People Faculty



Steve Holmes

You may remember Steve Holmes. He's the UA mining engineer alumnus who worked for Asarco who, along with Asarco LLC President Manuel Ramos, coordinated the refurbishment and donation of a 40-...



Matthew M. McDole

Matt McDole received the 2012 Francis C. Turner Award for his contribution to the advancement of the knowledge and practice of transportation engineering. McDole has served with distinction in...



Tony Torng

Boeing engineer and University of Arizona mechanical engineering alumnus Tony Torng was named Asian American Engineer of the Year in March 2012 by the...



Helping Students Further Down the Line

Budd Parrish’s engineering education at the University of Arizona helped him learn technical skills and the value of efficiency and productivity. But it was his adaptability, persistence and...



Ray Haynes

This year's UA Bear Down awardee is a Nogales, Ariz., native who was an early champion of diversity in engineering. UA aerospace engineering alum Raymond Haynes was an early adopter of the...



Wizarding World of Don Silberman

Donn Silberman, aka “Dr. Donn, the Wizard of Light,” has garnered a few accolades recently.

In November 2012 he received the UC Irvine Extension dean’s Outstanding Service Award for his...



Peter J. Boyle

Peter J. Boyle (1943-1999) held degrees in history and geology from Eastern Michigan and San Francisco State universities, respectively. He was an industrial designer at San Francisco State...



William (“Scotty”) McClary

After graduation, Scotty McClary started a career in digital communications that took him from Tucson, Ariz., to Washington, D.C., to Florida, where he now lives, semi-retired, in Delray Beach...



Alum Don Liu, Major Contributor to Safer Superships, Recalls UA Journey

The University of Arizona is 400 miles from the nearest ocean, but it played a key role in revolutionizing the shipping industry.

One of this story’s heroes is College of Engineering...



Peter Hushek

UA Engineering Alum Establishes Scholarship in Father's Name

“Financial assistance is simply a...



Arun Ravi

Arun Ravi left the healthcare consulting business to develop a mental health wellness tool that analyzes how web content affects the emotional state of people, especially young people, browsing...



Vahan G. Garboushian

Armenian-born electrical engineering grad, considered a pioneer in concentrated photovoltaic systems, is the UA College of Engineering 2011 Alumnus of the Year.

Vahan Garboushian is the...



Nick R. Schott

Nick Schott of Westford, Mass., has some great UA memories from the 1960s, when Tucson, Ariz., was still only a couple of hundred thousand strong and the UA football team, well, was probably...



Alum Is a State of Mind for Lou Schlesinger

Lou Schlesinger attended the University of Arizona from fall 1969 until spring 1974, majoring in metallurgical engineering. One class – metallurgical plant design – stood between him and a...



Arizona Native All About Having Enough Water

It is no wonder one of his favorite Arizona destinations is the Grand Canyon -- Lees Ferry to Mile 187, to be exact -- or that his second home is near Bonita Creek in southeastern Arizona, a fish...



Lalitha & Dhananjay Mahajan

Husband and wife program managers for Microsoft Corporation may reside in Seattle but still remember the opportunities and experiences while studying science and engineering at the UA. Here...



Bala Krishnan

The co-founder, president and chief product officer of Peel Technologies Inc. treats his company's escape from failure in 2008 like an awakening. After all, how were his co-founder and he to...