Chairs, Professorships, and Faculty Scholars
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.
Named professorships allow Illinois ECE 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 Fellows & Scholars
Illinois ECE faculty fellows and scholars appointments are given to signify a distinction beyond that implied by a normal professorship, notably to faculty members earlier in their careers. These faculty members exhibit exceptional commitment to both teaching and research and are among the highest priority for support and retention.
|Faculty||Named Faculty Fellow and Scholars|
|Alejandro Dominguez-Garcia||William L. Everitt Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Songbin Gong||Intel Alumni Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Pavan Kumar Hanumolu||Intel Alumni Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Mark Allan Hasegawa-Johnson||William L. Everitt Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Pierre Moulin||Sony Faculty Scholar|
|Sanjay Jeram Patel||Sony Faculty Scholar|
|Maxim Raginsky||William L. Everitt Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Romit Roy Choudhury||W.J. "Jerry" Sanders III - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Scholar in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Alexander Gerhard Schwing||W.J. “Jerry” Sanders III- Advanced Micro Devices, Inc Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Lara Waldrop||Y.T. Lo Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Zhizhen Zhao||William L. Everitt Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering|
Emeritus Chairs & Professorships
World-class faculty are critical to the success of Illinois ECE. Faculty support is crucial to maintaining the department’s stature as one of the best in the world. Attracting and retaining top faculty salaries by endowing faculty scholars, professorships, or chairs is crucial for supporting salaries and honoring top faculty in the department. We currently have more than 25 endowed faculty positions, named for legends like Kilby, Bardeen, Holonyak, Van Valkenburg, Everitt, and Lo.
You may choose to establish an endowed faculty position at one of these levels:
- Endowed faculty scholar ($250,000)
- Endowed professorship ($500,000)
- Endowed chair ($2 million)
- Endowed department head ($4 million)
To establish your own fund or for more information, please contact us.