Category: 2021 Inductees

Norma A. Alcantar

Norma A. Alcantar is a Professor of Chemical, Biomedical & Materials Engineering at the University of South Florida. Internationally known for her breakthroughs using plant-based technology to decontaminate water, Alcantar’s applications are imperative to future global sustainability and advances in biomedical applications for Alzheimer’s and cancer.

Mark E. Dean

Mark E. Dean is Professor Emeritus and former Interim Dean of the Tickle College of Engineering and John Fisher Distinguished Professor at the University of Tennessee. Former Chief Technology Officer of the Middle East and Africa for IBM, IBM Fellow and a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, Dean’s research focuses on advanced computer architecture, data centric computing and computational sciences.

Roberta D. Goode

Roberta D. Goode is the founder and President of Altrec, LLC in Coral Springs, Florida—a consultancy firm with the mission of sharing knowledge and improving patient outcomes through a unique collaboration with the US Food and Drug Administration to train the next generation of regulatory engineers. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Miami College of Engineering and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen is the President of DEKA Research and Development and part-time Florida resident. Internationally recognized as a disruptive innovator, entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science and technology, he is the inventor of such influential technologies as the Segway® and AutoSyringe™.

Susann Keohane

Susann Keohane is the IBM Watson Health Innovation Leader for Healthy Aging and Longevity as well as a Watson Health & Healthy Aging Innovation Leader. Born in Fort Myers, she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and has since become an expert in enabling human ability through emerging technologies with a strategic focus on accessibility research, aging-in-place Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and cognitive systems to deliver personalized insights and adaptive interfaces.

David M. Kotick

David M. Kotick is the Senior Scientific Technical Manager for Live Virtual Constructive at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. A Florida native and double graduate of the University of Central Florida, Kotick the is one of the U.S. Department of Defense’s leading subject matter experts in the field of virtual communications.

Rajiv K. Singh

Rajiv K. Singh is the Vice President of Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) Slurries at Entegris, Inc. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and former CEO and CTO of Sinmat, a start-up company he founded to focus on innovation and commercialization of CMP slurries. Singh is a leading expert in advanced semiconductor processing, including chemical mechanical polishing and innovative processing of next generation materials.