Edward C. Jordan Award

Established 1979

Edward Jordan

Edward C. Jordan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Dec. 31, 1910. He received the BS degree in 1934 and MS degree in 1936 from the University of Alberta, and the Ph.D. degree at The Ohio State University in 1940. Upon completing his doctoral degree, he served one year as instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He returned to Ohio State University in 1941, where he was an instructor, assistant professor, and consultant to the Antenna Laboratory from 1941 to 1945. In 1945, he followed his mentor, William L. Everitt, to the University of Illinois.

At the University of Illinois, Dr. Jordan served as associate professor from 1945 to 1947, professor from 1947 to 1979, director of the Radio Direction Finding Laboratory from 1946 to 1954, and director of the Antenna Laboratory from 1950 to 1954. In 1954, he was named Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, in which capacity he served for 25 years until his retirement in 1979.

Ed Jordan authored or edited nine books and published numerous technical articles. His popular textbook, Electromagnetic Waves and Radiating Systems, was first published in 1950 by Prentice-Hall. A second edition, co-authored with K.G. Blamain, was published in 1968. At the time of his death, he was editing the eighth edition of Reference Data for Engineers: Radio Electronics, Computers, and Communications for Howard W. Sams & Co., Inc., publishers.

Jordan received many honors in his career. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received the prestigious IEEE Education Medal and the Stanley H. Pierce Award at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also received the Alumni Honor Award for Distinguished Service in Engineering 1986 from the UIUC College of Engineering, the George Sinclair Award from Ohio State University in 1988, and the Professional Achievement Award from the University of Alberta in 1988.

Edward C. Jordan passed away on Oct. 18, 1991.

DESCRIPTION:

These awards have been established to recognize the many contributions to our department by Professor E.C. Jordan who served as Head of this department for 25 years prior to his retirement in 1979. It is expected that several recipients will be selected each year.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. You must be a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, enrolled in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  2. Must be a Senior in ECE within one year of graduation at the time the award is made.
  3. Must have demonstrated academic excellence, as determined by the department.
  4. Must have demonstrated excellence of individual effort in some area of electrical or computer engineering research.

SELECTION PROCESS:

Faculty are asked to nominate outstanding students to their area committee chairmen. The area committees will select a recipient and forward the nomination to the Award Committee for the final selection. These are the research areas in the Department:

  1. Bioengineering, Acoustics, and Magnetic Resonance Engineering
  2. Circuits and Signal Processing
  3. Computational Science and Engineering
  4. Computer Engineering
  5. Communication and Control
  6. Electromagnetics, Optics, and Remote Sensing
  7. Microelectronics and Quantum Electronics
  8. Power and Energy Systems

AWARD:

The award carries a stipend of $2,000. The recipient is presented with the stipend check at the annual ECE Award Banquet in April. The name of the recipient is engraved on a plaque to be displayed permanently in Everitt Lab.

Past Recipients of the Award:

