In memoriam: Professor Thomas E. Tice, 1924-2011
Thomas Earl Tice, former professor of electrical engineering at The Ohio State University and former director of the OSU Antenna Laboratory, passed away on December 20, 2011. He was 87.
Tice is a three-time alumnus of The Ohio State University. He completed his bachelor (1947), master’s (1948), and doctoral (1951) degrees in electrical engineering. He remained at Ohio State as a professor and director of the OSU Antenna Laboratory (now called the ElectroScience Laboratory), from 1954 to 1961.
Moving to Arizona in 1961, Tice became a chief engineer for Motorola Government Electronics Division for six years before he returned to teaching at Arizona State University. There Tice served as chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department for many years.
Tice is a World War II veteran, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, setting up communications and electronic air navigational aids in North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.