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2015 Hall of Fame

The Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame recognizes Illinois engineering alumni, and others affiliated with the College, who have significant achievements in leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation of great impact to society. Each year the college will honor these remarkable accomplishments by inducting a class of honorees into the Engineering at Illinois Hall of Fame.

2015 Hall of Fame Inductees

Martin F. Eberhard

Martin F. Eberhard

  • BS, 1982, Electrical and Computer Engineering, ILLINOIS
  • MS, 1984, Electrical Engineering, ILLINOIS

For entrepreneurship and pioneering contributions to electric vehicles.

John A. Georges

John A. Georges

  • BS, 1951, Chemical Engineering, ILLINOIS
  • MBA, 1957, Drexel University

For corporate leadership in guiding International Paper Company to become a world leader in forest and paper products.

Robert D. Kern

Robert D. Kern

  • BS, 1947, Mechanical Engineering

For entrepreneurial tenacity in building Generac to a leader in lightweight portable generators and his philanthropic spirit in helping shape the next generation of engineers.

David J Kuck

David J Kuck

  • BS, University of Michigan, 1959
  • MS, Northwestern University, 1960
  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1963

For significant contributions in both research and development through industry to productivity tools in parallel computing.

Sir Anthony J. Leggett

Sir Anthony J. Leggett

  • B.A. 1st.cl. Lit. Hum. Balliol College, Oxford University 1959
  • B.A. 1st.cl. Physics Merton College, Oxford University 1961
  • D. Phil. Physics Magdalen College, Oxford University 1964

For global contributions to low-temperature physics, which earned him the 2003 Nobel Prize.