Year Recipients
2018 Anika Manzo, Julian Michaels, Corey Snyder
2017 Bora Basa, Leslie Cheng, Kristina Chu, Junfeng Guan, Mark Hirsbrunner, Yijia Xu
2016 Liuqing Gao, Anit Gandhi, Greg Linkowski, Thomas Navidi, Matthew Vilim
2015 Brandon Seiser, Sakshi Srivastava, Anusha Nagabandi, Yu Su
2014 Andrew Morrison, Samuel Buercklin, Ying Ou, Jie Lv, Haichuan “Charles” Yu
2013 Yujia Zhang, Ian Wetherbee, Danyang Zhuo, Chenyang Xu, David Zeng
2012 Matthew Artus, Se-Joon Chung, Seung Hyun Kim, Fang Wan, Ruoyu Zhu
2011 Jared Carter, Paul Froeter, Fan-Chung Hsu, Feifei Lian, Aaron Medsker, Richard Muryanto, Dongeek Shin, Gautam Shine
2010 Jacob Block, Xiangyu Ding, Martin McCormick
2009 Ryan Finnin, Dan Hu, Man Ling Lo, David Rockwood
2008 Gregory Colombo, Alex Dapore, Vincent Dorgan, Erik Johnson, Andrew O'Connell, Jong-Sun Yi
2007 Benedikt Graf, Nickolaus Mueller, Jason Chang, Praveen Bommannavar, Mark Murphy, Michael Daly, Daniel Quek, Jekwon Yoon, Brian Lynn
2006 Suhail Barot, Priyanka Bhandari, Guy Bresler, Steven Judd, David Kaplan, Myra Nam, Grace Wang
2005 Ting Feng Toh, Daniel Chen, Jack Ingram, Matthew Hendrickson, Hari Kannan, Dianna Liu, William Snodgrass
2004 Graham Alvey, Daisy Chen, Jason Ching, John King, Han-Jo Ko, Nicholas McDonnell, Tian Yee Wu
2003 Dane Barhoover, Matt Chuang, Robert Farrell, Richard Kujoth, Mariya Lazebnik, David Lytle, Stanley Mlekodaj, Akshay Naheta
2002 Peter Albrecht, Jeremy Bredfeldt, Steve Ferrera, Stephen Kohen, Piotr Kondratko, David Petruncio, Patrick Toops
2001 Michael Arnold, Joseph Comberiate, Nathaniel Hakes, Frederick Koopmans, Ken Schutte, Jennifer Talmadge
2000 George M. Gemelos, Samantha Sutton, Monika Tkaczyk, Jason R. Wells, David Wentzlaff
1999 David P. Crook, Jessica Huang, Hillery C. Hunter, Robert J. Parkinson, Dimitrios Thiakos
1998 Jeffrey A. Butts, Thad A. Heinold, Kirsten J. Hylle, Michael P. Stout, Eric R. Whisler
1997 Steven M. Carroll, Andrew C. Dalton, Michael L. Hattendorf, Jacob F. Jensen, Peter A. Learn, John W. Sias, Aaron J. Stillman, Kevin J. Yang
1996 Peter H. Chou, Mark C. Hersam, Alan Y. Hsu, Jacob W. Janovetz, Eugene Khutoryansky, Scott R. Lenser, Matthew C. Merten, Michael S. Thiems
1995 Prabal Chakrabarti, Peter D. Dragic, Robert L. Henson, Tuan A. Nguyen, David E. Pearah, Michael C. Wei
1994 Richard J. Barron, Jonathan D. Litao, James E. McCormick, Robert L. Shimon, Marc W. Slutzky
1993 Pablo V. Mena, Jee M. Ku, Shawn M. Herman, Robert M. Lammert, Tim G. Roethemeyer
1992 David E. Beckman, Mark J. Laufenberg, Michael S. Lupescu, Bruce C. Stotts, Chin Hwee Tan
1991 John W. Bockhaus, Wayne H. Bradley, Franklin D. Bristol, Glenn Chin Chao, Amanda J. Watson
1990 Stephen A. Boppart, Roy A. McCann, Jeffrey L. Tucker
1989 Beth Neundorfer, Jennifer Sterling, Grant Haab, James Morikuni
1988 Gary D. Dester, Douglas R. Kovarik, Emy Tan, Dean A. Vlasak, Thomas M. Weber
1987 David B. Doak, Reza A. Ghanbari, Timothy J. Kane, Frederick A. Kish Jr., Ken E. Kubiak
1986 Stephen W. Boone, Robert P. Bryan, Richard T. Hammel, Eric Messerschmidt, Thomas J. Rudnick, Eugene A. Warnecke, Gene Zimmerman Jr.
1985 Conrad Y. Musleh, Michael E. Givens, Derek D. Kumar, John M. Dallesasse, Sheldon L. Gilbert
1984 James D. Beatty, Paul E. Everhardt, David C. German, Thomas A. Resman
1983 Jeffrey A. Glaza, Lawrence J. Overzet, Mary A. Ozarka, David L. Wills
1982 Kenneth R. Cioffi, Martin I. Ellenby, Dale J. Lagesse, Andrew F. Peterson, Bradley D. Riedle, Thomas L. Ting
1981 Timothy Daughters, Michael A. Haase, Kevin E. Nortrup
1980 Rene L. Cruz, Hal Kurkowski, John B. Resman, Steven M. Wright