Mohamed Makhlouf: Induction into the Francis Crowe Society
Mohamed Makhlouf (Electrical Engineering, class of 1975) will be inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Francis Crowe Society at the fall induction on December 9, 4:30pm in the Hill Auditorium. The Francis Crowe Society recognizes new UMaine engineering graduates as well as distinguished alumni.
Mohamed is originally from Palestine. His family moved to Egypt to escape the turmoil of war. Later Mohamad moved to Libya for work, then to the U.S. for school. At UMaine, he and Jeff Jones were both non-traditional students, and became friends. Mohamad’s thesis project involved developing a communication device for a paralyzed child, who could only move one finger. The boy lived into his forties, and wrote prolifically. Jeff improved successive prototypes, and students in the EET department produced ten more devices for other people. After graduating from UMaine, Mohamed had a twenty year career at Wang Laboratories in MA designing computer systems.