inductees are Elaine Duncan, Herman Harrison, Richard
Holloway, Roger D. McDaniel, Gregory L. Summe and
Paul Y. Thompson.
14, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.) Six
University of Kentucky alumni were inducted today into the UK College of Engineering Hall
of Distinction . This years inductees are:
Duncan, a 1974 mechanical engineering alumnae
and founder and president of Paladin Medical Inc.
of Stillwater, Minn. Duncan oversaw the clinical programs
and regulatory submissions for the JARVIK-7, the first
artificial heart, in 1982, as director of regulatory
affairs and quality assurance at Kolff Medical Inc.
in Salt Lake City.
Harrison, a 1955 mechanical engineering alumnus
and president of the Harrison Corp. of Cincinnati.
Harrison was the lead engineer on the design of the
first transonic jet engine fan compressor while working
for General Electric. He led several other groundbreaking
projects, including the adaptation of a jet engine
to operate on nuclear power and the design of an outdoor
site to test jet engines burning on high-energy fuels
intended to extend the range of American aircraft.
Holloway, a 1964 electrical engineering alumnus
and president of Teledyne Brown Engineering of Huntsville,
Ala. Holloway started his career as an instrumentation
design engineer at the Boeing Co. -- working on NASAs
Apollo program -- and went on to become general manager
of Boeing Military Aircraft Co. and director of its
Roger D. McDaniel, a 1962 chemical
engineering alumnus and a member of the board of directors
at SpeedFam-IPEC Inc. of Chandler, Ariz. McDaniel
is a former president and chief executive officer
of Monsanto Electronic Materials -- the worlds
second largest producer of silicon wafers -- and former
president and CEO of Integrated Process Equipment
Corp. (IPEC) -- a $144.7 million company when it merged
L. Summe, a 1978 electrical engineering alumnus
and CEO and chairman of the board of PerkinElmer Inc.
of Norwalk, Conn. Summe began his career as a semiconductor
design engineer and within 22 years was head of a
Standard & Poor 500 high technology company which
saw its stock value increase 250 percent under his
Y. Thompson, a 1958 civil engineering alumnus
and associate dean for research and administration
for the University of Florida College of Engineering
in Gainesville, Fla. Thompson joined the Florida faculty
in 1987 and has published more than 30 refereed papers
and 200 technical reports.
Engineering Hall of Distinction was founded in 1992 to honor distinguished alumni.
Forty-three members have been inducted, including this years honorees.