IRWIN, J. DAVID, 1939-


Engineer, university professor and administrator.  Born– August 9, 1939, Minneapolis, Minn. Parents–Arthur Fowle Irwin and Virginia Marie Iverson Irwin. Married–Edie Irwin. Education– Auburn University, B.E.E., 1961; University of Tennessee, M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1967. Employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1967-1969; taught at Auburn University, 1969-2015, serving as chairman, Department of Electrical Engineering for 36 years. Member; American Society for Engineering Education; Alabama and National Society of Professional Engineers; IEEE Computer Society; Southeastern and National Association of Electrical Engineering; executive committee of the Southeastern Center for Electrical Engineering Education; education editor of Computer; editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics; fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers; received the IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984. Retired in 2015 as Professor and Department Head Emeritus at Auburn. Received the Richard M. Emberson Award from IEEE in 2000, for distinguished service to the organization; Auburn University Distinguished Engineer, 1992; Auburn Presidential Award for Excellence, 2007. Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, 2004.


J. David Irwin, Auburn, Ala.


Basic Engineering Circuit Analysis. New York; Macmillan, 1984.

Digital Logic: Circuit Analysis and Design. Prentice Hall, 1995.

Embedded Microcontroller Interfacing for M-CORE Systems. Academic Press, 2000.

Essentials of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prentice-Hall, 2004.

Fundamentals of Industrial Electronics.  Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2011.

Industrial Noise and Vibration Control. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1979.

An Introduction to Computer Logic. Englewood Cliff, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1974.

Introduction to Electrical Engineering. Prentice Hall, 1995.


Industrial Electronics Handbook.  Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 1997.