Three electrical and computer engineers with ties to Missouri University of Science and Technology were inducted into the Missouri S&T Academy of Electrical and Computer Engineers during the academy’s induction ceremony, which was held at the Comfort Suites Conference Center in Rolla, Missouri, on April 21.
The academy is an advisory group to the Missouri S&T electrical and computer engineering department. Founded in 1980, the academy is composed of alumni and other electrical and computer engineers who have made outstanding contributions to their profession.
New members are listed below:
— Dr. Sean J. Bentley of Farmingville, New York, associate professor of physics at Adelphi University, earned bachelor of science and master of science degrees in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1995 and 1997, respectively. He also holds a Ph.D. in optics from the University of Rochester. Bentley began his career as an assistant professor of physics at Adelphi University in 2003. He was named director of the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma for the American Institute of Physics in 2014. He holds one patent and has authored numerous book chapters, journal articles, archival papers and conference presentations and is working on a book. He is a member of several honor societies and professional organizations.
— Alan G. Erickson of Raymore, Missouri, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1975. Erickson retired in 2008 as manager of the instrumentation and controls department for Kiewit Power Engineers. He began his career as an instrumentation and controls engineer for Burns & McDonnell Engineering in 1975. Throughout his career he held positions of increasing responsibility at SOR Inc., Bibb and Associates and Kiewit. Erickson is an ordained minister and CFO at Grandview Community of Christ Church. He serves on the Miner Alumni Association board of directors and is a member of the board of Wedgwood International Seminar. He is webmaster for three non-profit websites, is a senior life member in the International Society of Automation and is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.
— Vincent J. Kunderman of Eureka, Missouri, a consulting engineer, earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Missouri S&T in 1975. Kunderman began his career as an engineer with Union Electric in 1975. He held engineer positions at Booker Associates and Electric Power Systems before being named chief electrical engineer at JonesMayer Inc. in 1987, and at Heideman and Associates in 1990. He has been a consulting engineer since 1992. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Missouri Society of Professional Engineers. He serves on the Electrical Board in Missouri and Illinois, is active in the Miner Alumni Association and is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri.