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Distinguished Engineers


2019 Distinguished Engineers

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(From left to right) Kancheepuram Gunalan and Larry Ludlum

The Texas Tech University Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering named Kancheepuram Gunalan and Larry Ludlum as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Engineer Award on April 12, 2019.

About the Distinguished Engineer Award

The Distinguished Engineer Award was established during the 1966–1967 academic year to recognize the most outstanding former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering. Since that time, 230 former students of the Whitacre College of Engineering have received this honor. Recipients of the award must be distinguished in their profession, an inspiration to their peers, and have demonstrated a continuing interest in areas outside the field of engineering.

Nominate a Former Student for the Distinguished Engineer Award

To nominate an individual for the Distinguished Engineer Award, visit the Distinguished Engineer Nominations page.

Distinguished Engineer Archives

Full biographies, citations, and photos of all of the Whitacre College of Engineering Distinguished Engineers can be found in the Past Distinguished Engineers Archives.