Spotlight on Black Engineers
ECE celebrates our many incredible Black faculty, students, and alumni. The impact of these gifted individuals spans many fields and industries. While far from comprehensive, included in the list is the first Black woman to earn a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering and the first Black faculty member in the College of Engineering.
Iverson Bell, III
Senior Principal Cyber System Engineer at Northrop Grumman specializing in space propulsion and satellite design. Learn more >
A Professor of Bioengineering at the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) who specializes in the use of flexible and miniaturized electronics for human health monitoring. Learn more >
An information technology executive with over 25 years of experience across several major industries including insurance, claims, and banking services, specialty retail, and automotive. Learn more >
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Minnesota. She teaches applied electromagnetics and microwave circuits. Learn more >
Uses microfabrication to significantly reduce the cost of one of the most expensive parts of cochlear implants. Learn more >
Dr. Willie Hobbs Moore
First African American woman at U-M to earn
a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering (’58 and ’61).
Director of Acquisition and Development Program, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center, RAND Corporation. Learn more >
After a 32-year career of leadership at Procter&Gamble, he returned to Michigan where he founded the Center for Engineering Diversity & Outreach. Learn more >
Currently serves as a lecturer in the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship in Ann Arbor. He is also founder and board president of the Urban Entrepreneurship Initiative and author of “Proving Ground: A Memoir.” Learn more >
Clarence Wardell III
Currently serves as the Director for What Works Cities, a national organization that provides resources to assist local governments in determining how they can best address key issue areas and serve those who need them most. Learn more >