Cyrus Cantrell


Age: 72

research physicist and professor of electrical engineering and physics at the University of Texas at Dallas since 1980 who helped establish, build, and mentor the engineering and computer programs at UT Dallas, whose nearly half-century of research included theoretical and laser work at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, but who is credited with recruiting faculty to establish the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at the university in 1986.

Cause of Death: Complications of cancer

Born: October 4, 1940

Died: June 19, 2013

Plano, Texas