ECE Alumni Award Winners



Zachary Lemnios
Zachary J. Lemnios
ECE Alumni Impact Award

Zachary Lemnios (BSE EE '76) leads Physical Sciences and Government Programs, globally across IBM Research, to extend fundamental scientific understanding and breakthroughs that enable the future of information technology. Strategic initiatives include quantum computing, neuromorphic devices and architectures, molecular imaging, silicon nanophotonics, and magnetic memory technology. This team have been responsible for leading technical breakthroughs across the industry and many of IBM's major awards, including: Nobel Prizes, Kavli Prizes, and the Millennium Technology Prize. 

Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Lemnios served three terms in high level civilian leadership in the Department of Defense with detailed and extended interactions across the whole of US government and with leaders across US allied nations. Mr. Lemnios was confirmed as The Honorable Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering) by the United States Senate. In this position, Mr. Lemnios was the Chief Technology Officer for Department of Defense and shaped the Department’s technical strategy to support the President’s national security objectives and the Secretary’s priorities. He launched Department and international initiatives in large data analytics, decision support, engineering education, electronic warfare, cyber, autonomy, advanced propulsion, hypersonics, and rail gun concepts as future capabilities for the nation. Mr. Lemnios also served as the Chief Technology Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory and led the development of advanced technologies in support of national security. 

Zachary Lemnios: Helping to shape the new Frontier in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Rhonda Franklin
Rhonda Franklin
ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lectureship

Rhonda Franklin (MSE PHD EE '90 '95)  is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She teaches applied electromagnetics and her research focuses on developing design techniques for high speed electronic integrated circuit integration, integrated packaging, miniaturization, and novel material characterization for RF applications in communication systems and bio/nano-medicine. She has co-authored over 75 refereed conferences and journals papers.

In 1996, she joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago as an assistant professor. In 1998, she joined Minnesota in the same role. She is a 1999 NSF Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) awardee, and was invited to participate in the National Academy of Engineering - Frontiers of Engineering programs in the US (1999) and Germany (2003, 2006). She is an active member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in microwave education, conference planning and technical sessions.

Alumnus Rhonda Franklin honored for her accomplishments with the Willie Hobbs Moore Award

A Q&A with Rhonda Franklin – Connecting Diverse Students

Dowson Tong
Dowson Tong
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Dowson Tong (BSE CE '94; also MS EE '97 from Stanford) is Senior Executive VP, President of Cloud & Smart Industries Group, and Chairman of Tencent Music Entertainment Group at Tencent.

Since October 2008, he has led the research and development of Tencent’s social networking platform and value-added services. Dowson currently oversees Tencent’s QQ messaging and Qzone social networking platforms, Tencent Music Entertainment Group and Tencent Cloud. He also co-leads Tencent’s social advertising business. 

Prior to joining Tencent, Dowson worked at Sendmail Inc., where he led the development of operator-scale email and messaging systems, and at Oracle, where he worked on the development and testing of the Oracle Server and Oracle Applications. 

Dowson Tong, VP of Tencent, talks to students


Isaac Porche Isaac R. Porche III
ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lectureship

Isaac Porche (PHD EE:S '98) is a senior engineer at the RAND Corporation, where he serves as the Director of the Acquisition and Development Program in the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC). 

He has led research projects for the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Joint Staff, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He has served on the U.S. Army Science Board supporting a number of its cyber-related panels. He is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. 

Dr. Porche’s areas of expertise include cybersecurity, network and communication technology, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems, data mining, modeling and simulation, cybersecurity, rapid acquisition processes, and operations research techniques. In 2016, he presented testimony on emerging cyber threats and implications before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies. His latest RAND publication, Cyber Power Potential of the Army’s Reserve Component, focuses on how to train, manage, and develop the Army’s cyber force. He is the author of the forthcoming book Cyberwarfare 101: Technology, Tactics, and Techniques for Information-age Conflict (Artech House, 2019).

