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
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
Sauer, Peter W. Grainger Chair in Electrical Engineering

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
Bernhard, Jennifer Donald Biggar Willett Professor of Engineering
Boppart, Stephen A. Abel Bliss Professor of Engineering
Bresler, Yoram Founder Professor in Electrical and Computer 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
Lyding, Joseph W. Robert MacClinchie Distinguished Professorship in 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
Rosenbaum, Elyse Melvin & Anne Hassebrock 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, Andrew Fox Family Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Srikant, Rayadurgam Fredric G. and Elizabeth H. Nearing Endowed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Veeravalli, Venugopal V. Henry Magnuski Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Vlasov, Yurii Founder Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wong, Martin Edward C. Jordan Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Faculty Fellows & Scholars

ECE ILLINOIS faculty fellows and scholars appointments are given to signify a distinction beoynd that implied by a normal professorship, notably to faculty members earlier in their careers. These faculty members exhibit exceptional committment to both teaching and research and are among the highest priority for support and retention.

Faculty Named Faculty Scholars
Chen, Deming Willett Faculty Scholar
Dominguez-Garcia, Alejandro William L. Everitt Scholar
Gong, Songbin Intel Alumni Fellow
Hanumolu, Pavan Kumar Intel Alumni Scholar
Li, Xiuling Willett Faculty Scholar
Milenkovic, Olgica Willett Faculty Scholar
Pilawa-Podgurski, Robert Helm Fellow
Raginsky, Maxim William L. Everitt Fellow
Roy Choudhury, Romit W.J. Jerry Sanders III - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar
Waldrop, Lara Y. T. Lo Fellow

Emeritus Chairs & Professorships

Faculty Named Chair or Professorship
Adesida, Ilesanmi Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ahuja, Narendra Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Blahut, Richard Henry Magnuski Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Coleman, James J. Intel Alumni Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Feng, Milton Nick Holonyak, Jr. Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Hess, Karl Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Holonyak, Nick Jr. John Bardeen Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics
Huang, Thomas S. Maybelle Leland Swanlund Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Krein, Philip T. Grainger Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Kumar, P. R. Franklin W. Woeltge Profesor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
O'Brien, William D. Jr. Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Patel, Janak. H. Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rao, Narayana Edward C. Jordan Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Spong, Mark H. Donald Biggar Willett Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wah, Benjamin W. Franklin W. Woeltge Professor Emeritus in Electrical and Computer Engineering

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