The Grainger College of Engineering Alumni Award for Distinguished Service is conferred upon exceptional alumni each year. Recipients are recognized for professional distinction through outstanding leadership, contributions to the field of engineering, creativity, and entrepreneurship; as well as service to society, the professional community, and to the department, college, or university.
To Gene Abraham for his engineering and management expertise in providing important design, engineering, and process solutions in power-generating units throughout the world; for national leadership in the power industry; and for contributions to engineering education.
For his distinguished research in fluid dynamics and outstanding leadership of an academic department that influenced thousands of mechanical engineers, as well as his advocacy for the quality and innovation in education.
To Jagdish K. Aggarwal for original contributions to pattern recognition, image analysis, and related areas in computer graphics and digital filters, and for establishing an advanced state-of-the-art center for service to the university and to industry.
For his seminal contributions to materials research, development and device characterization for semiconductor and photovoltaic technologies. Including the development of a unique technique to measure excess carrier lifetimes in materials, resonance-coupled photoconductive decay.
To Scott D. Altman, for his decorated service in the United States Navy, his contributions to the NASA space program, and for his continued support of the University of Illinois.
To Harlan Anderson for his many years of service to the engineering community through the expansion of technolgy in the private sector by founding and nursing computer industry corporations.
To Scott Anderson, Sr., for his innovative use of scientific knowledge and engineering skills in the production of new and useful materials.
To Clifford M. Andrews, ceramic engineer and industrial executive, for his outstanding contributions in the areas of ceramic research, development, production, and management, and especially for his leadership for advancing on an international basis industrial ceramic research, development, and manufacturing.
To Alfredo H-S. Ang for notable and pioneering contributions to the development of rational safety criteria for the design of structures by applying probabilistic methodology and for his dedicated service to his profession.
To Philip J. Anthony, for seminal contributions to the technological foundations of electrooptical devices and lightwave communications systems, and for unstinting service to the Department of Physics and the College of Engineering.
To Lee J. Archambault, engineer, test pilot, and astronaut, for his contributions to the assembly of the International Space Station and his decorated service in the United States Air Force
To Gene Lee Armstrong, engineer, industrial executive, for his outstanding leadership in the planning and direction of engineering work in the field of intercontinental ballistic missiles and space systems, and for his contribution to the development of the young engineers who are engaged in this work with him.
For tremendous success in the information technology industry and for his steadfast commitment to the University of Illinois.
To Daniel E. Atkins, for his influence on high-performance computer architecture, contributions in the design and construction of some of the earliest parallel computers, pioneering work in the development of schools of information, and leadership in improving the U.S. cyberinfrastructure.
To Harold Eaton Babbitt, engineer, author, and educator, for his national and international leadership in educating sanitary engineers and for contributions to sanitary engineering.
To Lalit Bahl, for outstanding contributions in speech recognition software technologies and information theory.
To Donald R. Bahnfleth for international leadership in the community of heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning engineers; for creative and innovative problem solving in architectural energy use as a consulting engineer; and for contributions to human welfare through energy conservation and protection of the environment.
To William F. Baker Jr., for his leadership in the development of innovative structural systems for high-rise buildings, both nationally and internationally including the world's tallest building.
To Prithviraj Banerjee, for contributions in parallel algorithms for VLSI CAD and compilers for parallel and heterogeneous computing, and for visionary leadership in engineering research and education.
To H. Ashley Barber, innovative mechanical engineer, inspirational engineering administrator, industrial executive, leader in associations dedicated to industry improvement, for his original contributions and leadership in developing new concepts and equipment for asphalt mixing and paving, earthmoving, materials handling, and a variety of industrial processes.
To Robert L Barnett, in recognition of his significant contributions to the management of engineering and operations in the telecommunications industry.
To Thomas Baron, engineer, research director, industrial executive, for his original contributions and leadership in applying scientific understanding and mathematics in chemical engineering and industrial research.
For his outstanding professional accomplishments, strong leadership in industry and medicine, and his enthusiastic service to the University of Illinois.
To James W. Bayne for leadership in the engineering education community, for national service to the cause of college and university honor societies, and for his extraordinary, many-faceted service and devotion to the University of Illinois.
To Earl Henry Beling, a distinguished engineer, whose life is an outstanding example of how an engineer can significantly serve his community, state, nation, and above all, humanity.
To Donald L. Bitzer for his contribution to the invention of the flat-panel plasma display, the forerunner of today's high-definition flat-panel television monitors.
To Kent M. Black, in recognition of his siginificant contributios to the management of engineering and manufacturing for advanced electronic systems.
To Neil Bogner, planner, designer, construction engineer, and agency chief, for the technical excellence of his engineering leadership and for his achievements in improving dam safety.
To Mark T. Bohr, for leadership in the definition, development, and implementation of a highly manufacturable CMOS technology for microprocessor and logic products.
For his role as a visionary educator in the field of aerospace engineering and a proven leader in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
For outstanding pioneering contributions to semiconductor microlithography and metrology instrumentation.
To John Harold Bryant, who has combined outstanding ability in research and development with a strong
entrepreneurial spirit, and for his accomplishments in the management of research and development resulting in truly
effective innovations in the microwave equipment field.
To William E. Burchill, in recognition of his distinguished career in the nuclear engineering industry and education, and for his worldwide representation of the American Nuclear Society in understanding the benefits of nuclear science and technology.
To Howard R. Burnett, for outstanding performance as an engineer and manager, for his participation in
the face of extraordinary social and political pressure, in the development of the Polaris and Poseidon strategic missile
systems, which serve as the nation's primary retaliatory bulwark for military defense.
To P. Barry Butler, for outstanding leadership in the development of future engineers.
To Newton A. Campbell for his distinguished leadership and innovation in design of complex facilities, employee ownership, and corporate citizenship and philanthropy.
To Richard A. Campbell, engineer and industrial executive, for his distinguished leadership and
management in the electronics industry.
To Robert K. Campbell, industrial manager, executive, and lawyer, for his recognized leadership and successful direction of large engineering projects and enterprises.
To Robert L. Carrel for his contributions to the management of engineering development of telecommunications systems.
