2016 Honorees 

Jason Dees Outstanding Young Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 2003, Louisiana Tech University
MS ME, 2006, University of Texas at Austin
PhD ME, 2010, University of Texas at Austin
Manager, Turbine Gas Path Lab at GE Global Research

Clifton Roozeboom Outstanding Young Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 2009, University of Texas at Austin
MS ME, 2012, Stanford University
PhD ME, 2015, Stanford University
Co-Founder and CEO, Myriad Sensors

Ron Nixon Distinguished Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 1978, University of Texas at Austin
Founder, The Catalyst Group, Inc.

Michael Khonsari Distinguished Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 1978, University of Texas at Austin
MS ME, 1979, University of Texas at Austin
PhD ME, 1983, University of Texas at Austin
Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Louisiana State University

Ron Hughes Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame
BS ME, 1970, University of Texas at Austin
Retired, Raytheon Principal Engineering Fellow

Glenn Goss Distinguished Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 1975, University of Texas at Austin
Chief Reservoir Engineer, ExxonMobil

Gary Vliet Honorary Mechanical Engineer
BS ChE, 1955, University of Alberta
MS, 1957, Stanford University
PhD, 1962, Stanford University
Professor Emeritus and W.R. Woolrich Professor in Engineering, UT Austin Department of Mechanical Engineering

Jeannie Falcon Honorary Mechanical Engineer
BS Physics, 1988, Carnegie Mellon University
MS ME, 1990, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD ME, 1994, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chief Engineer, Controls and Simulation at National Instruments

Milton Lee Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame
BS ME, 1971, University of Texas at Austin
Retired, CEO of CPS Energy

The following honorees are unable to attend this year’s ceremony, but will be recognized at next year's event:

Ed Hyman Mechanical Engineering Hall of Fame
BS ME, 1967, University of Texas at Austin
Chairman, Evercore ISI and Vice Chairman of Evercore

Cheryl Blanchard Distinguished Mechanical Engineer
BS Ceramics Engineering, Alfred University
MS Materials Science & Engineering, 1989, University of Texas at Austin
PhD Materials Science & Engineering, 1994, University of Texas at Austin
President and CEO, Microchips Biotech, Inc.

Michael McGarry Distinguished Mechanical Engineer
BS ME, 1980, University of Texas at Austin
President and Chief Executive Office, PPG Industries, Inc.

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