Florida Inventors HOF, IL Citizen Engineer of the Year, & Dayton Hire (Sept. 2017)

Earlier this month, the fourth class of the Florida Inventors Hall of Fame was inducted. Among the eight inventors “recognized for their innovations that have revolutionized global communications, provided better health care, and advanced artificial intelligence and other modern technologies,” was Richard D. Gitlin, Sc.D. (NY H ’64), a distinguished professor of engineering at the University of South Florida.

According to this news article, Dr. Gitlin co-invented DSL (digital subscriber line), a technology that allowed Internet access over telephone networks. Other inductees include:

Issa E. Batarseh, Ph.D. (IL Z ’85) – Director, Florida Power Electronics Center at University of Central Florida
T. Dwayne McCay, Ph.D. (AL A ’68) – president and CEO of the Florida Institute of Technology


Matthew T. Brolley, IL Z ’05, has been named the Illinois Citizen Engineer of the Year by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Illinois Section. Brolley is an engineer with V3 Companies, is serving his second term as Mayor of Montgomery (IL), and is Montgomery Village President. Read the announcement.

Brolley is an active member of Engineers without Borders and is committed to leading with his civil engineering expertise in working with Montgomery’s staff and village board to develop and fund long-term infrastructure improvement plans and alternatives for the future water supply. In addition, he is running for Congress.


The University of Dayton (OH) has announced the hiring of Richard S. Krysiak Jr., P.E. (OK G ’88), as the new vice president for facilities management and planning. Krysiak is a retired Air Force civil engineering officer and facilities management professional who will start his new position on October 9, 2017.

Previously, he was vice president and energy consultant for Cenergistic Inc., and before that he spent ten years as director for facilities management and chief facilities officer at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Krysiak’s bachelor’s degree is in industrial engineering and management from OSU. Click here to read the article


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