To George R. Carruthers, aerospace engineer, research astrophysicist, for his outstanding achievements
in rocket ultraviolet astronomy and for his development of man's first moon-based space observatory.
For his exceptional career as a chief executive officer and entrepreneur in the communications industry and his engagement with the University of Illinois.
To Roy J. Carver, engineer, industrialist, philanthropist, whose foresight, venturesomeness, and
judgment exemplify how engineering skill can be combined with business acumen to advance technology.
27 To G. Thomas Castino for his lengthy service and significant contributions to the field of standards and conformity assessment.
To Edward M. Caulfield, for outstanding application of knowledge and research in solving engineering problems in industry, government, law, and other venues.
In recognition of entrepreneurship in establishing, leading and growing a nationally recognized, full-service engineering design and consulting firm; for a deep and sustained commitment to diversity as one of the founding principles of Primera Engineers; for leadership and service to the Latino community of Chicago; and for dedication to the role of volunteer, supporter and advocate for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To Elaine A. Chandler, for developing strategic multidisciplinary and multi-investigator programs and for applying milestone-based management methods to focused basic research in the national interest.
To Milton Chang in recognition of his engineering contrubutions and entrepreneurial activities in applied optics and for his advocacy and encouragement of engineers to be entrepreneurs.
For his leadership in guiding Novel Enterprises and for his support and influence in providing international educational opportunities in Asia.
To Pallab K. Chatterjee for his siginificant ontributions and leadership in the area of VLSI technology.
To Richard T. Cheng, for pioneering and outstanding leadership in education and in business.
To Bernard H. 'Bud' Cherry, for decades of leadership and responsibility in directing power generation companies that have supplied the world with traditional and renewable sources of energy.
For outstanding technical contributions to early UNIX operating systems and to the design and development of high-performance and wireless computer networks
To Charles E. Childers, for significant contributions to the fertilizer industry in North America and worldwide.
To William A. Chittenden for his contribution to the technical advancement of electric power generation and the advancement of professional development in power engineering.
To Alfred Y. Cho, in recognition of his pioneering work in the development of melocular beam epitaxy and its applications to microwave and optoelectronic devices.
To Ralph J. Cicerone for his leadership in higher education and in recoginition of his pioneering in studies in atmospheric chemistry and their application to global warming.
To John M. Cioffi, for contributions to multicarrier communications and high-speed digital subscriber line technology.
To Archie R. Clemins for vision and leadership in the implementation of information technology in the United States Navy.
To Eli W. Cohen for his innovations in design and constrution of tall buildings and for his outstanding sevice to the structural engineering profession.
To Joseph Philip Colaco for his creative innovations in structural systems, his contributions to the advancement of the art and science of design of tall buildings, and his dedicated service to his profession.
To William Leighton Collins, researcher, educator, and administrator, for stimulating the progress in engineering education both as a teacher and as the executive secretary of the ASEE.
29 To W. Dale Compton for substantive research achievements in unraveling the behavior of defects and color centers in solids, exceptional leadership in engineering practice and management, and enduring contributions to engineering education.
To William Gene Corley for outstanding contributions to the art and science of design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures and for his extraordinary service to the advacement of the standards of structural engineering practice.
To Betty Coulman, for her contributions to the field of printing technology and her efforts to advance women in science and engineering.
To Garrett C. Covington Jr., engineer and administrator, for distinguished leadership in the development and design of superior aircraft and aerospace vehicles.
To M. George Craford for pioneering contributions and leadership in the research and development of visible-spectrum light-emitting-diode materials and devices, including the first yellow LED.
To Earl David Crockett for his contributions to the development of computer systems, system performance evaluation, and higher education in computer engineering.
To Jose Bejar Cruz for outstanding contributions to the field of automatic control in research, teaching, and service.
To Harry Czyzewski, consulting engineer, teacher, adviser to government, for his many applications of
the science of metals and materials to engineering practice, and for his leadership and contributions in education,
business, and service to the engineering community through professional societies.
To Elio D'Appolonia, consulting geotechnical engineer, for his profesional achievements in structural and foundation engineering, and for his dedicated service to the profession through teaching, research, professional servie, and engineering practice.
To Harry Darby, professional engineer, industrialist, stockman, banker, soldier, statesman, U.S.
senator, U.S. ambassador, humanitarian, and philanthropist, for his contributions, inspiration, and outstanding leadership
in making the profession of engineering relevant to the business, industrial, economic, and civic aspects of modern
To Raymond Earl Davis, engineer, teacher, research director, consultant, for his meritorious contributions to the technology of cement and concrete and to their uses in important engineering works, and for the development of young engineers who continue the work.
For his successful and influential career in the aviation industry, along with his active alumni engagement at both the department and college level.
To Robert Beacham Dillaway, engineer, research director, industrial executive, government executive,
for his original contributions and leadership in applying scientific knowledge to research and development efforts in
industry and government.
To Dan Dobberpuhl, for creativity and entrepreneurship in the design and engineering of low-power high-performance microprocessors.
To Thomas J. Dolan, for outstanding achievements as an engineer, teacher, and administrator; his
research contributions in the fields of mechanical properties of materials and stress analysis have brought international
recognition both to him and to the University.
To Earl Hugh Dowell for his continuous contributions to his profession through diligent research and dedication as an outstanding scholar and educator.
To Masao Doyama for pioneering research in crystalline defects and their influence on properties of materials and for leadership in international comunications and education.
To Sidney D. Drell, theoretical physicist, for his outstanding contributions as a theorist, teacher, and author, and for his efforts in the national interest.
To Charles Edwin Drury for his outstanding leadership and innovation as an engineer and administrator in the automotive components and materials fabrication areas.
To Daniel L. Dudas, engineer, program director, corporation president, for his original contributions
and innovative leadership in applying engineering fundamentals to aerospace flight vehicle program management and to
corporate executive administration and guidance.
To Carroll Hilton Dunn for leadership in construction engineering community, for distinguished service to the nation as engineer-soldier, for contributions as an elder statesman in the construction industry.
To Floyd Dunn for his outstanding contributions to ultrasonic biophysics and bioengineering.
