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ECE NEWS :The Electrical & Computer Engineering Department Newsletter


Year in Review 2009-2010

Featured Articles

BRIGHT IDEAS: Undergrad competition showcases ECE student ideas and inventions

BRIGHT IDEAS: Recycled electrification system will light up developing nations

New semiconductor laser structure

Nam Sung Kim

Katherine Compton

Focus on New Faculty:
Nader Behdad

Focus on Alumni:
Meet the ECE Visiting Advisory Board

Dean Foate receives Distinguised Acheivement Award

Andrew Hanson:
Transferring entrepreneurship from classroom to company

Michael Splinter: Blending engineering, business and social responsibility

In Memoriam

Regular Features

Message from the chair

Department News

Student News




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Decorative initial cap Professor Emeritus Ray King died February 21 at the age of 77. Born in Montrose, Colorado, King worked his way through college as a radio announcer, earning his bachelor’s degrees in electronic and electrical engineering at the Indiana Institute of Technology and his master’s degree and PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado. King began his career in academia at the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1962 and joined UW-Madison as a professor of electrical engineering in 1969. Named a Fulbright Fellow in 1973 and a guest professor at universities in Denmark and New Zealand, King focused his teaching and research on various aspects of electromagnetic theory and experiments relating to propagation over non-uniform surfaces. He eventually left UW-Madison to join LLNL as a research engineer and co-founded KDC Technology Corporation in 1983, where he focused on developing microwave instrumentation to evaluate materials. Active in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the National Academy of Sciences, King held nine patents and authored many professional papers. King is survived by his wife, Diane; two children, Karl and Kristin; and three grandchildren.

Several distinguished ECE alumni have passed away since summer 2009.

Frederick Bartman (BS ’41)

Stephen Basche (BS ’79)

Clifford Bastle (BS ’51)

Robert Bohn (BS ’47)

Ronald Breitwisch (BS ’75)

Donald Brewer (BS ’47)

Michael Brozek (BS ’73)

Robert Derber (BS ’49)

Lee Eichenseer (BS ’61)

Samuel Elice (BS ’48)

Nathan Engebretson (BS ’34)

Paul Fischer (BS ’42)

Laverne Froseth (BS ’58)

Charles Gabriel (BS ’72)

Lawrence Hall (PhD ’73)

John Hart Jr. (BS ’41)

Owen Holtan (BS ’38)

Otis Ingebritsen (BS ’47)

Douglas Jeske (BS ’88)

Gordon Kent (BS ’47)

Paul Ketchum (BS ’38)

George Klinge (BS ’50)

George Linn (BS ’51)

Robert Medenwald (BS ’48)

Arthur Moeller (PhD ’65)

Ernest Mullen (BS ’58)

Charles Navratil (BS ’50)

William Pappathopoulos (BS ’66)

Raymond Parfitt (BS ‘49)

Richard Pierce (BS ’48)

Gene Reed (BS ’57)

William Reeve (BS ’52)

James Slagg (BS ’49)

Milton Stenstrom (BS ’49)

Walter Tolk (BS ’49)

Reinhard Vater (BS ’41)

Norman Volz (BS ’51)



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