Mark A. Prelas

Mark A. Prelas

Mark A. Prelas, Professor Emeritus

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Mark Prelas Portrait


Mark A. Prelas is a professor emeritus in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at the University of Missouri. Prelas received his doctorate from the University of Illinois. He has received numerous awards and recognition including being named a Presidential Young Investigator by the National Science Foundation in 1984, was a Gas Research Institute Fellow in 1981 working on the production of fuels from inorganic resources, was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of New South Wales in 1992, was named a fellow of the American Nuclear Society in 1999, was a William C. Foster Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in 1999-2000 where he served as a science adviser for the Bureau of Arms Control, and he received the Glenn Murphy Award from the American Society for Engineering Education in 2009 for his contributions to nuclear engineering education and research. He has also served as the senior scientist on a Strategic Defense Initiative project at the Idaho National Laboratory in 1987. In 2008 he was awarded the Frederick Joliot-Curie Medal from the Government of Russia and the Board of ISJAEE for his contributions to the field of direct energy conversion and his pioneering work on the development of photovoltaic cells from wide band-gap materials.


PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BS from Colorado State University

Technical Focus

Energy Conversion
Nuclear Engineering

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