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Memorial service for Professor Emeritus Wen Ko

A memorial service for Professor Emeritus Wen Ko will be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at 10 a.m. at Amasa Stone Chapel. Ko passed away in December at his home in California. He was 94. A memorial service was held last week in Los Altos, California.

Ko had a productive professional life that spanned 60 years. Many in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Case School of Engineering had the opportunity to work closely with him. He was a pioneer in research in micro sensors, actuators, integrated microsystems, medical implants, telemetry and packaging.

A Case Institute of Technology alumnus, Ko was a prolific researcher having published approximately 150 journal papers and nearly 300 conference papers and accruing 26 patents. Among his many accomplishments include his founding of the Transducers Research Foundation and the Hilton Head Workshop series.

Additionally, Ko was the recipient of many awards, including the career achievement award at the Transducer International Conference and the Case Alumni Association’s Meritorious Service Award. He advised approximately 160 master’s and PhD students as a professor at Case Western Reserve University.

Ko’s children shared that “his spirit and intellect continued to be strong and curious up to the end.”

All in the Case Western Reserve University community are invited and welcome to attend to celebrate Dr. Ko’s life.