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Eddie Atoian

Nominating Committee Chair


Eddie Atoian is the president of Atoian & Associates Inc., a consulting and engineering firm since  1978, specializing in the design, development and management of industrial and commercial centers. Mr. Atoian has more than 45 years of experience in Electrical Engineering, industrial development and corporate management. He began his engineering career as a member of Southern California Edison’s EHV project engineering group, which designed and built the first Extra High Voltage (500KV) substations in Southern California. 

Mr. Atoian Joined the Norman Andrew Research Foundation, as Chief Biomedical Engineer in charge of the Hyperkinetic Children’s Research Laboratory, where he performed experimental and bio-mathematical research on the Psycho-Neuro-Physiological behaviors of hyperactive children. In addition, he was a member of a team of researchers at USC Medical Center, working on spinal cord injuries and cardiology, at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital and San Vincent Medical Center respectively.  He later returned to engineering At Sargent & Lundy Engineering Co., holding the post of Manager of Engineering and Business Development for Nuclear and Fossil Fuel power plants in the Western USA.

Mr. Atoian received his BS degree from the California State University Los Angeles, and his MS Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California. He also holds an MS in Biomedical Engineering from USC and an EMBA from California Lutheran University. He is a registered Electrical Engineer in California, and the author of several research papers in the fields of Electrical and Bio-Medical Engineering. Mr. Atoian is the recipient of IEEE’s Highest Technical Paper Award for his work on the Effects of Electro-Magnetic Fields on the Environment and the Human Body.  

Over the past 35 years, Eddie Atoian has served on the boards of several scientific, professional, and Armenian organizations, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Association, the Pacific Coast Electrical Association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the Biomedical Engineering Society of America, and the Institute of Biological Sciences and Bioinstrumentation. He is a Past President of AESA, and since 1993, has served as Chairman of the Industrial Committee, Chairman of the Nominating Committee, and co-Chairman of the Bio-Medical Committee.  Since 1990, Eddie has also been an active member and Past President of the Armenian Professional Society.