Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame logoThe Wayne State University College of Engineering Hall of Fame was founded in 1983 to recognize and honor distinguished alumni who, through their leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation, have made significant industrial, educational and societal contributions to the engineering and computer science professions. The Hall of Fame celebrates the rich history of the College of Engineering and provides exceptional standards by which Wayne State University engineering students can measure success.

Hall of Fame inductees

  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
    Hussein Berry, M.B.A. ’06, M.S. ‘21, is vice president of airport operations at Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, where he is responsible for the strategic operations of Delta’s Detroit hub and 40 airport operations ― including over 1,000 daily departures and almost 10,000 Delta and business partner employees ...

  • Jay Iyengar, 2024
    Mechanical Engineering
    Jay Iyengar, M.S. '88, is Oshkosh Corporation’s executive vice president and chief technology and strategic sourcing officer, a position she has held since January 2022. She is responsible for Oshkosh’s vision and global strategy to drive investment, development and deployment of leading-edge technologies. Iyengar has over 30 years of d...

  • Biomedical Engineering
    King-Hay Yang, M.S. '81 and Ph.D. '85, was the Albert I. King Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University. He was appointed assistant professor in 1988 and later served as director of the WSU Bioengineering Center. He is recognized worldwide for his work on human models used in conjunction with injury mechanism investigations rela...

  • Mina Sooch, 2023
    Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    Mina Sooch, B.S. ’89, is a co-founder and CEO of Ocuphire Pharma, a late clinical stage biotech company focused on developing and commercializing small molecule drugs for unmet medical needs in the ocular disease space. With more than 25 years of pharmaceutical and biotech experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and strategist, Sooc...

  • Ami Shah, 2023
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Ami Shah, B.S. ‘91, is a managing director in Fortress Investment Group LLC’s Intellectual Property Group based in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on a wide variety of investment opportunities in connection with intellectual property. In 2022 she founded Level Set Capital, where she focuses on unlocking university and research insti...

  • Uma Raghavan, 2022
    Computer Science
    Uma Raghavan, M.S. ’94, is an entrepreneur in residence for the AI2 Incubator, an initiative of the Allen Institute in Seattle, Washington, and the CEO of a stealth healthcare/AI startup. Raghavan was previously the founder and CTO of Integris, a VC-funded enterprise software company, where she was responsible for the core technology vision o...

  • Chemical Engineering and Materials Science
    Nathan Cabbil, B.S. ’94, is a senior operation executive with 25 years of experience driving business transformation and operational change solutions for companies in diverse and rapidly evolving industries. Cabbil holds a bachelor’s in chemical engineering from Wayne State University is an alumnus of the GE Manufacturing Management Pro...

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    James B. King, B.S. '65, M.S. '67, is president of his own consulting firm specializing in total quality management, business process re-engineering, design-to-cost and supply chain management, outsourcing, performance measurements, supplier partnerships, and business strategy deployment. King began his career at Ford Motor Company, holding...

  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Andrew Hernandez, B.S. '84, joined Facebook in November 2020 as an electrical engineering SME. He was previously a principal electrical engineer for the U.S. and Americas operations at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, where he consulted and oversaw infrastructure and process design, safety, hazardous classifications, and other electrical subject matter...