M.E. van Valkenburg Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering
M. E. Van Valkenburg Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.E. Van Valkenburg earned a B.S from the University of Utah in 1943, an M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1946, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1952, all in electrical engineering.
Professor Van Valkenburg first joined the faculty at Illinois in 1955. From 1966 to 1974, he served as professor and head of electrical engineering at Princeton University before returning to Illinios. In 1984, he became dean of the College of Engineering and, during the 1980s, he helped steer the institution to national prominence.
A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Professor Van Valkenburg received the Lamme Medal, the highest honor of the American Society for Engineering Education; the George Westinghouse Award; the Education Medal of the IEEE; and the Halliburton Engineering Education Leadership Award of the College of Engineering. He authored seven textbooks.
Professor Van Valkenburg died in Orem, Utah, on March 13, 1997.
The M. E. Van Valkenburg Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering was endowed by a sizeable group of his students, friends, and colleagues.