Remembering Lyle C. Wilcox, Ph.D

Dean WilcoxFor fifteen years, Wilcox taught and conducted research at Clemson University in the emerging areas of digital computation, solid-state electronics, smart manufacturing and bioengineering.  His leadership in innovative teaching methods included bringing business, government and educational programs into collaborative projects, drew considerable grant support and national recognition. One of the nations first on-line educational networks was installed between 12 schools and the university community.  Wilcox rose through the faculty ranks holding an endowed professorship while also serving as Department Head, Associate Dean and for seven years, the Dean of the College. 

Additional information on Dr. Wilcox’s career:

  • Principal investigator of various research projects spanning the period from 1964 to 1981, with funding from the government programs such as NSF and from the private sector as well. 
  • Patents were awarded in the development of smart instrumentation sensors
  • Made several appearances before congressional  committees for appropriations and authorizations on issues dealing with energy research and production and deep space power systems design.
  • In the corporate environment, initiated total quality management programs and directed and funded over a half million dollars worth of joint corporate university projects during the past few years, several focusing on innovative applications of expert systems in management and design.
  •  Held executive level positions at both Telex and Purolator serving on the executive committees of those companies. Operational assignments included engineering, corporate quality, public relations, strategic developments, joint venture analysis, product management, sales and marketing to American auto makers and primary responsibility for advanced product development including developing joint partnerships with universities for research support.
 
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