Badesha’s inventions appear in nearly every production product released by Xerox in the past 25+ years and he is internationally recognized for the invention of technologies that have supported the era of digital printing on demand, transforming the communication and productivity of hundreds of millions of people globally.
“I am truly honored and thankful to receive this distinguished recognition from the IET,” says Badesha. “It is a testament to the encouragement that Xerox and Purdue Engineering have provided me over the years to take ideas from test tubes to customer hands using fundamental scientific and engineering principals.”
The Mountbatten Medal was established by the National Electronics Council in 1992. The Medal is awarded annually for an outstanding contribution, or contributions over a period, to the promotion of electronics or information technology and their application.
Badesha was also elected fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology in September 2022. He serves as a trustee of the New York State Fuzehub Manufacturing Collaborative, is a fellow of the National Academy of Engineering, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Society of Imaging Science & Technology. Badesha was named a chartered scientist by the Science Council of the United Kingdom and received the Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award from the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association. He is the recipient of many awards from Xerox, including being inducted into the Xerox Innovation Group Hall of Fame.