To Russell Dean Dupuis for seminal and pioneering work in metalorganic chemical vapor deposition and the demonstration of the first CW 300K quantum-well heterojunction lasers.
For entrepreneurship and pioneering contributions to electric vehicles
To Lonnei Edelheit for outstanding leadership in managing the development, engineering, and marketing of world-leading commerical medical imaging systems.
For leadership in the development of reliability-based design standards for structural codes, development of the new field of structural reliability and probabilistic approaches, and educating generations of engineers and professors.
To Armin Elmendorf for his outstanding contributions to the forest products and processes industry resulting from his remarkable research and developmental activities of many years.
To Richard Bott Engdahl, a true pioneer in air pollution abatement research for over three decades of
substantial contributions to industry and government to better utilize and manage our nation's fuel and energy resources,
starting long before "ecology" and "energy crisis" became household words.
For his distinguished leadership in the profession of Construction Engineering and Management, dedicated service to and mentorship of Illinois graduates, and exceptional entrepreneurship with vision, integrity, and innovation.
To William Littell Everitt, engineer and educator, for his many fundamental contributions to the enrichment of engineering education and his outstanding service to his profession.
For his deep space missions to asteroids and comets and for leading the NEAR mission to Eros.
To Eugene J. Fasullo for outstanding contributions to the advancement of art and science of structural engineering and for extraordinary service to the profession.
To Steven Joseph Fenves, for his original contributions to methods of structural analysis and design.
To Jerry Fiddler for his vision, leadership, and design skills in the field of real-time systems and the development of embedded software products, including VxWorks, the operating system used for the Mars Pathfinder space project.
To Robert E. Finnigan, author, teacher, research scientist, engineer and corporate founder, for his
innovative development of a worldwide-adopted commercial quadrupole system and for directing a fast-growing corporation
with offices throughout the United States and Europe.
To George M. C. Fisher for his technical leadership in the development of new telecommunications products, for the introduction of new technical management procedures, and for his extraordinary service to the engineering profession.
To Frank S. Flick, inventor, innovator, industrialist, whose excellence of his original power cylinder designs made them a standard of the industry, and whose employment policies have been recognized as successful and effective.
To Brand I. Fortner for the development of imaginative software and powerful scientific visualization tools that have revolutionized communication in science and engineering.
To Judy Franz for her contributions to the study and teaching of physics, encouraging women in physics, and the formulation of a wise national science policy.
To Harvey Reed Fraser for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments in construction engineering and management while in career military service, and for his numerous contributions to the improvement of engineering education while serving as president of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
To Lambert Ben Freund for his outstanding and fundamental contributions to the mechanics of materials.
To Howard Friedman for his entepreneurial skills and creative use of metallurgical engineering knowledge to establish a highly successful metallurgy company.
For recognition of technical contributions to fault diagnosis and the design of dependable computer systems, and for academic leadership in engineering education and research
To Donald A. Gall, for oustanding achievements as an entrepreneur, researcher, and instructor.
To John Arvy Gardner, Jr., for bringing the world of science and mathematics to the blind through pioneering technologies that allow visually impaired scientists to read formerly inaccessible materials.
To C. J. Gauthier, successful engineer and outstanding administrator in the gas public utility
industry, who has exceptionally combined engineering ability with management skill to achieve a position and recognition as
one of the giants of the industry.
In recognition of his outstanding professional achievements culminating in his role as one of the highest ranking executives in one of the largest energy companies in the world; for his successful efforts to facilitate impactful partnerships between Chevron and the University of Illinois; and for generous personal philanthropy to the department, college and university.
To Charles W. Gear, engineer, computer scientist, educator, and industrial executie for his seminal research contributions in numerical analysis and scientific computing, pioneering as long-sustained efforts in computer science education, outstanding services to the computer science profession, and effective leadership in industrial research.
To Merle L. Gilmore for leadership in the develpment, manufaturing and marketing of mobile communication products.
To Louis Clifford Goad, engineer, industrial executive, for his outstanding leadership in planning and direction of engineering work, and for his contributions to the development of young engineers in the field of management.
To Gene H. Golub, computer scientist, numerical analyst, and educator, for his development and
application of reliable numerical methods, and his leadership in professional journal development.
To Bruce T. Goodwin, for his contributions to national security through his leadership and research in the U.S. nuclear weapons program through an era of great change.
To Richard L. Grant for his contributions to the engineering and the management of engineering of advanced defense, energy, and space programs.
To George Kenneth Green, physicist, engineer, research administrator, for his outstanding leadership in planning and direction of engineering work in the building of unusually unique devices for scientific research.
To William Bertram Greene, engineer and industrialist, for his role in introducing mechanization to the problem of materials handling and processing.
To Robert John Greenshields, research engineer and administrator, for his research in the field of petroleum products and their application in automotive, aviation and industrial equipment.
For his expertise and leadership in the field of cyber-security and for his entrepreneurial accomplishments
To Joseph W. Hass, engineer, manager, director, and federal policy maker, for his contributions toward
planning and implementing water resources projects that meet the needs of those interested in the environment as well as
those who want irrigation, drainage, and flood control.
To Gene H.Haertling, for his pioneering work in ferroelectrics and electrooptic ceramic materials and devices.
To Robert M. Hainsfurther, ceramic engineer, for his significant contributions in the field of flat glass manufacturing, and for his outstanding achievements in engineering management of the world's largest facilities for the development, research, and production of flat glass.
To Alan M. Hallene, engineer and industrialist, for his leadership and vision in the elevator and escalator manufacturing industry and his dedication and service to his alma mater, which ultimately led to the presidency of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and the University of Illinios Foundation.
To Donald W. Hamer for his entrepreneurial skills and leadership in the field of think-and thin-film technology and for his philanthropic activities.
To Delon Hampton, for his leadership within the civil engineering profession and for his extraordinary effectiveness in promoting cooerative interaction between the profession and those social and governmental agencies through which the services of the profession are provided to society.
For his leadership in research and development and influence in the cellular wireless revolution.
To Robert C. Hansen for his pioneer research in antennas and elctromagnetic waves.
To Walter Edmund Hanson for his dedication and contributions to society as teacher and author, engineer in government, and as a consulting engineer in multinational practice.
To James Robert Harris, for his contributions to the development, improvement, and implementation of modern structural codes and standards, and as a principal in the design and restoration of many signature buildings.
To Ernest Christian Hartmann, engineer, research administrator, industrial executive, for his outstanding leadership in the direction of engineering research work in the field of engineering materials.
For his technical contributions that have advanced nuclear science and engineering, and for his service in developing the discipline internationally.
To Henry Townley Heald, engineer, educator, executive, for his meritorious contributions to engineering education, and for his abiding interest in and contributions to the development of young engineering teachers.
To Henry Townley Heald, engineer, educator, executive, for his meritorious contributions to engineering education, and for his abiding interest in and contributions to the development of young engineering teachers.
To John J. Healey, for his leadership in consulting engineering, engineering firm management, research, and project management with a particular focus on the response of structures to extreme dynamic loads and, in particular, for his significant role in the investigation of and subsequent report about the World Trade Center tragedy.
To Jack L. Heckel for imaginative and pioneering engineering, management development, and production
contributions to propulsion systems of space and defense programs and of large marine systems, to waste management systems,
and to implantable cardiac assist devices.
To Preston A. Henne for his leadership in the field of advanced aerodynamics and his excellence in program management.
To Charles H. Henry for seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of the optical properties of quantum wells, semiconductor lasers, and advanced photo technologies.
To Eugene G. Hill, for seminal contributions to aircraft safety as a researcher, designer, manager, and international leader in commercial aviation.
To Robert L. Hirsch, engineer, past administrator of government research and development programs, and
present industrial executive, for providing, for innovative management of industrial research programs, and for his public
service activities related to energy research and development.
To Eivind Hognestad, engineer and researcher, for his many contributions to the design of bridges, buildings, and special structures and to the effective use of concrete.
As an engineer, test pilot, and astronaut, for his decorated service in the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force, his contributions to the NASA space program, and his continued dedication to the University of Illinois.
To Russell H. Hopps, program director, chief engineer, vice president and general manager of
engineering, for his expertise in corporate executive administration and guidance, and for his incisive original
contributions and innovative leadership in applying engineering fundamentals to the development of current aircraft and to
the formulation of research programs for future aircraft.
To John C. Houbolt for his outstanding contributions to aeroelasticity, structural dynamics, space flight, and the United States Apollo Project, and for his extraordinary service to his profession and to his country.
For his technical contributions and exceptional leadership abilities in Automotive Research & Development and his steadfast commitment to the University of Illinois and the Department of Aerospace Engineering.
For outstanding leadership in the medical device industry.
To Ernest Ingold, engineer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, for his application of engineering background to the building of successful commercial enterprises and for his philanthropies.
To George Rankin Irwin, applied physicist and technical administrator, for his originality and leadership in the development of the field of fracture mechanics and for his distinguished service to the nation.
For outstanding research, leadership, and service contributions to computer science and engineering, and for outstanding efforts to increase the participation of women in the field.
To Randall D. Isaac for his pioneering contributions on the effect of inertia and viscosity on deslocaiton rate theory and for his leadership in semiconductor research and development at IBM.
To Tatsuo Itoh, for seminal contributions in microwave and millimeter-wave technology and electrical engineering education.
For outstanding achievements in business, for distinguished service to the broader community via corporate leadership, and for commitment and service to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To Barbara Crawford Johnson, researcher, engineer, project manager, for her originality and technical contributions to space flight dynamics of missiles and manned vehicles, for her unusual capacity to be a contributing member of a team as well as an inspiring leader able to manage both people and projects.
To Carl J. Johnson for contributions to the growth of low-defect density II-VI compound semiconductor materials employed in the manufacture of high-quality optical, electrooptical, and radiation detection devices for applications using infrared, visible, and x-ray/gamma-ray wavelengths.
To Hjalmar W. Johnson, engineer, research director, executive, for his pioneering engineering developments in the technology of iron and steel making.
To Bruce G. Johnston, engineer, educator, researcher, and author, for his original contributions to improved design of steel structures and for his leadership in implementing them in education and practice.
For his leadership and commitment in guiding nuclear engineering education over the past 50 years at the University of Illinois
To Dr. Edward C. Jordan, for outstanding contributions to engineering through his research, publication and professional activities, teaching and administration of electrical engineering education.
To Hisao Kanai, engineer, teacher, industrial executive, for his original contributions and leadership in the development and fabrication of electronic circuits and digital computers.
For his outstanding professional accomplishments as a leader in public policy and banking and his generous support of the University of Illinois.
To Alan B. Kehlet for his outstanding expertise and guidance in corporate executive aerospace
administration and for his numerous original decisive engineering and management contributions in the Mercury, Apollo, and
Space Shuttle programs, which have led to clear and lasting fundamental developments and which continue to contribute
singularly to our present and future space efforts.
To Ray D. Kell, research engineer, for his distinguished contributions toward the development of modern
To Wendell J. Kelley, utility executive, for his dynamic leadership and for his special concern for and
attention to ecology.
For his leadership in the development, expansion and educational value of C-SPAN, while continuing to utilize technology to convey government and public affairs to the citizens of the United States.
To Milo Smith Ketchum Jr., for creative work in designing structures, for directing large engineering
projects, for advancing the professional status of structural engineering, and for inspiring young engineers.
For entrepreneurship and innovation in heavy lifting technology, leadership to the engineering profession and commitment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To Fazlur R. Khan for his innovative approach in the development of the original overall structural systems for steel and concrete high-rise buildings, for his research toward optimization of such systems to produce highly efficient and economical structures, for his contribution toward structurally expressive architecture, and for his leadership in the profession.
To Shahid R. Khan, for outstanding contributions to the automotive industry and to the University of Illinois.
To Jack St. Clair Kilby, engineer, inventor, industrialist, and executive, for distinguished leadership in solid state technology.
To H. William Koch for his twenty years of service to physics and engineering communities, and for his nuturing of techinical communications and publications during the information revolution.
To Paul D. Koch, for significant contributions to complex wastewater treatment and water supply engineering systems.
To Kenneth K. Kohrs for engineering leadership at the highest levels in Ford Motor Company, for visionary planning of products and processes in automotive manufacturing, and for service to engineering eduacation.
