John Bardeen American physicist and electrical engineer. "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of the transistor effect" and "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory"
Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1947. William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain, co-inventors of the first transistor, initially fought over whose name got to appear on the patent application. This dispute led Bardeen (far left) to leave for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where the engineering quadrangle would eventually be called in his namesake. However, in 1956 when the trio was honored "for their researches on semiconductors and their discovery of…
John Bardeen (1908 – 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon N Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory.
...I became operational at the H-A-L plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January, 1992 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_from_Urbana,_Illinois John Bardeen, inventor of the transistor; awarded Nobel Prize in Physics (1956 & 1972); winner of IEEE Medal of Honor (1971)