Two new Richard and Loan Hill Department of Biomedical Engineering appointments announced
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Dean Peter Nelson announced two new appointments in the biomedical engineering department.
“It gives me great pleasure to announce two new appointments to the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Biomedical Engineering as endowed by Richard Hill (BS ’74) and Loan Hill,” Nelson said. “The appointments include Richard and Loan Hill Clinical Professor Miiri Kotche and Richard and Loan Hill Chair Eben Alsberg.”
The appointments will be celebrated at an in-person investiture ceremony at a later date.
The Hills have donated more than $9 million to the university over the last few decades. Rick Hill graduated from UIC with a bachelor’s degree in bioengineering. He has held engineering and management positions at General Investiture Electric, Hughes Aircraft, Motorola, and Tektronix. In 1993, he became CEO of Novellus Systems, then a small semiconductor manufacturing equipment company in Silicon Valley, which he led to become one of the top semiconductor equipment manufacturers in the world. Hill retired in 2012 after selling Novellus to Lam Research for $3.3 billion.
Below are brief biographies of Miiri Kotche and Eben Alsberg.