To Seichi Konzo, for outstanding achievements as a research worker that have brought exceptional recognition to the university, as a teacher in devising effective ways to encourage and inspire students and practicing engineers, and as a respected administrator who contributed much to smooth and efficient performances.
For his dedication to shaping U.S. energy policy, and for his steadfast advocacy of the responsible use of nuclear power.
To Herman Charles Krannert, engineer, industrial executive, for his notably successful leadership in the planning, development, and management of a large industrial complex, and for his inspired and creative philanthropies.
For his guiding influence in technical management, network, computer security and strategic leadership for IBM Research.
To Wen-Kwei Ku for his successful application of engineering knowledge to the planning, design, and
construction of several billion dollars worth of civil engineering works, for his leadership in directing one of the
largest engineering firms in Asia, for his active participation in many social and professional organizations, and for his
strong support of training and promotion of young engineers.
For outstanding leadership and innovation in the field of education and demonstration of the importance of engineering in the world of business.
To William E. Kunz for his contributions to the U.S. space program through advances in microwave electronics, surveillance, reconnaissance, and countermeasures.
For his remarkable leadership, strategic organizational skills, and management of mega-projects, including design and development
To Henry L. Langhaar, engineer, researcher, educator, and author, for his original contributions in
several areas of mechanics and applied mathematics and for his ability to communicate these ideas as a teacher to his
To Lawrence H. Lanzl for his outstanding applications of Physics to radiation therapy and for his many contributions nationally and internationally to the field of medical physics and the training of physicits in medicine.
To John Seth Laughlin, radiation biophysicist, for his many significant contributions to radiation
therapy and to techniques for medical diagnosis.
For innovative management of corporate research by developing methods to move technology rapidly to the marketplace
For contributions to computational geometry and design and analysis of algorithms.
To Shung-Wu Lee for contributions to antennas and electromagnetic scattering and to the design of frequency selective surfaces for stealth technology.
To Charles Edmund De Leuw, engineering consultant, for his distinguished contributions to the problems of urban transportation.
To Kenneth D. Lewis, for inspiring the educational pursuits of many, particularly minority, students, and, despite personal risks, for protecting public health by overseeing safe containment, handling, and transport of nuclear materials.
To James P. Liautaud for advancing the state-of-the-art in many key industries through pioneering work in injection molding-manufacturing and many inventions.
To Lester Clyde Lichty, distinguished teacher, author, and consultant; an eminent authority in the field of thermodynamics and internal combustion engineering.
To Robert H. Liebeck, engineer, researcher, and educator, for his original contributions to engineering and superb leadership in the development of a unique class of high-lift airfoils.
To Robert E. Lindstrom, who has consistently demonstrated initiative, creativity, and superior performance as an engineering leader in the nation's space projects, guided missile programs, and activities of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
To Frederick Charles Lindvall, engineer, teacher, administrator, for his outstanding contributions to the modernization of engineering education through his imaginative and understanding leadership in academic circles, through his teaching, and through his continued and effective devotion to the professional societies.
To Herbert R. Lissner, engineer, teacher, research administrator, for his outstanding leadership in the planning and direction of engineering work in the field of bioengineering, for his pioneering contributions to the field of bioengineering, and for his fostering the development of young bioengineers.
To Thomas Kuan-hsien Liu, geotechnical engineer and teacher, for his development of innovative solutions to geotechnical engineering problems, his direction of many large-scale engineering projects, and his extraordinary service to the geotechnical engineering profession.
To Francis Wheeler Loomis for his outstanding achievements in teaching and research in physics and as an inspiring leader and administrator in science and engineering.
For his extraordinary professional accomplishments, excellent leadership, and generous philanthropic and professional commitment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
To Dean Madden, industrial innovator and civic leader, for his creative and far-sighted leadership as a manufacturing engineer and for his untiring interest in and service to the University of Illinois.
28 To Henry S. Magnuski for contributions to the development of products for telecommunications over the Internet.
For outstanding leadership in advancing the private airline industry worldwide, streaming advances for cost-effective changes in maintenance, engineering, inspection, and customer support.
For his contributions to microprocessor silicon technology research and development
To Ignacio Martin for outstanding contributions to the structural design of tall buildings and long-span bridges and a lifelong sevice to furthering teh understanding and use of reiforced concrete structures
To Walter E. Massey for his outstanding national contributions in the areas of science education and administration.
To Robert Joseph Maurer, who through his years of dedicated service as a teacher, research scientist,
adviser to government, and first director of the Materials Research Laboratory, has brough renown and credit to the
University of Illinois.
For her exceptional career as a technology industry leader, outstanding contributions in the areas of global strategy and business performance, and in recognition for her dedicated service to the college and philanthropic support of women in engineering.
To Gerald E. McGinnis for his spirit of entrepreneurship and his creative blending of engineering and medical knowledge to produce innovative products.
To Keith McHenry, Jr., research director and industiral executive, for original contributions to chemical engineering and for leadership and contributions to the education of engineers.
To John William Melvin in recognition of his expertise in the field of auto crash safety and dedication to saving lives in the sport of racing.
To Robert C. Menken, engineer and manager, for outstanding contributions in engineering and managerial positions.
To James J. Milulski for his outstanding contributions to wireless communication systems.
For entrepreneurship that advances opportunities for minorities in the engineering field, exceptional commitment to mentoring children and lifting up disadvantaged communities in the United States and abroad, and for dedicated support and service to the University of Illinois.
To Robert Earl Miller, for his distinguished contributions to the teaching of mechanics and for the inspiration and guidance he gave undergraduate and graduate students for more than four decades.
To Linda A. Mills, for outstanding leadership and management in providing critical, large-scale information technology services to military, government, and corporate clients.
To Joan L. Mitchell, for changing the way the world is viewed through the development of novel compression methods for image data, allowing for more efficient processing, storage, and distribution
For entrepreneurship and technical contributions as a leader revolutionizing SoC design and the continuation to inspire the next generation of female engineers and entrepreneurs.
For his innovative and unique contributions to the field of supercomputer software and hardware that advanced technical computing.
