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FALL 2013, Issue No. 30

Educating the 21st Century Engineer



nergy is coursing through the corridors of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. In September members of the class of 2017 took their first classes, bringing with them a diversity of backgrounds, an astounding record of high school achievement and the promise of combining engineering knowledge and leadership skills to change the world for the better. In addition, eight new faculty members joined the school as the new academic year began. Two of them, Distinguished Professor Ali Mosleh, MS ’78, PhD ‘81, and Professor Xiaoshun Li, occupy endowed chairs, reflecting their groundbreaking accomplishments in risk and reliability analysis and manufacturing engineering, respectively. We are pleased that they are joining our prestigious faculty roster. Some 26 affiliated faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering, and more than 50 members of our faculty are winners of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Even as we prepare for the exciting days and years ahead, we remain close to our alumni and


Vijay K. Dhir

associate Deans

Richard D. Wesel

Academic and Student Affairs

Jenn-Ming Yang


Tsu-Chin Tsao

James C. Liao

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Research and Physical Resources

Jens Palsberg

Assistant Dean

M.C. Frank Chang

Chief Financial Officer

Vijay K. Dhir Dean

Dwight C. Streit

Benjamin Wu

Jonathan P. Stewart

Mary Okino


Department chairs

International Initiatives and Online Programs

Jane P. Chang

others who have been so generous in their support of the school. UCLA Engineering recently launched the Alumni Legacy Campaign for Engineering VI, our new 150,000-square-foot Anchor for Innovation. The building, now under construction, will house stateof-the-art labs, an alumni center, a 250-seat learning facility and much more. Alumni who participate in the campaign will have their names placed on a permanent display in the lobby of the building. We look forward to working with both new and familiar faces as we prepare in 2014 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

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Communications Manager and Writer

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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ExternaL Affairs Communications

Office of ExternaL Affairs

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Executive Director

Bill Kisliuk

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UCLA researchers lead the way

Lessons from the Northridge

UCLA engineers in different

city of the future

shaking all over

Healing Strokes

on green energy, clean water and

Earthquake as the

disciplines innovate to help stroke

smart transportation.

20 anniversary nears.

patients recover.


Preparing For Tomorrow Breaking boundaries to teach the

next generation of engineers.


2 | 2012-2013 in Review 4 | Breakthroughs 16 | School News 20 | Alumni News 28 | Faculty News 33 | 2012-2013 Report

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science




160 Ph.D.

gifts to ucla engineering

545 M.S.

gifts by purpose

1 Student Support  8.5% Program Research  26% Faculty %

683 B.S.


Capital Projects 



*Two students earned Engineer Degrees.






research expenditures



U.S. patents awarded Publications UCLA Engineering faculty published 13 books, 21 chapters, 632 journal articles and 428 conference proceedings.

ENROLLMENT 2012-2013

3,232 856 920 5,008





editorial positions UCLA Engineering faculty held 37 editorships, 60 associate editorships and 6 guest editorships.

Alumni At Work Top locations for UCLA Engineering Graduates

Around the World North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,283 Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 508 Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 152 Middle East and Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 South and Central America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Australia and New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31,033


United States Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 631 Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 509 Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 Colorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361 Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 336 U.S. Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,257


California Los Angeles County . . . . . . . . . 12,114 Orange County . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,307 San Mateo/Santa Clara . . . . . . . 2,822 San Francisco/Alameda . . . . . . . 1,667 San Diego County . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,370 California Total . . . . . . . . . . 24,501


Leading the way to Sustainable Energy Yang Yang Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr., Chair in Engineering Bruce Dunn Nippon Sheet Glass Company Chair in Materials Science Richard Kaner Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Materials Science and Engineering Kang Wang Raytheon Chair in Electrical Engineering


sing the sun and materials too small to see with the naked eye, researchers from several

disciplines are making breakthroughs in sustainable energy. Yang Yang’s researchers nearly doubled the efficiency of a photovoltaic cell they created last year. The new two-layer, see-through polymer

cell absorbs more light than single-layer devices and uses light from a wider portion of the spectrum.

