2012 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.
2012 Hall of Fame Inductees
- BS Computer Science, 1978
- MS Computer Science, 1980
Technology pioneer and business leader; Early employee and innovator at Oracle Corporation; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Informatica Corporation, an enterprise software category leader.
BS Ceramic Engineering, 1967
Innovator in the fields of semiconductors, liquid crystal displays, and digital watches; pioneered the industry of programmable gate arrays; Co-founder of XILINX, the field programmable gate array creators.
BS Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, 1969
Global leader in new aircraft development programs introducing advanced technology in aerodynamics, acoustics, avionics, and systems.
PhD Physics, 1965
Inventor of the quantum well laser, who also introduced the Henry linewidth enhancement factor to explain the significant line broadening of semiconductor lasers.
PhD Electrical Engineering, 1969
Entrepreneur and Co-Founder, Chairman, Director and Former CEO of II-VI, Inc.; Innovator in infrared optical materials, and the growth of II-VI compound semiconductor crystals and other optical, laser, and electronic materials.
- BS Electrical Engineering, 1962
- MS Electrical Engineering, 1963
- PhD Electrical Engineering, 1965
Innovative leader in higher education; Model administrator, teacher and researcher; Award-winning scientist and inventor of digital appliance controls used in appliances and microwave ovens worldwide.
- BS U of Utah
- MA MIT
- PhD Stanford
- BS Civil Engineering, 1953
- MA Harvard, 1954
- PhD St. Johns, 1982
Entrepreneurial leader, global philanthropist; Founder and Retired Chairman of Hsin Chong Construction Group, Ltd