To Ron Morris for his leadership and vision in materials manufacturing industries.
For pioneering contributions to the development of innovative electrocardiography technologies that have revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease.
To Bradley Drake Mottier, for outstanding entrepreneurial leadership in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of innovations in the aircraft industry.
To Charles Helvetius Mottier Sr., for his activity as an engineer, industrial executive,
philanthropist, extraordinary ability in directing large engineering projects, advancing the professional status of railway
civil engineering, and for giving inspiration and leadership to young people in their professional and personal lives.
To James H. Mueller for his creative use of engineering knowledge, entrepreneurial skills, and impact on the environment throug pioneering design.
To George K. Muellner, industrial leader, technology program manager, test pilot, and public servant, for his leadership in the development of engineering technologies for advanced aircraft and spacecraft and for his dedicated and outstanding career in public service.
To Glenn Murphy, engineer, teacher, author, and administrator, for his innovative contributions to engineering education.
To Steven R. Nagel, engineer, test pilot, and astronaut, for his contributions to the determination and eveluation of the Space Shuttle Orbit flight characteristics.
To Suzanne R. Nagel for outstanding research in fiber optics, for excellence in technical leadership, and for promotion of careers in science and engineering, especially among women and minorities.
Tor R. Shankar Nair for his outstanding contributions to structural engineering, for his innovations in design of tall buildings and long-span bridges, and for his dedicated service to his profession.
To Ralph G. Nevins, dean, professor, executive, engineer, and research worker, for his original contributions and leadership in applying administrative, engineering, and scientific skills in biomedical, environmental, and mechanical engineering, and education and research.
To Tak Ning for his pioneering develpment of advanced bipolar an metal oxide semiconductor field effect transitor (MOSFET) devices and for his seminal contributions to the understanding of hot-electron effects n metal oxide semiconductor devices.
To James A. Norling in recognition of his leadership in the development of quality semiconductor products.
To John D. Nyquist, engineer and industrial executive, for outstanding engineering accomplishments in building, nurturing, and leading a manufacturing facility that is one of the recognized models of industrial efficiency in the United States.
To Thomas D. O'Rourke for inspirational engineering teaching, for leadership in geotechnical and earthquake lifeline engineering, and for development of advanced technologies for new construction and rehabilitation of infrastructure.
To William Elwood Ogle, research physicist and technical administrator, for his distinguished patriotic service to the nation in the field of nuclear weapon technology and nuclear rocket propulsion.
To Dean A. Oslson, engineer, manager, industrialist, entrepreneur, civic leader, and benefactor, for his enterprise and leadership in Illinois industry and many contributions to society.
To Dean A. Olson II, chairman of Aircraft Gear Corporation, for creative use of his engineering knowledge and his entrepreneurial skills in the development and manufacture of products for the aviation and automotive industries.
To Peng T. Ong for his vision and leadership in building Interwoven into the world's leading provider of enterprise-class content infrastructure software.
To Raymond E. Ozzie for his vision, determination, and programming skill in development of Lotus Notes, a program that enables groups of people to work collaboratively over computer networks.
To Robert Henry Page, a distinguished engineer, teacher, and administrator, for outstanding energy and drive in striving for excellence in engineering education and recognition as a leading authority in his field of learning.
To Robert J. Paluck for engineering leadership in creating, capturing, and maintaining the market for mini supercomputers.
To Henry C. Pao for contributions as an engineer and an entrepreneur in the design and manufacture of high-voltage semiconductor priducts for medical ultrasound imaging, flat panel displays, optical micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecommunication systems.
To Norman A. Parker, an engineer who has demonstrated his professional ability in planning, design, and
operation; an educator who has met the challenge of student numbers and the building of a competent faculty; an innovator
in engineering education; a builder of a distinguished urban university; a wise and patient administrator; a
public-spirited citizen; and above all, a sensitive human being and family man to whom many have turned for advice and
encouragement and have not been disappointed.
To Joseph A. Pask, ceramic engineer, materials scientist, educator, engineering statesman, for his
contributions to and leadership in ceramic science and engineering education.
To George A. Paulikas for his contributions to a fundamental understanding of Earth's magnetosphere and associated phenomena and for his contributions to the nation's space program.
For his remarkable leadership and influence in angel investing in the United States and around the world.
To Walter R. Peirson, engineer, lawyer, corporate manager, and civic leader, for his outstaning contributions in several top managerial positions of major energy companies.
To Rudolph Earl Peterson, engineer, research director, professor, for his outstanding contributions to knowledge in the field of mechanical design, especially the prevention of failure of machine and structural parts, and for his meritorious achievements in the development of young engineers.
To Henry Petroski for his enhancement of public awareness and aprreciation of engineering and its impact on society through his television documentary,magazine columns, books, articles, letters, and lectures.
To Karl S. Pister, teacher, scholar, researcher, and administrator, for his original design of
structures subjected to earthquake loadings, for his significant contributions toward the development of constitutive
models for engineering materials, and for his outstanding leadership in engineering administration.
To Dan Henry Pletta, engineering educator, for his contributions to the profession through teaching and public service.
To Roger L. Plummer for his leadership skills in business and his untiring work and advocacy on behalf of the University of Illinois.
To Thomas A. Prickett for his contributions to and applications of knowledge, entrepreneurship, and creativity, fostering the development of young people, and exceptional service to the Department of General Engineering.
To Charles J. Prizer for his contributions to the chemical industry through the development of management strategies to achieve manufacturing excellence, productivity improvement, and personnel development.
To O. Thomas Purl, industrial electronics executive, for his engineering achievements in microwave
electronics, and for his contributions to the development and technical management of a leading microwave company.
To Maurice Northrop Quade, engineer, executive consultant, for his outstanding leadership in the planning, design, and execution of unusually large, complex engineering works.
To Alexander Rankin V for his entrepreneurial spirit, the excellence of his manufacturing endeavors, his service to the profession, and his support of young innovators.
For her expertise and leadership in the areas of software and hardware development at IBM
To Robert N. Rasmus, engineer, manager, industrialist, for his leadership in the implementation of outstanding techniques of management in a large corporation.