Inaugural ECE Willie Hobbs Moore Alumni Lecture: Dr. Isaac R. Porche III

The Art of Cyber War with Isaac Porche


Hannah Goldberg
Hannah Goldberg
ECE Alumni Rising Star Award

Hannah Goldberg (BSE MSE EE ‘03 ‘04) is a senior systems engineer at GomSpace, a commercial provider of Cubesat components, platforms, and solutions located in Aalborg, Denmark. At GomSpace, Hannah is currently the technical lead in the development of a constellation of communications satellites. 

Prior to GomSpace, Hannah was one of the first few technical employees at Planetary Resources, where she worked on projects to advance the technologies leading to asteroid prospecting and mining. She was the lead systems engineer for Planetary Resources’ first few Cubesat missions. 

Hannah also previously worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Guidance, Navigation and Control hardware group. There she worked on various microspacecraft research and development projects. She was avionics lead for the Mars Science Laboratory radar field test team, testing aspects of the landing system on platforms such as helicopters and an F-18. At JPL, Hannah also worked on the instrument calibration team for the Orbiting Carbon Observatory missions (both OCO and OCO-2). 

Hannah received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2003 and 2004. During her time at Michigan she was involved with the Student Space Systems Fabrication Laboratory and the Icarus satellite project.

Brief Interview with Hannah Goldberg

Alumni Profile: Hannah Goldberg: Crazy About Asteroids (2013)

Andrew Farah
Andrew Farah
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Andrew Farah (BSE, CE and Electrical Science, '82) is currently Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles at General Motors. He started his General Motors career in 1984 as a Product Engineer in the Electrical/Electronics Group with the Buick Motor Division in Flint, Michigan. He has also worked for Johnson Controls in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as Manager Electrical/Electronic Vehicle Systems Engineering for their Battery Division.

Returning to GM, he subsequently held several leadership positions in the Product Development and Program Management organizations, including Engineering Group Manager of Vehicle Propulsion Engineering for the EV1 Electric Vehicle. In 2001, Farah was named GMNA Director Electrical Development & Validation, and later was responsible for all GM Europe Aftersales Engineering activities as GME Director Aftersales Engineering, located in Rüsselsheim, Germany. In 2007, he was named Vehicle Chief Engineer (VCE) for the Chevrolet Volt.

Andrew Farah - The Spark Behind the Volt

Andrew Farah: Evolution of a Career, Computers, and Cars - 40 Years of Change (Video)

Brief Interview with Andrew Farah, Chief Technology Architect for Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors (Video)

Won-Pyo Hong
Won-Pyo Hong
ECE Alumni Impact Award

Dr. Won-Pyo Hong (MSE PHD EE '84 '88) is President of Samsung SDS, a global information technology and services company employing more than 10,000 individuals. He is an established authority and industry leader in IT, mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) space. As President and Chief Marketing Officer of Samsung Electronics, he played a critical role in positioning Samsung as the world’s premiere handset manufacturer and global brand. As Head of Global Product Strategy for the Mobile Communications Business, Dr. Hong introduced the GALAXY franchise to Samsung’s mobile portfolio and established it as the most popular and advanced line of Android products. He managed GALAXY’s design and product specifications, and was responsible for spearheading several industryleading innovations like Super-AMOLED displays, multi-core processors, and LTE-A connectivity.

Dr. Hong is the inaugural recipient of the ECE Alumni Impact Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on ECE alumni by the department.

Won Pyo Hong, President of Samsung SDS, Presented with Inaugural ECE Alumni Impact Award

Won-Pyo Hong: To the Galaxy and Beyond

2017 ECE Bicentennial Award Winners

Bicentennial Award Winners
ECE Bicentennial Award Winners

The ECE Bicentennial Alumni Awards were bestowed in 2017, the year of the University of Michigan Bicentennial. These awards, given posthumously, epitomize the Michigan ECE legacy of excellence combined with society-changing technology.

