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Notable College of Engineering Alumni

Lt. Col. Andrew M. Allen (USMC, Ret.) '77 ME
Former NASA astronaut who piloted space shuttle missions in 1992 and 1994, and served as commander of a 1996 mission of the space shuttle Columbia

John F. Bishop '65 ChE
Author or coauthor of 22 U.S. patents; Eastman Kodak “Distinguished Inventors Hall of Fame” inductee

William M. Brown ’84 ME, ’87 MSME
Chairman, CEO and President, Harris Corporation; Member President Obama’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Nance K. Dicciani, PhD, '69 ChE
Founder and CEO of RTM Vital Signs, LLC; President and CEO (Ret.), Specialty Materials, Honeywell International, Inc.; Member, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

Edmond Dougherty '69 EE, '86 GS
Lead developer of the Emmy Award-winning Skycam, which is used in the NFL, NBA, and NHL; BestShot, a system used in televised boxing events; LaserScore, an automatic-scoring, steel-tipped dartboard; Wavecam, the next-generation aerial camera system for sports and entertainment; and Stereovision Telepresence Systems, which the Navy uses to perform remote tasks.

John G. Drosdick '65 ChE
Chairman, CEO, and President (Ret.), Sunoco

Craig J. Fennie, PhD, ’93 EE
2013 MacArthur Fellow; Assistant Professor, Department of Applied and Engineering Physics, College of Engineering at Cornell University.

Brian Glaister ’03 ME and Alex Pacanowsky ’03 ME
Co-founders, Cadence Biomedical

Thomas J. Hanratty, PhD, '47 ChE  
Professor Emeritus, Chemical Engineering and Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Fellow, National Academy of Engineering and American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Member, National Academy of Sciences

John L. Hennessy III, PhD, '73 EE 
Chair of Alphabet, Inc. (parent company of Google); President (Ret.), Stanford University; Member, National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Sciences

John Paul Jones III '72 ChE 
Chairman and CEO (Ret.), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.

Colin D. Joye, PhD, '02 EE
Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory; Recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Michael T. McCullough, PE, '76 CE 
Former Vice President, Environmental Design and Engineering, Walt Disney Imagineering

Anne Mullins ’87 MSEE
Chief Information Officer, Corporate Vice President, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Adelene Q. Perkins '81 ChE 
President and Chief Executive Officer, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

David J. Quinn, PhD, '02 ME 
Recipient, Gates Cambridge Scholarship: Engineering, Veryst Engineering, LLC

Glenn Reitmeier '77 EE
Senior Vice President, Technology Standards and Policy, NBC Universal 

William J. Rhodes '63 ChE, '68 MSChE
Contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won a 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Anne Roby ’86 ChE
Executive Vice President, Linde plc; member of the National Academy of Engineering

Xavier Saurez ’71 ME
Miami-Dade county commissioner and first Cuban-American born mayor of Miami, FL.

Robert Slegelmilch ’84 ECE
Vice President Engineering and Technology (ret.), Information Systems and Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Rory D. Sparrow '80 EE 
Former NBA player; Vice President, Player Development, NBA

John Stranix '78 CE
Founder and president of Stranix Associates, LLC, owner representation firm for Philadelphia Phillies during construction of Citizens Bank Park

Daniel “Dan” Truitt ’92 EE
Former representative of the 156th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Susan M. Ward ’80 ChE 
Vice President, Upstream Commercial Finance, Shell Exploration & Production