Professor Antonio Donnarumma has had a distinguished career as a Professor and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Salerno where he introduced the concepts of Fuzzy Logic into his research. Many students have completed industrial-scale projects under his guidance and supervision in the use of Fuzzy Systems in a wide variety of innovative and unique approaches to the control and operation of processes. In some respects, Professor Donnarumma can be considered the Italian Father of Fuzzy Logic.

I first met Professor Donnarumma at IPMM-1999 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has been a great supporter of IPMM over the years by encouraging his students and colleagues to prepare and present papers on their research work. One of his students, Francesco Villecco, won the Best Student Paper Award at IPMM-2003 in Sendai, Japan.

I know that his students and colleagues "love" their "Fuzzy Professor". He has been a mentor and an advisor to many students who have developed a deep affection for him over the years.

For these reasons, it is most fitting that Professor Antonio Donnarumma was selected to receive the 2007 J. Keith Brimacombe IPMM Award.

John A. Meech
Past-President of IPMM
June 25, 2007
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