To Cordell Reed, corporate leader and engineer, for his leadership in the nuclear power plant and nuclear licensing fields and his identification as an important role model for minority engineering students.
For her outstanding leadership and innovative technical contributions to the e-commerce industry in a period of high-growth.
For contributions to the industry and development of nuclear power worldwide, and dedication to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
In recognition of contributions made to the advancement and betterment of the water and wastewater industry through extraordinary leadership of a global engineering firm; for service in national water associations; for developing and implementing water resources projects across the United States; and for championing humanitarian efforts for access to clean water and sanitation throughout the developing world.
To Fontaine K. Richardson, engineer, entrepreneur, and industrial executive, for his pioneering efforts and fundamental technical contributions in the development of interactive CAD/CAM systems, for his entrepreneurial leadership in the computer industry, and for his sustained support of computer science educational activities at the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
To Frank E. Richart Jr., engineering educator, researcher, and distinguished engineer, for his significant contributions to the understanding of the behavior of soils and foundations when subjected to dynamic loading.
To James M. Robertson, engineering educator and researcher, for his leadership in the development and application of scientific knowledge and principles in the field of fluid mechanics.
To Dr. Stanley T. Rolfe, professor and chairman, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Kansas, for his professional achievements in the area of fracture mechanics, and ofr his dedicated service to the profession through teaching, research, professional service, and engineering practice.
To Emilio Rosenblueth, engineering educator, researcher, and distinguished engineer, for his
significant contributions to the fields of earthquake engineering and applications of probability to engineering analysis
To Richard J. Rutherford, engineer and research administrator, for outstanding contributions in pioneering, developing, and furthering cooperative research in the gas industry which led to improved gas appliances, equipment, and more economical services.
For leadership in financial markets and innovation and support of graduate education through the Philip and Elizabeth Ryan Fellowship.
To Steven Browning Sample, engineer and educator, for his contributions to solid-state controls for
appliances and his distinguished record in the administration of higher education.
To Henry T. Sampson, Jr., for inventions, including the gamma electric cell; contributions concerning direct conversion of nuclear energy to electricity, rocket propulsion, and computer simulation of electrical systems; and contributions as a writer and historian in tracing the Black film history.
To Hershel Sams for leadership in the development of engineering technologies for advanced aircraft and in the fostering of engineering education.
To W. J. Sanders III, engineer, entrepreneur, industrial executive, for his leadership in the semiconductor industry.
To Frederick John Schlink, engineer, research director, public servant, and national figure, for his pioneering and constructive achievements for protection of the nation's and the world's consumers.
To Phillip D. Schwiebert in recognition of his entrepreneurial spirit and distinguished business career, contributions to engineering knowledge servicing the truck and rail shipping industries, and service to the University of Illinois.
To Donald R. Scifres for his seminal contributions to the development of the semiconductor laser and for founding and leading Spectra Diode Laboratories.
To Fred B. Seely, engineer, educator, administrator, for his lasting contributions to the enrichment of the permanent literature of engineering, for his unique ability to stimulate the development of the creative talents of his students, and for his early recognition of the need for injecting the theoretical viewpoint in the practice of engineering.
To Mark Shepherd Jr., engineer, industrialist, administrator, and executive, for distinguished leadership in solid state technology.
To Paul G. Shewmon, educator, administrator, researcher, adviser to government, for his many
contributions to the education of engineers, for his individual research, and for his active participation in professional
affairs of the nation in the field of materials science and engineering.
To William Earl Shoupp, nuclear physicist, research administrator, for his outstanding leadership in converting nuclear science into a major area of industrial research with the subsequent emergence of nuclear energy as a practical source of power.
To Chester P. Siess for his far-reaching influence on the analysis and design of reinforced concrete
structures resulting form his contributions in research, development, and teaching.
To Marwan A. Simaan, for interdisciplinary contributions to automatic control and signal processing in theory and practice and for contributions to engineering education and the profession.
To Ralph O. Simmons, for landmark contributions to the understanding of point defects in metals and to definitive measurements of thermodynamic, defect, and dynamical properties of prototype solids formed from noble and other gases, in particular solid helium, and for superlative leadership and unstinting service to the Department of Physics and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois.
To William W. Simmons, for outstanding original research contributions to the development of electro-optical devices, including pulsed ion lasers, very large laser systems, and semiconductor laser arrays, and for his leadership in furthering the national goal of fusion energy generation.
To G. M. Sinclair, engineer, scientist, and teacher, for excellence in research in materials
engineering, metallurgy, and mechanics, for superior classroom teaching, and for valuable services to government, industry,
and professional societies.
To Joel Slutzky for his creative use of engineering knowledge and his entrepreneurial skills in the development of high technology electromechanical robotic and magnetic recording systems, as well as the unique management style he has developed to foster innovative engineering advances.
To Frederick A. Smith Jr., soldier, scholar, and educator, for the use of his intellect and technical
skills in the service of his country for more than thirty years, culminated by his outstanding leadership in the progress
of modern educational programs, especially in engineering, at the United States Military Academy.
To Marvin Smollar, for his entrepreneurial skills and service to the engineering field and beyond, the Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, and the University of Illinois.
To Peter Sognefest for his outstanding accomplishments in industrial manufacturing of semiconductors and digital appliance controls.
To Harold G. Sowman, ceramic engineer, industrial manager, and inventor, for his contributions to and
leadership in the development of novel and useful ceramic materials.
To Richard M. Spriggs, engineer, educator, administrator, and leader for his pioneering work in advanced ceramic materials, their processing, structure, and behavior, and for his leadership as an educator and in professional organizations and societies.
For his visionary and indelible impact on clean energy production and tremendous entrepreneurial success
For leadership in semiconductor intellectual property solutions and electronic design automation for IC Design.
To Stephen Davidson Stoddard for outstanding service to his profession, his state, and the nation, and in establishing a record of excellence as an engineer and consultant.
To Clifford Stewart Strike, engineer, executive, public servant, for his remarkably successful leadership in the planning, design, and construction of large, complex, industrial projects, and for his humanitarian efforts in reparations works after World War II.
To James J. Stukel for contributing to the excellence in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and administrator; for helping to preserve the environment through public service; and for envisioning and implementing a mission of urban service for the University of Illinois at Chicago.
