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September 24, 2001

Engineering Professor Clarence Schultz Dies at 81

Clarence W. Schultz, 81, professor emeritus of electrical engineering, died Sept. 9. at the Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Schultz joined the University in 1948.

Eric Donkor, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, says Schultz was a disciplined scholar and made a wide range of contributions to electrical engineering. His areas of expertise included electromagnetics, antennas, engineering acoustics, digital integrated circuits, microwave systems, ferroelectri c ceramics, electromagnetic desalination of sea water, superconductivit y and superconducting magnets, propagation of electromagnetic waves, radio astronomy, cosmology, and astrophysics.

He was a member of the American Society for Engineering Education; the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; the American Physical Society; Sigma Xi; and Professional Engineers of Connecticut.

"Schultz will be remembered for his dedication to his students and his dedication to teaching," says Donkor. He adds that Schultz was deeply involved in the University community, and attended numerous lectures in physics, at the Jewish center, and in a range of other areas.

Schultz was a founding faculty advisor of the UConn chapter of the Inter-Varsity Christian fellowship. A student of the Bible and of Hebrew, he spent many summers studying Hebrew at the Ulpan Akiva in Netanya, Israel.

Born in Deer Park, Wis., Schultz earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering with high distinction from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University. He also held a degree from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Ill.

Schultz is survived by a brother, two sons, and five grandchildren.

Brent C. Evans

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