Gene Slottow

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man looking at computer partsH. Gene Slottow received his B.S. in physics from the University of Chicago, a M.S. in electrical engineering from John Hopkins University and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Illinois. He was a professor of electrical engineering, and engineer with the Coordinated Sciences Laboratory and the Computer-Based Education Research Laboratory from 1968-1986. He received the Frances Rice Darne Memorial Award from the Society for information Display in 1973. He would be elected as a fellow to the Society for Information Display in 1975 for his involvement in display technology. He is known for his collaborative work on the plasma display with Donald Blitzer and Robert Willson.

– Digital Computer Laboratory. The plasma display was originally developed for PLATO terminals, which were originally created in the Digital Computer Laboratory.


H. G. Slottow. H. Gene Slottow Papers, 1942-89. Record Series 11/6/29, Box 1 Photographs. University of Illinois Archives.

Irvin, G. (2013, April 29). ECE Alumni Inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Retrieved March 5, 2015, from