Helm Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Helm Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering was established to honor the memory of Professor M. Stanley Helm. He started his career at Illinois as an instructor in 1938 after gaining four years of experience in illumination at Illinois Power Company and motor control at Midstate Electric Company in Decatur.

In 1946, Prentice Hall published his book "Circuit Analysis by Laboratory Methods," co-authored with Carl Skroder. In 1950, he received the EE Professional Degree and continued his career as a Professor of Electrical Engineering. During this time, he received numerous teaching awards from the University of Illinois and the electric power industry. His research made contributions to what has now become known as "power quality."

Helm retired in 1982, but continued to be active in the American Power Conference and the IEEE Power Engineering Education Committee. He also continued as the coordinator for the Power Affiliates Program in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He served on the departmental alumni board from 1970-95. He was recognized with the Illinois Loyalty Award and the 1996 Marcia Peterman ECE Award. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Sigma Tau, and he was a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He died on January 21, 2003.


Robert Pilawa-Podgurski, Helm Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering