Academic Genealogy

Academic Genealogy

Dr. Mehdi Mirakhorli is hereby acknowledged for his outstanding research in establishing this academic genealogy. []


Thomas Alva Edison

Advisor of: Arthur E. Kennelly

Arthur had no graduate advisor, but he is one of a few gifted men who has been considered as Thomas A. Edison’s mentee. Arthur has been Edison’s Ex-Aids and stated “The privilege which I had being with this great man for six years was the greatest inspiration of my life.”


Arthur E. Kennelly

Advisor of: Vannevar Bush

Self Taught!
Faculty: M.I.T. & Harvard

Highlights: Apprenticed in Thomas Edison’s West Orange lab, Co-created the electric chair


Vannevar Bush

Advisor of: Frederick E. Terman

Ph.D. M.I.T. & Harvard
Dissertation Title: Oscillating-current Circuits: An Extension of the Theory of Generalized Angular Velocities, with Applications to the Coupled Circuit and the Artificial Transmission Line

Faculty: M.I.T.

Highlights: The first presidential science advisor (FDR), Primary organizer of the Manhattan Project, Proposed the Creation of the National Science Foundation.


Frederick E. Terman

Advisor of: Oswald Garrison Villard, Jr.

Sc.D. M.I.T.
Dissertation Title: Characteristics and Stability of Transmission Systems
Faculty: Stanford University
Highlights: Widely known (with William Shockley) as the father of Silicon Valley
Founding member of the National Academy of Engineering.


Oswald Garrison Villard, Jr.


Ph. D. Stanford University

Dissertation Title: A New Technique for Studying Meteors and the Upper Atmosphere

Faculty: Stanford University


Mac Elwyn Van Valkenburg

Advisor of: Stephen S. Yau

Ph. D. Stanford University

Dissertation Title: Polarization and Fading Studies of Meteoric Radio Echoes

Faculty: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Stephen S. Yau

Advisor of: Sheikh Iqbal Ahamed, Doo-Hwan Bae, Carl K. Chang, William Chu, Weider Yu

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Faculty: Northwestern University