  • Stephen S. Attwood (BSE MSE EE 1918 1923): Dean of Michigan Engineering, Department Chair
  • Benjamin F. Bailey (BSE MSE PHD 1898 1900 1907): Inventor of single-phase capacitor motor, Department Chair
  • Charles F. Brush (BSE 1869): Lighting pioneer, Founder of Brush Electric Company
  • Rajeswari Chatterjee (MSE PHD EE 1949 1953): Brought microwave engineering to India
  • William Gould Dow (MSE EE 1929): Brought sponsored research to Midwest, Pioneer in electronic engineering, Department Chair
  • William L. Everitt (MS EE 1926; HDENG 1967): Pioneer in radar and radio engineering, Founding member of the NAE
  • Arlen R. Hellwarth (BSE EE 1925; also MS Math 1936): Champion of undergraduate students, Professor and Associate Dean
  • Arthur D. Moore (MSE EE 1922): Founded Electrostatics Society of America and pioneered the field
  • Willie Hobbs Moore (BSE MSE EE 1958 1961): First African American woman at Michigan to earn either a BS or MS in electrical engineering, and first in U.S. to earn a PHD in Physics.
  • Lyman F. Morehouse (BSE MSE EE 1897 1904, HDENG 1934): Contributed key advances to telecommunications technology at AT&T
  • John C. Parker (BSE MSE EE 1901 1904; also MS Math, Physics, Eng 1902): President of AIEE, VP at Brooklyn Edison Company, Department Chair
  • Claude E. Shannon (BSE EE 1936): Father of Information Theory and the electronic communications age
  • Nelson W. Spencer (BSE MSE EE 1941 1953): Chief of the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Atmospheres, Pioneer of atmospheric studies on Earth and in Space


Nader Behdad
Nader Behdad
ECE Alumni Rising Star Award

Behdad (MS PhD EE ’03 ‘06) is Associate Professor and Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering  at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Behdad has tackled some of the toughest problems in antenna research, designing electrically-small antennas, antenna arrays, microwave metamaterials, and antennas for biomedical applications.
Nader Behdad Receives the Inaugural ECE Rising Star Alumni Award for his Transformative Research in Antennas

Meera Sampath
Meera Sampath
CoE Alumni Society Merit Award Winner for ECE

Sampath (PhD EE:S ’95) is Vice President for Innovation and Business Transformation for Xerox, Corp. In 2009, she became the first director of Xerox’s Research Innovation Hub in India where she was responsible for overseeing its creation as well as guiding its research agenda and establishing Open Innovation partnerships. She is a leader in defining Xerox Innovation Group’s expansion strategy in emerging markets. Meera’s dissertation helped launch a new area of research – the diagnosis of discrete event systems. 
Meera Sampath: Creative Problem Solving and Global Reach

Michael Stonebraker
Michael Stonebraker
CoE Alumni Medal Award Winner

Michael Stonebraker (MSE EE ’66, PhD CICE ’71) is a researcher at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) who has revolutionized the field of database management systems (DBMSs) and founded multiple successful database companies. He was recently named the 2014 recipient of the Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) A.M. Turing Award, often referred to as “the Nobel Prize of computing.”
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David Tarver
W. David Tarver
CoE Alumni Society Service Award Winner

W. David Tarver (BSE MSE EE '75, '76) founded Telecom Analysis Systems Inc., a technology company he sold 12 years later for $30 million. Author of "Proving Ground: A Memoir,” David is a lecturer in the Center for Entrepreneurship and founder of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative. He is a member of the ECE Council.
David Tarver: Building a Successful International Company was his Proving Groung



Ashraf Dahod
CoE Alumni Society Medal Award

Ashraf Dahod (BSE EE 72) is co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Altiostar Networks, Inc. He is a serial entrepreneur, founding five companies prior to Altiostar Networks, including Starent Networks, which was sold to Cisco for $2.9B in 2009. He received master’s degrees from Northeastern University, Stanford University and Harvard University (MBA).

Garlin Gilchrist
CoE Recent Engineering Graduate Award Winner

Garlin Gilchrist (BSE CE/CS ’05) is the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. His job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. A Detroit native, Garlin created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at He also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013.
Garlin Gilchrist II: Innovation for the People

Rick Wallace
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Rick Wallace (BSE EE '82) serves as the CEO and president of KLA-Tencor Corporation as well as a member of the company’s board of directors. He began as an applications engineer at KLA Instruments in 1988, and has held various general management positions throughout his 27-year tenure with the company. Earlier in his career, he held positions with Ultratech Stepper and Cypress Semiconductor.