Cells could be placed on windows, sunroofs and smartphone displays to harvest energy from the sun.

Above, a two-layer photovoltaic cell developed in 2013 absorbs more light than single-layer devices and uses light from a wider portion of the spectrum. At left, an illustration of a new form of niobium oxide synthesized by UCLA researchers.

Bruce Dunn’s lab took a step toward developing a “supercapacitor” that could improve the

power delivery of systems ranging from urban electrical grids to the brakes in hybrid vehicles.

Researchers synthesized a form of niobium oxide that shows high capability for both the rapid

storage and release of energy. As a result, electrodes as much as 40 microns thick — about the

same width as many commercial battery components — can store and deliver energy on the same time scales as electrodes more than 100 times thinner.

Richard Kaner’s lab developed a technique that uses a DVD burner to fabricate graphene-

based supercapacitors. Made from a one-atom–thick layer of graphitic carbon, the micro-superca-

pacitors also can be manufactured on a chip and may help to store energy from solar, mechanical

and thermal sources, making more efficient self-powered systems for pacemakers and other devices.

A team led by Kang Wang displayed the ability

to harness excess heat generated by computers



and appliances and convert it for practical use. The

advance in spintronics – in which researchers used the spin of electrons, rather than their charge, for

the energy to move a domain wall within a device

– could lead to more efficient appliances and information-processing devices.  n

An illustration of a graphene-based micro-supercapacitor.

Software Encryption Solution Blocks Code Breakers I

Amit Sahai Professor of Computer Science

n the first successful attempt at “software obfuscation,”

researchers have designed a system to encrypt software so that it only allows users to access a program as intended

while stopping anyone from deciphering the code behind it. The key to the mechanism is a new type of “multilinear

jigsaw puzzle” that thwarts attempts to find out why and how the software works. An adversary seeking to reverse

engineer software protected by the jigsaw puzzle would

have to solve mathematical problems that take hundreds

of years to work out on today’s computers.  n

A System to Simplify Fluid Flows I

Dino Di Carlo Associate Professor of Bioengineering

n a development that could improve a variety of medical,

scientific and manufacturing processes, researchers have

Fluid stream in a microchannel.

analyze blood, for example, squeeze a central flow in a

limited. Researchers developed a system allowing users to

fluid-motion equations. Today, diagnostic devices that

pipe with a surrounding flow — a process called hydrody-

pick fluid flow shapes from a library of options, providing

cells. But the ability to control the shape of such streams is

the desired shape.  n

namic focusing — to achieve uniform measurements of

the size and location of pillars within a channel to yield


without the need to solve complex and time-consuming


identified a way to control the shape of flowing fluids

engineering THE

City of the Future UCLA Engineering faculty are improving lives in an interconnected world, developing smarter cars, improving solar technology and removing pollution from the air, water and soil.



Here are just a few of the projects designed to move us forward.

Steven Margulis, Civil and Environmental Engineering, is using satellite data to develop more precise methods to measure the Sierrra snowpack, which could help guide urban use of water.

Rajit Gadh, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is designing smart electric vehicle charging stations and grid interfaces to make hybrid and electric cars more practical.

Mario Gerla, Computer Science, joint with Urban Planning and Atmospheric Sciences, is developing Green City vehicle network architecture to prevent accidents, control traffic congestion and mitigate pollution.

Eric Hoek, Civil and Environmental Engineering, develops novel membrane materials for seawater desalination, municipal wastewater reuse and industrial water recycling, including waters extracted during oil and gas production.

Richard Wirz, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is developing a new, low-cost approach to solar thermal energy storage by using advanced fluids in their supercritical state.

