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1997 Distinguished Alumni Award

In recognition of outstanding contributions to engineering education, leadership, and pioneering research in ionospheric structures, disturbances, and irregularities.

Kung C. Yeh

Kung C. Yeh

BSEE '53

University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

Kung Yeh (BSEE ’53) is an emeritus professor of electrical engineering at the U of I. He recently returned to Champaign after four years at the National Sun Yat-Sen University in Taiwan, serving as dean of engineering, then as chair professor of the Electrical Engineering Department, which he helped establish in 1981. During his 30-year tenure at U of I, Yeh pioneered the development of radio beacon techniques for studying ionospheric structures. He is internationally recognized for his research in ionospheric and atmospheric physics.