Wallace currently serves on the boards of directors for NetApp, Inc., a data management solutions company and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, an organization focused on issues, programs and campaigns that affect the economic health and quality of life in the Silicon Valley.

Wallace earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and his Master of Science degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University.
Richard P. Wallace:Reaching new Heights


Babak Parviz
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Babak Parviz (MSE PhD EE '97 '01; MS Physics '01) is the Vice President of Amazon. Previously, he led development of Google Glass, the wearable computing system that is nearing wide public release, and worked on potentially life-changing glucose monitoring contact lenses.

Babak Parviz: The Visionary Behind the Glass

Babak Parviz One of 20 Alumni Honored with U-M Bicentennial Award


Steve Mollenkopf
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Steve Mollenkopf (MSE EE '93) is chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Mollenkopf began his Qualcomm career as an engineer and, for more than 20 years, has helped define and implement Qualcomm’s strategy and technologies. He also serves on the company’s board of directors.

Steve Mollenkopf: Leader of Qualcomm and Mobile Technologies


Daniel Moloney
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Daniel Moloney (BSE EE '81) is Former President of Motorola Mobility. During his 29 years at Motorola, he has been at the forefront of key technological breakthroughs that include building some of the biggest cable systems in the U.S., pioneering digital TV and HDTV, introducing analog set-tops with third-party applications, and launching home automation's first commercial-scale deployment.
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Syed Ali
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Syed Ali (MSE EE '81) is Chairman, President, CEO, and Founder of Cavium Networks. Cavium successfully offloaded all the heavy computational work for Internet security onto silicon, which had not been done before.

Giving Back: Syed Ali Education Fund


Peter S. Fuss
Alumni Society Medal

Peter Fuss (BSE EE '56) is the former President of Tellabs International, Inc., which he established in 1987 as a subsidiary of Tellabs, Inc. Tellabs International is responsible for all Tellabs operations outside of North America.Tellabs, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of voice and data communication equipment.

Peter and Evelyn Fuss Endowed Chair of ECE

Peter S. Fuss: From Michigan to Leading a Global Network Technology Company


Frederick “Rick” W.W. Bolander
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Rick Bolander (BSE MSE EE '83 '85) is co-founder and Managing Director of Gabriel Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm that seeks to build innovative, profitable and sustainable companies in the technology and cleantech sectors. During his venture career, he has been involved in more than 50 venture deals and has led over $100 million in early-stage financings.
Alumni Profile: Rick Bolander


Nick N. Yang
Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award

Nick Yang (BSE EE '97) works as an investor, and has a long history as a successful entrepreneur. He was the founder and first president of the China Leading Young Angel Investor Association. Yang co-founded theKongZhong Corporation, and served as Vice Chairman of its Board of Directors. He also co-founded the successful company ChinaRen Inc.

Nick Yang: Investing in the Age of Robotics


Ernest S. Kuh
Alumni Society Medal

Ernest Kuh (BSE EE '49) received his SM in EE from MIT in 1950, and his PhD in EE from Stanford University in 1952. He worked for Bell Telephone before returning to California as a faculty member at UC-Berkeley. He went on to serve as Chair of the EECS department, Dean of the College of Engineering, and is currently the William S. Floyd Emeritus Professor in Engineering.


Jerry Levin
Alumni Society Distinguished Service Award

Jerry Levin (BSE EE '66; BSE Engin. Math '67) is Chairman and CEO of JW Levin Partners LLC, which specializes in rebuilding branded consumer products and service companies. Levin charted the course for American Household, Inc. (formerly Sunbeam), as the company’s chairman and CEO.

Nino Masnari
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Nino Masnari (BSE MSE PhD EE '58 '59 '64) is Dean Emeritus and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University. He was previously a faculty member (1969-1979) and Director of the Electron Physics Laboratory (1977-79) at The University of Michigan.

Michael S. McCorquodale
Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award

Michael McCorquodale (MSE PhD EE '00 '04) was recently named General Manager, Silicon Frequency Control Business Unit, Communications Division, for Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (ITD). Formerly he was CTO and founder of Mobius Microsystems.


