List of Medal of Excellence recipients

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has a long list of alumni who have pursued successful careers in academia, industry, or the government. The School of Engineering Medal of Excellence has been bestowed upon several ECE alumni. These awards were established in 2006 as a means of recognizing the outstanding career accomplishments of Rutgers Engineering alumni.

2011 recipient

Dr. Randal Pinkett ’95 - has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy.

Past ECE alumni recipients

Jeffrey Biamonte ’95 - a member of IBM’s design team who has made significant innovative contributions to the power distribution and heating/cooling characteristics of the Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor based high-end server product line.

Keiko Harvey ’73 – just retired as Senior Vice President for Video Network Services for Verizon Communications. Throughout her remarkable career, she held positions in responsibility in engineering, sales, finance, and network operations.

Mir A. Imran ’77 – an Engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, angel investor who has pioneered the development of the automatic implantable defibrillator, the EEG monitoring sensor array, a cooled RF ablation catheter for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias, and a low-pressure balloon and aspirator system for use in catheter based interventions – among his more than 200 inventions.

Dev Ittycheria ’89 – an engineer and entrepreneur who launched BladeLogic, a software company that fundamentally changed how people provision servers and applications. He was recently appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of athenahealth Inc, a leading provider of web-based practice management, electronic health record (EHR), and patient communication services to medical groups.

Hugh Martin ’78 - CEO of Pacific Biosciences, where he has led a team of advanced optics engineers, advanced semi-conductor process design engineers, a parallel computing group, enzymologists, and a surface chemistry group in developing a DNA sequencing machine that can unravel an individual’s entire genome in minutes – a technology with enormous implications for more effective cancer treatment and drug delivery.