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Kimball named Finley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering – Missouri S&T News and Research

Professor and students are in a classroom working with lab equipment. The professor is wearing a blue shirt and glasses, and he has a beard.
Dr. Jonathan Kimball, seen here working with students, is Missouri S&T’s new Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Photo by Sam O’Keefe, Missouri S&T.
Dr. Jonathan Kimball, professor of electrical and computer engineering (ECE) at Missouri S&T, has been named the Fred W. Finley Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
Kimball stepped into the role as ECE department chair in August. He joined the Missouri S&T faculty in 2008, where he has served as director of the Center for Research in Energy and Environment since 2019. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).
Kimball received a bachelor’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He received a master’s degree in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kimball worked in private industry for several years before joining S&T.
Fred W. Finley, a 1941 electrical engineering graduate from what was then known as Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, established the scholarship in 1987. Now deceased, Finley founded Finley Engineering Co. in Lamar, Missouri.
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On October 18, 2022. Posted in Academics & Faculty, College of Engineering and Computing, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Missouri S&T, Missouri University of Science and Technology, News
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Congratulations to Dr. Kimball-a welcome addition to the Finley Chair.
It is noteworthy that he is shown working with students- a feature of MO S&T that makes a degree all that more valuable because of the practical experience that students can obtain.
I hope to see him at the AECE meeting in April.
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