Alumni of the ECE Graduate Program
Steve Chaddick was both an undergraduate and graduate student at ECE. He received his B.E.E. in 1974 and his M.S.E.E. in 1982. Steve currently is a mentor capitalist with Ridgewood Advisors, LLC. In 1997, he established an endowment for the Steve W. Chaddick Endowed Chair in Electro-optics and accompanying graduate fellowships in partnership with the Georgia Research Alliance. Steve is also a member of the ECE Advisory Board.
"Tech, its people and my experiences––these come to mind clearly as the dominant influences in my early adulthood...I made bonds with people that will last a lifetime, and I learned humility at the hands of not a few professors,” Steve comments. “Tech was a great place to grow up and to build a foundation for lifelong learning."
Kelvin Hawkins received his M.S.E.E. degree in 1992 from Georgia Tech after completing his undergraduate electrical engineering education at Boston University. He has worked for IBM since graduating from Tech and is currently the program director for Xseries High Volume at the company’s Research Triangle Park, N.C. location. In addition, Kelvin is a member of the ECE Advisory Board.
"Georgia Tech provided me with the technical know-how to compete in the high tech industry of computer development. The course load at GT has always been challenging and this challenge is no different from the project deadlines, technical problems, and creative invention required to succeed in today's fast-paced world of technology,” Kelvin says. “The GT experience pays dividends in the long run of life."
Gabriel Rincon-Mora received his M.S.E.E. in l994 and his Ph.D. in 1996 from ECE. After working for five years at Texas Instruments, Gabriel returned to ECE as an assistant professor in the electronic design and applications and electrical energy areas. A recipient of the National Hispanic In Technology Award, he is the author of two textbooks and holds 25 patents."My training at Georgia Tech gave me the knowledge and skills to make a significant contribution to Texas Instruments and to the engineering field as a whole. The technical, from theoretical to practical, as well as the communication skills I developed during my program propelled my career to where it is today,” Gabriel states. “My accomplishments and recognitions are really a direct result of my education at Georgia Tech."
Last revised on September 10, 2008.