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Calvin Wheeler

Calvin Wheeler '50

Calvin Wheeler began his professional career with General Electric, where an early assignment to develop, design, and test programs for B-52 on-board power systems led to his lifetime interest in power generation. After brief posts with McCulloch Corporation and Harnischfeger Corporation, Cal began his twenty-eight-year career with the Kohler Company in 1961. He retired in 1990 as senior engineer in Kohler’s . . .

 

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Shankar Mukherjee

Shankar Mukherjee

'86

Shankar Mukherjee earned the degree Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1986. He started his career at National Semiconductor in 1988. In their Local Area Networking division, he was responsible for several Ethernet devices such as 10Base T Ethernet controller, repeater and security and management ICs. In 1996 he started the networking division at Enable semiconductor . . .

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Thomas Simonen

Thomas Simonen

'60

Following graduation Tom Simonen went on to receive a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. After appointments at Hughes Aircraft, Max Planck Institute in Munich, and Princeton University, he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for 18 years as a physicist and became program leader for magnetic fusion experiments. For the past 12 years he has been Director of the DIII-D National Fusion . . .

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Hal Philipp

Hal Philipp

'75

Hal Philipp is a true pioneer and inventor. With nearly 90 patents, Philipp was named by Mind Matters News as one of history's most influential inventors. His ideas for optical and capacitive technology are used by people around the world every day. They include the modern touch screen, the touchless faucet, and keyless cars. Philipp followed his older brother, Manfred, to Michigan Tech, where he studied electrical engineering . . .

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