To Joseph R. Tanner for creatively using his engineering background as a foundation for making important contributions to the nation's space exploration program.
To Al F. Tasch, Jr. for contributions to semiconductor materials, processes, and devices.
To Dr. Charles E. Taylor, researcher, educator, and engineer, for his original contributions in the areas of experimental stress analysis and for his active leadership in major professional societies.
To Mark A. Tebbe for technologial prowess and leadership in the computer industry and as a corporate executive.
To Wayne C. Teng, structural engineer, teacher, and executive, for his original contributions in the development of new concepts in building structures, his management of unique interdisciplinary team, and his extraordinary service to the structural engineering profession.
For her contributions as a leader in research and education in the field of heat transfer, and for being a leading voice and advocate for women in STEM fields.
To John Henry Thomas, ceramic engineer, inventor, executive, for his major contributions and leadership in the establishment and development of the glass fiber industry.
To Leo J. Thomas, chemical engineer, research director, and industrial executive, for his many original contributions to the field of industrial chemical engineering, his significant management role in the development of the technology required for diversified products, and his stron support of innovation and education in the United States.
To Dr. Hans Thurnauer, engineer, researcher, industrial executive, technical adviser, and consultant, for pioneering development of technical ceramics, engineering leadership, and international professional service in engineering and engineering management.
To Kenneth W. Ting, for exceptional business and civic leadership.
To Carl T. Tomizuka, for outstanding original research contributions to our understanding of atomic motion in solids and the effects of high pressure on the properties of matter, and for his leadership in promoting science careers for women and members of underrepresented groups.
To Rao R. Tummala, leader in ceramics and glass for microelectronis in packaging, storage, and display applications
To Robert Eugene Uhrig, engineer, pioneer in nuclear engineering, and educator, for notable discoveries
and developments in nuclear engineering and leadership in engineering education.
To M. E. Van Valkenburg for his contributions to engineering education through extraordinary textbooks, inspiring teaching, innovative research, and outstanding leadership.
To Raymond Viskanta for his contributions to the field of heat transfer through his outstanding research accomplishmetns, dedication to teaching, and his leadership and service in the international heat transfer community.
For his contributions to dependable computing and web security, and leadership in industrial research.
To Chuan-Tseng Wei, educator, researcher, engineer, and industrialist, for the successful application
of scientific priciples to engineering operations at the corporate level.
To Fred E. Weick, engineer and teacher, for a lifetime of contributions to the safety and efficiency of
aircraft, including improvements in propellers, airfoils, and flaps, the development of the NACA low-drag engin cowl, the
tricycle landing gear with steerable and castering nose wheel, nonspinning aircraft, and agricultural aircraft.
To Sanley I. Weiss, reserch and manufacturing director, industrial executive, and lecturer, for his leadership in systems engineering applications in the aerospace industry, especially inthe private sector and the federal government.
To Fred Sheaff Wells for his successful and distinguished career in the materials handling industry, for the fostering of young engineers in the industry, and for his untiring civic activities.
To Glen W. Wensch, a pioneer in the development of nuclear energy, particularly fast rector technology.
For outstanding achievements and service to both the University of Illinois and the larger community through entrepreneurial innovation and philanthropic leadership.
To John H. Wiggins for his outstanding contributions to the development of tools for forecasting losses from natural and technologic hazards, for providing criteria for insurance underwriting, and for his extraordinary service to the government and to his profession.
To William C. Wiley, inventor and industrial research director, for his creative applications of science to develop new products which serve industry and mankind.
For pioneering entrepreneurship and leadership in the water industry, including the areas of municipal drinking water, wastewater and recycled water; for serving as a visionary trailblazer and inspirational role model for African Americans in environmental engineering; and for financial support, mentorship and career assistance to underrepresented minority students in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
In recognition of her pioneering role as a woman engineer and entrepreneur who established a successful professional engineering consulting firm that has completed projects all across the nation; for her active role in organizations that advocate for and promote growth in engineering businesses; and for her ongoing commitment to introducing girls to engineering and supporting young women in that field of study.
For distinguished service for her extraordinary professional accomplishments and her dedication of time and professional skills to the University of Illinois.
To William Homer Wisely, engineer, director, and administrator, for his distinguished contributions to
and leadership in the progress of the engineering profession, both as an engineer for water pollution control and as the
executive secretary of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
To Roberts S. Wiseman, engineer and administrator, for his contributions to the development of night vision and for his distinguished record as an administrator in research and development for the U.S. Army.
To Richard P. Wishner, engineer, research director, industrial executive, for his original
contributions and leadership in radar, information processing, and control technology.
For pioneering leadership in engineering education at the University of Texas at Austin; for championing the role of women and advancing diversity efforts in engineering; and for an ongoing career of academic leadership in structural engineering research, teaching, and service.
To Richard N. Wright, for the dedication, vision, and innovative guidance that he has demonstrated in the development and direction of an extensive program of research to support the worldwide design and construction industries.
For dedication to innovation within engineering and contributions to the electronic design automation industry.
To Andrew Yao for his fundamental contributions to algorithmic design and computational complexity and an exemplary academic life.
To Nicholas Yaru, teacher, researcher, scientist, engineer, and administrator, for his contributions to the advancement of knowledge in electrical engineering.
To Leopoldo D. Yau, for outstanding technical innovations in manufacturing processes for the production of DRAMs and microprocessors.
For his technical and business ingenuity in growing and expanding industry leaders in storage and micro processing.
For outstanding leadership and contributions in the fields telecommunications and finance.
To Nestor J. Zaluzec for significant scientific and professional contributions to the field of microscopy and microanalysis and for fostering future scientists and engineering through the Illinois Junior Academy of Science.
For the invention of the world's first industrial semiconductor laser, for pioneering contributions to the design and development of high-power laser systems for commercial applications ranging from materials processing to manufacturing to mining, and for entrepreneurial leadership that has fostered technology transfer and economic growth in the United States.
For his significant contributions to consumer electronics, particularly his role in developing the Amazon Kindle and Echo.
For his extraordinary professional accomplishments, excellent leadership, and generous philanthropic and professional commitment to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.