The number of ECE ILLINOIS faculty members.
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.
Professor Knight passed away Nov. 9, 1957.
The A.R. "Buck" Knight Award has been established by Miss Betty Ann Knight to honor the memory of her father, Prof. A. R. "Buck" Knight, who was a member of the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering from 1913 to 1954. Professor Knight was well known for his numerous contributions to campus and community affairs and for his concern for students. The award is given to a senior in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who has demonstrated good scholarship and leadership in student activities that extend outside the College of Engineering.
Applications for the award may be submitted online beginning in January of each year. A faculty committee will interview the finalists and make the final decision on the award recipient.
|2019||Sundi Xiao, Yuji Chai|
|2018||Mike Bartmess, Simran Patil|
|2017||Ryan Grady, Josh Perozek|
|2016||Bryan Carrol, Molly Pace|
|2014||Tej Chajed, Liana Nicklaus|
|2013||Tiantian Tang, Gino Rooney|
|2012||Se-Joon Chung, Zheming Zheng|
|2011||Chun Ming Chin|
|2010||Chun Ming Chin|
|2009||Vikram Chaudhery, David Rockwood|
|2007||Thomas Hughes, Safi Sandila|
|2002||John M. Hebda|
|1997||Brian S. Johnson|
|1996||Mark C. Hersam|
|1994||Andrew D. Skale|
|1993||Paula H. Alban|
|1992||Darren F. Bronson|
|1991||Amanda J. Watson|
|1990||Clark A. Miller|
|1989||Thomas F. Nolan|
|1988||James P. Stapleton|
|1987||Neil S. Hirshman|
|1986||Tim W. Dittmer|
|1985||David A. Shafer|
|1984||Laurie A. Watters|
|1983||Jon C. Schmidt|
|1982||Todd Z. Kopecky|
|1981||David W. Archer|
|1980||Alberto M. Segre|