Chairs, professorships, and faculty scholars

Chairs

The endowed chair represents the highest honor the university can confer on faculty members. Endowed chairs help attract and retain brilliant scholars by providing them dedicated resources for innovative research and teaching opportunities.

Faculty Named Chairs
Basar, M. Tamer Swanlund Endowed Chair
Feng, Milton Nick Holonyak, Jr. Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hajek, Bruce Leonard C. and Mary Lou Hoeft Endowed Chair in Engineering
Hwu, Wen-Mei AMD Jerry Sanders Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jin, Jianming Y. T. Lo Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Krein, Philip T. Grainger Endowed Director's Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics
(funded by The Grainger Foundation)
Sauer, Peter W. W. W. Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering
(funded by The Grainger Foundation)

Professorships

Named professorships allow ECE ILLINOIS to recruit and retain promising researchers and teachers and encourage them to expand their careers here. The income from named professorships may be used to supplement a professor’s salary or support his or her research needs.

Faculty Professorship
Adesida, Ilesanmi Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
Boppart, Stephen A. Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering
Cangellaris, Andreas C. M. E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Chew, Weng Cho George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Choquette, Kent D. Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering
Cunningham, Brian Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
Eden, Gary Gilmore Family Endowed Professorship in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Iyer, Ravi George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering
Leburton, Jean-Pierre Gregory Stillman Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Liang, Zhi-Pei Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Nicol, David Franklin W. Woeltge Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Overbye, Thomas J. Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sanders, William H. Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
Shanbhag, Naresh Jack S. Kilby Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Singer, Andy Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Srikant, Rayadurgam Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wong, Martin Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Scholars

The University Scholars program was designed to attract and keep outstanding faculty members at the University of Illinois. Faculty Scholars are awarded to senior assistant professors, associate professors, and junior full professors who are exhibiting exceptional achievement and who are the highest priority for support and retention.

Faculty Named Faculty Scholars
Deming Chen Willett Faculty Scholar
Xiuling Li Willett Faculty Scholar
Olgica Milenkovic Willett Faculty Scholar

Support ECE’s Faculty

If you would like to help ECE support and maintain its outstanding faculty, please consider making a financial contribution. Donations can be made using the online giving tool located in our Give section. Or, if you prefer, you may contact Steve George or Allison Winter.

Contact Us

Steven A. George

Senior Director of Advancement
1060 ECE Building
(217) 244-8023
steveg@illinois.edu

Allison Winter

Associate Director of Advancement
1062 ECE Building
(217) 244-8307
awinter@illinois.edu