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2016 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.

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

William A. Chittenden II

William A. Chittenden II

  • BS, 1950, General Engineering

For his pioneering impact in the technical development of nuclear power and his advocacy for professional development in power engineering.

Dan W. Dobberpuhl

Dan W. Dobberpuhl

  • BS, 1967, Electrical Engineering

For his role in developing low-power, high-performance computer technology used in today’s mobile devices.

Gene H. Golub

Gene H. Golub

  • BS, 1953, Liberal Arts and Sciences in Mathematics 
  • MS, 1954, Statistics
  • PhD, 1959, Mathematics
  • Honorary degree, 1991

For his preeminence in numerical analysis, building algorithms that laid the foundation for high-speed scientific computing.

George S. Halas

George S. Halas

  • BS, 1918, Civil Engineering

For his indelible influence in growing the sport of football in America—from establishing and coaching the Chicago Bears for 40 successful seasons to founding the National Football League.

Peng T. Ong

Peng T. Ong

  • MS, 1988, Computer Science

For his breadth of influence in the fields of systems engineering and software development and for his investment and leadership in the Southeast Asia tech industry.