Kevin O'Connor
Alumni Society Distinguished Service Award

Kevin O'Connor (BSE EE '83) helped create DoubleClick Inc., a technology company that develops powerful tools which advertisers, direct marketers and Web publishers use to plan, execute and analyze marketing programs. O'Connor co-founded DoubleClick in 1996 in his basement with two people; the company soon grew into a global corporation and was acquired by Google in 2008. 


John Seely Brown
Alumni Society Medal

John Seely Brown is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bent towards the organizational implications of computer-supported activities. During the 1980's, he was an influential director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, and later chief scientist at Xerox Corp

Mehdi Hatamian
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Mehdi Hatamian (MSE PhD EE '78 '82) is  VP of Engineering for DSP Microelectronics, Broadcom Corporation, and a recognized expert in high-speed VLSI signal processing, image processing and compression, full-custom and low-power circuit and architec­ture design, Gigabit Ethernet transceiver design, high-density deep sub-micron CMOS design, and biomedical electronics. 


Lee Boysel
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Lee Boysel (BSE MSE EE '62 '63) headed the team that created the first single-chip CPU microprocessor. The legacy of his work is packaged into every computer, car, toaster and virtually anything else controlled by a silicon chip.

Alan Steremberg
Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award

Alan Steremberg (BSE CE '94) is co-founder and President of Weather Underground, Inc., a highly successful venture supplying many newspapers and television stations with their weather forecasting data.


George I. Haddad
ECE Alumni Merit Award

George Haddad (BSE MSE PhD EE '56 '58 '63) is a Professor Emeritus in U-M EECS. His long career at EECS included time as director of both the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory and the Center for High-Frequency Microelectronics and two terms as department chair.

Robert D. Scott
Alumni Society Distinguished Service Award

Robert Scott (BSE CE '75) worked for Procter & Gamble in a career that spanned nearly 30 years and the globe. He worked in virtually every business area within P&G, implementing information systems and integrating new business units. 


Fred Leonberger
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Fred Leonberger (BSE EE '69) is founder and principal of EOvation Technologies LLC. Leonberger founded the technology advisory firm EOvation Technologies in 2003, after retiring from JDS Uniphase (JDSU) as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer.


Tony Fadell
Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award

Tony Fadell (BSE CE '91) is an inventor, designer, entrepreneur, and angel investor. He served as the Senior Vice President of the iPod Division at Apple Inc., from March 2006 to November 2008 and is known as "one of the fathers of the iPod" for his work on the first generations of Apple's music player. In May 2010, he founded Nest Labs, which announced its first product, the Nest Learning Thermostat, in October 2011. Nest was acquired by Google in January 2014 for $3.2B. Since early 2015, he is leading the Google Glass division.

Jack L. Walker
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Jack Walker (MSE PhD EE '67 '74) is an acknowledged expert in synthetic aperture radar (SAR), which enables observations of Earth from space. He devised the mathematical formulation and optical processing for the highest resolution form of SAR, known as spotlight mode; his research has had profound implications for the security and defense of the United States.


Eric M. Aupperle (1935-2015)
Alumni Society Medal

Eric Aupperle (BSE EE '57; BSE Engin. Math '57; MSE Nuclear Engin. '58; MSE Instrumentation Engin. '64) was the renowned president of Merit Network and a Research Scientist Emeritus at U-M EECS. His work with the computer research network played a contributing role in the development of the Internet.

Robert J. Trew
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Robert Trew (MSE PhD EE '69 '75) is an Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor and the Department Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Trew has led a varied and distinguished life as a professor, administrator, and public servant.


Larry Page
Alumni Society Recent Engineering Graduate Award

Larry Page (BSE CE '95) is the co-founder of Google, and current CEO of the revolutionary search company's parent, Alphabet Inc. He invented the PageRank, Google's best-known search ranking algorithm. As of November 2014, Google has 55,600 employees and operates in more than 40 countries.

Rob A. Rutenbar
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Rob Rutenbar (MSE PhD CICE '79 '84) is Stephen J. Jatras Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University and Director of the Center for Circuits, Systems, and Software.


