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Established 2002

Burton J. Wilson (BSEE ’43, MSEE ’47) was a research associate at Harvard and then returned to Illinois as a faculty member. He was a classmate and friend of Jack S. Kilby, inventor of the first integrated circuit. Receipients must have demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in electrical energy/power production, conversion, utilization, or conservation.


The recipient(s) will be recognized at the annual spring ECE Awards and Recognition Banquet.

Past Recipients of the Award

Year Recipients
2017-2018 Luis Aragon
2016-2017 Kanchi Shah