Electrical Engineering – 1959
Jerry D. Holmes, a native of Lockney, Texas graduated from Texas Tech University in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In 1960, Holmes received a Master of Science degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in 1965 from Oklahoma State University, both in Electrical Engineering.
Currently he is a Texas Instruments Fellow, an honor awarded to TI employees for technical achievement. Holmes was appointed a TI Fellow in 1987 for his contributions on global positioning navigation systems.
From 1979 to 1987, Holmes was a TI technical staff senior member. He was also one of 43 TI inventors to share in the 1984 patent incentive awards. The awards provide recognition and incentive to TI employees whose patented inventions are judged to be of exceptional value to the company.
From 1960 to 1963, he served as a United States Air Force officer at the Satellite Test Center in Sunnyvale, California.
Holmes has been a TI co–inventor on six additional patents, some of these include: a surveillance system, a long–range pulse transponder Marine navigation system, an improved spread spectrum communications system and a Global Position System (GPS) multiplexed receiver.
He has authored and co–authored eight publications and given numerous technical presentations at universities throughout the nation.
Holmes is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE); Sigma Xi, a research honorary; Phi Kappa Phi, a scholastic honorary; Tau Beta Pi, the engineering student honorary society; Eta Kappa Nu, an electrical engineering honorary; the Texas Tech Engineering Alumni of the Metroplex (TEAM); the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Association (TTEEA); and the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Industrial Advisory Committee.
It is in recognition of his achievements that Texas Tech names Jerry D. Holmes a DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER.