A.R. "Buck" Knight Fellowship

Established 2014


A.R. "Buck" Knight

A.R. "Buck" Knight

Abner Richard "Buck" Knight graduated from Ohio State University in 1909. In the period of 1909-1911 he served as a construction engineer and electrical engineer for the Springfield (Ohio) Light Heat and Power Company. From 1911-1913 he was an Instructor in Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1913 he joined the Electrical Engineering Department of the University of Illinois as an Instructor. While teaching at the University he received an M.S. degree in 1917 and a professional E.E. degree in 1922.

Professor Knight's main teaching interests were in the field of electric circuits. He was coauthor of a text entitled "Introduction to Circuit Analysis" and was author of numerous articles in the field of power measurement. He retired after 41 years on the staff in September 1954 with the rank of Professor. He passed away November 9, 1957.

About the fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to a graduate student of the department every other year, alternating with a scholarship to an undergraduate student.


The recipient(s) will be recognized during an annual Student Awards Banquet. All student recipients are featured on the second floor of the ECE Building's Student Honors Wall.

Past Recipients of the Award

School Year Recipient
2022-2023 Zhijie Dong
2020-2021 Rong Guo
2019-2020 Rong Guo
2017-2018 Hanchen Xu