Richard L. Crandall
ECE Alumni Merit Award

Richard Crandall (BSE EE '64; BSE Engin. Math '64; MSE IoE '66) has been Managing Partner of Aspen Venture LLC since 2001. He is a Founding Partner and Founding Managing Director at Arbor Partners, LLC and Arbor Venture Partners II, L.P. He has a wide breadth of experience in leading software and technology companies. Among his many other industry honors is the ICP Business Software Review listing as “One of the five Leading Pioneers of the Software Services Industry.” 

Irma Wyman
Alumni Society Medal

Irma Wyman (BSE Engin. Math '49) was one of the early few to experiment with a "programmable computer." She rose to become the first female vice president of Honeywell, Inc., a Fortune 100 company. She retired in 1990 and almost immediately was ordained in the Episcopal Church. After serving the last 10 years as Archdeacon of the Diocese of Minnesota, she is now fully retired.


Fred Gibbons
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Fred Gibbons (MSE CICE '72; BSE Science Engin. '72) is founder and CEO of Venture-Concept, a high-tech venture capital firm. In 1981, Gibbons started his first company, Software Publishing Corporation, which produced classic productivity software for first-time users.

Bill Joy
Alumni Society Medal

Bill Joy (BSE CE '75) co-founded Sun Microsystems, and served as chief scientist of the company until 2003. He played an integral role in the early development of BSD UNIX while a graduate student at Berkeley, and he is the original author of the vi text editor.


Bernard Lacroute
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Bernard Lacroute (MSE EE '67) designed VAX, the first 32-bit minicomputer, while working for Digital Equipment. He joined Sun Microsystems in 1983 as its first Executive Vice President of Engineering and helped develop the then-new concept of desktop computers, turning Sun into a multi-billion dollar powerhouse. Today, Lacroute works at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), a high-tech venture-capital firm in Silicon Valley.

James Mellor
Alumni Society Medal

James Mellor (BSE MSE EE '52 '54) worked as CEO and Chairman of General Dynamics Corporation until 1997. General Dynamics has been a major asset to America and its allies, making advances in aerospace and aircraft design; in sophisticated combat systems; in information systems and technology; and in military and commercial marine systems submarines and surface vessels.



Jerry Levin
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Jerry Levin (BSE EE '66; BSE Engin. Math '67) is Chairman and CEO of JW Levin Partners LLC, which specializes in rebuilding branded consumer products and service companies. Levin charted the course for American Household, Inc. (formerly Sunbeam), as the company’s chairman and CEO.

John Tishman
Alumni Society Medal

John Tishman (BSE EE '46) is the chairman and CEO of the Tishman Realty & Construction Corporation, a giant in the world of construction and the development of innovative building technologies.



Clement Arrison Jr. (BSE EE '53)
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS


David Liddle
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

David Liddle (BSE EE '67) has spent his career developing technologies for interaction and communication between people and computers in activities spanning research, development, management and entrepreneurship. He joined U.S. Venture Partners in January 2000, after retiring as president and chief executive officer of Interval Research Corporation, a laboratory and new business incubator in Silicon Valley.


Peter S. Fuss
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Peter Fuss (BSE EE '56) is the former President of Tellabs International, Inc., which he established in 1987 as a subsidiary of Tellabs, Inc. Tellabs International is responsible for all Tellabs operations outside of North America.Tellabs, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer of voice and data communication equipment.


David Messerschmitt
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

David Messerschmitt (PhD CICE '72) is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at U-C, Berkeley, where he also served as Department Chair. He is a renowned researcher in the field of telecommunications, and author of several textbooks in the areas of networking, digital communications, and software.


Samuel Fuller
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Samuel Fuller (BSE EE '68) served as a Vice President of Research and Development at Analog Devices Inc. since March 1998 and its Chief Technology Officer since March 2006.


Joseph E. Rowe (1927-2002)
Alumni Society Merit Award - EECS

Joseph Rowe (MSE PhD EE '50 '70) joined the University of Michigan faculty in 1953. He became Director of the Electron Physics Laboratory in 1958, a position he held for ten years until he was named Chair of EECS. Under his leadership, the Electron Physics Laboratory became one of the premier laboratories on campus and was the forerunner of the Solid-State Electronics Laboratory.