Distinguished Alumni Award (1997)
In recognition of his tremendous contributions to the field of ultrasound, including its applications in biology and medicine.
BSEE '49, MSEE '51, PhD '56
Floyd Dunn (BSEE ’49, MSEE ’51, PhD ’56), a U of I emeritus professor of electrical engineering, biophysics, and bioengineering, has a worldwide reputation as a prominent researcher in the interaction of ultrasound with biological media. He is a member of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering. He was instrumental in establishing the U of I bioengineering program and the Bioacoustics Research Lab (BRL). He served as BRL director from the time of its creation in 1977 until his retirement in 1995.