Two ECE alumni earn awards at the 2018 Excellence in Engineering and Architecture event

Posted: November 7, 2018


Two graduates of the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at The Ohio State University were among the 15 alumni honored during the 2018 Excellence in Engineering and Architecture Awards on November 2.

“This year’s group of awardees are impressive and truly outstanding,” said Dean David B. Williams, the Monte Ahuja Endowed Dean’s Chair. “We’re so very proud of each and every one these distinguished alumni, and the tremendous impact they have on our world through their teaching, entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation and service.”

The Distinguished Alumni Award for Career Achievement was presented to Burn J. Lin (MS ’65, PhD ’70, EE), a recognized leader in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. His work extended the limit of optical lithography for close to half a century. Lin holds Distinguished Research Chairs at National Tsing Hua University, National Chiao Tung University and National Taiwan University. He is a 2018 recipient of China’s Future Science Prize and holds 78 U.S. patents.

In another caveat for the ECE department legacy, the Meritorious Service Citation recipient was John Lindberg (BS '84, EE). He works to advance Ohio higher education through philanthropy as president of the Austin E. Knowlton Foundation. The foundation’s recent commitments to the university include a $10 million gift to Ohio State to upgrade its aviation education and research facilities and the Ohio State Airport terminal.

Read the full list of winners here. 

View photographs from the event.