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2010 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.

2010 Hall of Fame Inductees

Harlan E. Anderson

Harlan E. Anderson

  • BS, Engineering Physics, 1951
  • MS, Physics, 1952
Computer pioneer and co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, the world￿s first minicomputer company.
Marc L. Andreessen

Marc L. Andreessen

BS, Computer Science, 1994

Co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser that transformed the exchange of information. Co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, which produced the Netscape Navigator web browser.
John  Bardeen

John Bardeen

Honorary Degree, 1974

Co-inventor of the transistor which revolutionized the electronics industry. Co-creator of the fundamental theory of superconductivity, known as the BCS theory.
Eric J. Bina

Eric J. Bina

  • BS, Computer Science, 1986
  • MS, Computer Science, 1988
Co-author of Mosaic, the first widely used web browser that transformed the exchange of information. Co-founder of Netscape Communications Corporation, which produced the Netscape Navigator web browser.
Donald L. Bitzer

Donald L. Bitzer

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, 1955
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, 1956
  • PHD, Electrical Engineering, 1960
Inventor of the plasma display monitor, forerunner of the modern flat panel television screen, and co-developer of PLATO, the first computer-based interactive educational network and home of the first online community.
George M. C. Fisher

George M. C. Fisher

  • BS, Civil Engineering, 1962
  • Honorary Degree, 1996

Worldwide entrepreneurial leader, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola, and retired Chief Executive Officer of Eastman Kodak Company.

William W. Grainger

William W. Grainger

BS, Electrical Engineering, 1919

Pioneer of entrepreneurship and innovation as Founder and Chief Executive of W. W. Grainger, Inc.
Nick  Holonyak Jr.

Nick Holonyak Jr.

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, 1950
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, 1951
  • PHD, Electrical Engineering, 1954
Inventor of the light-emitting diode (LED) and a contributor to the first practical quantum well laser, which enabled modern fiber optics communication.
Shahid R. Khan

Shahid R. Khan

BS, Industrial Engineering, 1971

Global entrepreneur and innovator forging new applications of technology as President of Flex-N-Gate Corporation, a global automobile parts manufacturer.
Jack S. Kilby

Jack S. Kilby

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, 1947
  • Honorary Degree, 1988
Co-inventor of the integrated circuit. Co-inventor of the hand-held calculator and the thermal printer used in portable data terminals.
Gerald E. McGinnis

Gerald E. McGinnis

BS, Mechanical Engineering, 1958

International business leader and Chairman of the Board of Respironics, Inc., leading the company in the production of the first CPAP machine.
Walter J. Sanders III

Walter J. Sanders III

BS, Electrical Engineering, 1958

International entrepreneur, co-founder and retired Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a multinational semiconductor manufacturer that develops computer processors and related technologies for commercial and consumer products.
Thomas M. Siebel

Thomas M. Siebel

  • AB, History, 1975
  • MBA, 1983
  • MS, Computer Science, 1985
  • Honorary Degree, 2006

Technology entrepreneur, founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems, a global leader in application software and recognized as one of the world’s preeminent software companies.