ECE's Badesha receives IET's Mountbatten Medal for groundbreaking work in laser printing
Santokh Badesha, adjunct professor for innovation in the Elmore School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, recently was honored with the Mountbatten Medal from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Badesha was presented the medal Oct. 20 in London during the 2022 IET Achievement Awards ceremony “for developing materials enabling the wide-ranging use of laser printing and the creation of color laser printing,” according to the award citation. Badesha, corporate fellow manager of open innovation at Xerox Corp., was among only one other medal recipient and nine awardees from the world’s top engineering and technology talent pool.
“Dr. 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,” the IET’s news release stated.
The Achievement Awards are part of the IET’s Awards and Scholarships program, which celebrate excellence and research in the sector and encourage the next generation of engineers and technicians.
“I am truly honored and thankful to receive this distinguished recognition from the IET,” Badesha said. “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 principles.”
In 2022 alone, Badesha was elected an IET fellow, received the American Ceramic Society’s Rishi Raj Medal for Innovation and Commercialization in Ceramics, and was named to the Power 50 Technology List by the Rochester Business Journal. In 2021, he broke the all-time patent record at Xerox with 257 patents.
He holds a number of prestigious memberships, including the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Inventors, and Society of Imaging Science and Technology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Society of Imaging Science and Technology, from which he earned the Chester F. Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award.