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 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

Year Recipients
2020-2021 Yurui Cao, Leihao Chen, Marwan Eladl, Shudong Huang, Dohun Jeong, Noah Salk, Marshall Shriner, David Yan, Jiarui Zou
2019-2020 Tyler Rasmussen, Ruhao Xia, Anqi Shen, Tejas Jayashankar
2018-2019 Anika Manzo, Julian Michaels, Corey Snyder
2017-2018 Bora Basa, Leslie Cheng, Kristina Chu, Junfeng Guan, Mark Hirsbrunner, Yijia Xu
2016-2017 Liuqing Gao, Anit Gandhi, Greg Linkowski, Thomas Navidi, Matthew Vilim
2015-2016 Brandon Seiser, Sakshi Srivastava, Anusha Nagabandi, Yu Su
2014-2015 Andrew Morrison, Samuel Buercklin, Ying Ou, Jie Lv, Haichuan “Charles” Yu
2013-2014 Yujia Zhang, Ian Wetherbee, Danyang Zhuo, Chenyang Xu, David Zeng
2012-2013 Matthew Artus, Se-Joon Chung, Seung Hyun Kim, Fang Wan, Ruoyu Zhu
2011-2012 Jared Carter, Paul Froeter, Fan-Chung Hsu, Feifei Lian, Aaron Medsker, Richard Muryanto, Dongeek Shin, Gautam Shine
2010-2011 Jacob Block, Xiangyu Ding, Martin McCormick
2009-2010 Ryan Finnin, Dan Hu, Man Ling Lo, David Rockwood
2008-2009 Gregory Colombo, Alex Dapore, Vincent Dorgan, Erik Johnson, Andrew O'Connell, Jong-Sun Yi
2007-2008 Benedikt Graf, Nickolaus Mueller, Jason Chang, Praveen Bommannavar, Mark Murphy, Michael Daly, Daniel Quek, Jekwon Yoon, Brian Lynn
2006-2007 Suhail Barot, Priyanka Bhandari, Guy Bresler, Steven Judd, David Kaplan, Myra Nam, Grace Wang
2005-2006 Ting Feng Toh, Daniel Chen, Jack Ingram, Matthew Hendrickson, Hari Kannan, Dianna Liu, William Snodgrass
2004-2005 Graham Alvey, Daisy Chen, Jason Ching, John King, Han-Jo Ko, Nicholas McDonnell, Tian Yee Wu
2003-2004 Dane Barhoover, Matt Chuang, Robert Farrell, Richard Kujoth, Mariya Lazebnik, David Lytle, Stanley Mlekodaj, Akshay Naheta
2002-2003 Peter Albrecht, Jeremy Bredfeldt, Steve Ferrera, Stephen Kohen, Piotr Kondratko, David Petruncio, Patrick Toops
2001-2002 Michael Arnold, Joseph Comberiate, Nathaniel Hakes, Frederick Koopmans, Ken Schutte, Jennifer Talmadge
2000-2001 George M. Gemelos, Samantha Sutton, Monika Tkaczyk, Jason R. Wells, David Wentzlaff
1999-2000 David P. Crook, Jessica Huang, Hillery C. Hunter, Robert J. Parkinson, Dimitrios Thiakos
1998-1999 Jeffrey A. Butts, Thad A. Heinold, Kirsten J. Hylle, Michael P. Stout, Eric R. Whisler
1997-1998 Steven M. Carroll, Andrew C. Dalton, Michael L. Hattendorf, Jacob F. Jensen, Peter A. Learn, John W. Sias, Aaron J. Stillman, Kevin J. Yang
1996-1997 Peter H. Chou, Mark C. Hersam, Alan Y. Hsu, Jacob W. Janovetz, Eugene Khutoryansky, Scott R. Lenser, Matthew C. Merten, Michael S. Thiems
1995-1996 Prabal Chakrabarti, Peter D. Dragic, Robert L. Henson, Tuan A. Nguyen, David E. Pearah, Michael C. Wei
1994-1995 Richard J. Barron, Jonathan D. Litao, James E. McCormick, Robert L. Shimon, Marc W. Slutzky
1993-1994 Pablo V. Mena, Jee M. Ku, Shawn M. Herman, Robert M. Lammert, Tim G. Roethemeyer
1992-1993 David E. Beckman, Mark J. Laufenberg, Michael S. Lupescu, Bruce C. Stotts, Chin Hwee Tan
1991-1992 John W. Bockhaus, Wayne H. Bradley, Franklin D. Bristol, Glenn Chin Chao, Amanda J. Watson
1990-1991 Stephen A. Boppart, Roy A. McCann, Jeffrey L. Tucker
1989-1990 Beth Neundorfer, Jennifer Sterling, Grant Haab, James Morikuni
1988-1989 Gary D. Dester, Douglas R. Kovarik, Emy Tan, Dean A. Vlasak, Thomas M. Weber
1987-1988 David B. Doak, Reza A. Ghanbari, Timothy J. Kane, Frederick A. Kish Jr., Ken E. Kubiak
1986-1987 Stephen W. Boone, Robert P. Bryan, Richard T. Hammel, Eric Messerschmidt, Thomas J. Rudnick, Eugene A. Warnecke, Gene Zimmerman Jr.
1985-1986 Conrad Y. Musleh, Michael E. Givens, Derek D. Kumar, John M. Dallesasse, Sheldon L. Gilbert
1984-1985 James D. Beatty, Paul E. Everhardt, David C. German, Thomas A. Resman
1983-1984 Jeffrey A. Glaza, Lawrence J. Overzet, Mary A. Ozarka, David L. Wills
1982-1983 Kenneth R. Cioffi, Martin I. Ellenby, Dale J. Lagesse, Andrew F. Peterson, Bradley D. Riedle, Thomas L. Ting
1981-1982 Timothy Daughters, Michael A. Haase, Kevin E. Nortrup
1980-1981 Rene L. Cruz, Hal Kurkowski, John B. Resman, Steven M. Wright