Electrical Engineering Professor S. J. T. (John) Owen joined the OSU faculty as the Tektronix Chair in Electrophysics in 1975. He became head of the Electrical Engineering Department in 1978 and Dean of the College of Engineering in 1990. Owen was internationally prominent in the fields of solid state electronics and semiconductors. He was instrumental in the construction of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building which was named in his honor as Owen Hall in 1999. Owen died suddenly at his home in Philomath, Oregon, on February 15, 1997.
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