(Died: February 21, 2007)
Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Inventor
William Lewis Hughes
Education: BS Elect. Eng., South Dakota. School of Mines & Technology, 1949; MS. & Ph.D. Elect. Eng., Iowa State. University, 1950, 1952.
Experience 1944-1993: U.S. Navy, WW II, Broadcast Engineer, Prof. of EE, Iowa State University, Oklahoma State University (Dept. Head), South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (VP of Academic Affairs, SDSM&T), President of InEn Corp., Stillwater, Oklahoma, Author of two engineering texts, contributor to five McGraw Hill Standard Engineering Handbooks, Author of 60+ technical papers in color television, energy systems, and electromagnetic theory. Holds 14 patents in color television and energy systems. Still teaches power electronics and guides graduate students. Life Fellow of IEEE. Currently Professor Emeritus of EE at SDSM&T. Lives in Rapid City, SD., Married, has four children and four grandchildren.
Patent: Motor http://www.faqs.org/patents/app/20080197740
"The late Professor Bill Hughes, Professor Emeritus of University of South Dakota, happened to be the peer reviewer of my papers published in Galilean Electrodynamics. I regret that we actually never met...
"I am not ready to take Hughes writings without reservations, but I believe (the) results of his works are important steps toward the true explanation of (the) nature of our world. I also believe that experimental results described in his book (The Electromagnetic Nature of Things) have to be on hand especially in respected institutions and to scientists striving for the truth of our nature.
"Considering Einstein's mentality and openmindedness, if Einstein and Hughes were alive today, they would be very good friends."
-- Jaroslav J. Kopernicky