Index of Memorial Resolutions and Biographical Sketches
ROBERT WILLIAM BENE
Robert William Bené, retired professor of electrical engineering, died on October 26, 1995. He was 56. Burial was in Williams, Arizona.
Professor Bené was born on July 27, 1939, in Phoenix, Arizona. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 1961. He earned a master's degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1963. He was awarded a PhD from Stanford University in 1968.
Dr. Bené then joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin. He taught at UT Austin until his retirement in 1993. His research interest was solid state interface reactions and instabilities, and he authored over 30 published papers. Professor Bené received research awards from the National Science Foundation for 1981-83 and from Texas Instruments in 1986.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.