Clemson University Feature Stories

College of Engineering and Science recognizes special alumni

Date Published: May 23, 2012

College of Engineering and Science honorees are congratulated by Interim Dean, R. Larry Dooley (from left):  Pete Marinos, Clay Davis, Hesha Gamble, (Dooley), and Clint Wilkins.The Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Distinguished Engineers and Scientists welcomed a new member during the College of Engineering and Science spring banquet, and honored three Outstanding Young Alumni.

Pete Marinos (BS EE ’59; MS EE ’61) was recognized for his contributions as a researcher and professor. His 39-year tenure on the Duke University faculty helped make its Electrical and Computer Engineering Department a respected leader in numerous research areas.

Marinos’ own research touched a wide variety of areas within the broad discipline of computer engineering. As part of his research on fault-tolerant computer design, he devised an innovative four-clock architecture which was adopted by Boeing and was certified by the FAA for use with inertial navigation systems.

Membership in the Academy represents the college’s highest honor, according to R. Larry Dooley, interim dean of the College of Engineering and Science.

W. Clay Davis (PhD CH ’03) was recognized for his work in scientific measurement standards with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Clint Wilkins (BS EE ’94; MS EE ’96; PhD EE ’99) was honored for his practice in intellectual property law focuses primarily on U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution in the fields of wireless communications, telecommunications, software, and electrical systems.

Hesha Gamble (BS CE ’00; MS CE ’01) was singled out for her service to the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE), and the S.C. chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA).