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Swanson School honors Stephen Mozelewski as Distinguished Alumnus in Electrical and Computer Engineering


Above: Stephen Mozelewski (center) with Department Chair Alan George(left) and Interim U.S. Steel Dean Sanjeev Shroff 

The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering feted its 2023 class of Distinguished Alumni on Friday, March 3 at the University Club. Recognized among this year's honorees was Stephen Mozelewski BSEE '87 as the Distinguished Alumnus in Electrical and Computer Engineering. 

Steve is another remarkable Pitt Engineer who is a testament to the interdisciplinary nature of engineering, and how earning a degree in one field can catapult you to success in another," noted Alan George, Department Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering. “Following his role as a clinical engineer at The Ohio State University Medical Center, he began a nearly three-decade career at Philips, where he is now senior product development leader in the company’s sleep & respiratory care division. He is an innovator and inventor who is dedicated to helping Philips recruit the next generation of engineer, and we are privileged to honor him as this year's Distinguished Alumnus in Electrical and Computer Engineering.”


About Stephen Mozelewski

Stephen Mozelewski is a Senior Product Development Leader in Philips’ Sleep & Respiratory Care division.  He is responsible for leading the development of new medical products and associated software applications used in diagnosing and/or treating various sleep disorders.  Throughout his 26-year career with Philips, Mozelewski has advanced in position from Electrical Engineer through Senior Engineering Manager, assuming increasing leadership responsibility for the release of numerous products. His teams have released more than 20 new medical devices and 25 significant software application updates. One product developed under Mozelewski’s leadership, the Alice PDx™, was awarded a “gold” Medical Design Excellence Award from Canon Communications.  He is also the author of 7 invention disclosures on new product innovations.

Prior to his work at Philips, Mozelewski was employed by The Ohio State University Medical Center as a Clinical Engineer. In this role, he was responsible for leading a team in repair and preventive maintenance of medical equipment, advising nursing staff on selection of new medical equipment, assisting in investigating device failure reports, and training staff on the safe use of medical devices.

Mozelewski received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (1987), where he graduated first in his class in the School of Engineering. He also received an MS in Biomedical Engineering from The Ohio State University (1991) and remains active as the Vice Chair of the External Advisory Council for the Biomedical Engineering Department. Mozelewski is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Pennsylvania and Ohio and received the highest score in the state on the Electrical Engineering P.E. licensure exam the year that he sat for it. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). He is also active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), currently serving as both the Chair of the Pittsburgh Section of IEEE and the Chair of the Pittsburgh Section of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). Mozelewski is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), through whom he has achieved Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.