Engineers and public policy leaders from around the world are engaged in the critical mission to make cities more sustainable. Scientific journals including Science and Nature are peppered with research charting the challenges of

increased urbanization and climate change, while the

United Nations and nonprofits such as the New Cities

Foundation – whose members include research universities, policymakers and industry representatives – call for innovations in transportation, infrastructure and

Mani Srivastava, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, is developing low-cost sensing and control technologies to reduce water and energy use in buildings.

smart cars, efficient infrastructure, safe water delivery systems, sustainable new materials and reduction of

greenhouse gases, with dozens of faculty members and

their researchers working in these areas. As Jeffrey Sachs, a development economist at Columbia University, told Nature, the challenges are too great for policymakers

alone. “These problems are very complex and practical, and the diplomatic process cannot accommodate this. The transformation we need has to be innovative and technology based, solving local problems.”  n

Gaurav Sant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, is developing low-CO2footprint and energyefficient cement and concrete materials to reduce greenhouse gases produced in construction and operation of buildings and infrastructure.

Ann Karagozian, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is exploring control and optimization of flows in aircraft engine systems to enable utilization of cleaner and more efficient alternative fuels.

Shaily Mahendra, Civil and Environmental Engineering, is developing environmental remediation technologies using microbes that can detoxify industrial contaminants in soil and water resources.


Yang Yang, Materials Science and Engineering, is designing clear photovoltaic cells that can harvest solar energy as they coat the windows of skyscrapers, car sunroofs and cellphone screens.

Applied Science is leading the way in renewable energy,


sustainable food and water supplies.

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and

k h g a n S i all over

For UCLA researchers, the Northridge Earthquake reverberates nearly 20 years later By Bill Kisliuk

n Jan. 17, 1994, the Northridge Earthquake ripped

through Southern California, taking roughly 60 lives and

causing as much as $41 billion worth of damage. The

quake is still reverberating in civil engineering circles, as it exposed previously unrecognized vulnerabilities in buildings, bridges and earth structures.

In the weeks immediately after the quake, Jonathan

Stewart inspected broad swaths of Los Angeles and

surrounding regions, looking for patterns in the structural damage, ruptures of buried

pipelines and buckled pavements.



Then a UC Berkeley grad student and now the chair of the UCLA

“We have these leaps when we carefully investigate a

significant event,” Stewart said. “Northridge advanced us in terms of technical knowledge and public policy.”

Today Stewart and many of his UCLA colleagues

specialize in earthquake engineering.

Scott Brandenberg does research in geotechnical

earthquake engineering and geophysical imaging and

analysis. In 2010 he and Stewart co-led a field test in which they simulated the earthquake response of a levee in Photo: Walter Urie


California’s Sacramento-San

Joaquin Delta – where a levee

system delivers water to millions of people. The goal was to better

Civil and Environmental

understand the behavior of the

led a team of several dozen

many Delta levees.

Engineering Department, Stewart

researchers who generated a

detailed and widely circulated

report on the quake’s effects.

peaty organic soils underlying t UCLA Civil and Environmental

Engineering Department Chair Jonathan Stewart.

Photo: Walter Urie

Ertugrul Taciroglu works in soil-structure interaction

and how structures respond to extreme events. He is

studying the durability of L.A.’s Watts Towers and is

modeling the centuries-old collapse of the Lighthouse

in Alexandria, Egypt – one of the Seven Wonders of the

Ancient World.

Mladen Vucetic studies the behavior of common

soils such as clay, silt and sand in response to shear stress caused by seismic shaking.

In his Boelter Hall laboratory, John Wallace regularly

simulates the effects of earthquakes on structural systems. He is recognized world-wide as an expert on the behavior

and performance of reinforced concrete structures. Jian Zhang focuses on the engineering and

structural dynamics of bridges. As an advisor, she helped a team of UCLA undergraduates win the Earthquake

Engineering Research Institute Seismic Design Competition

in both 2012 and 2013.

Stewart, who won a UCLA Distinguished Teaching

Award in 2012, works in soil-structure interaction, ground motion characterization and seismic ground failure. Because understanding these topics is essential for

mitigating seismic risks, Stewart said, students who

perform research in these areas “are in great demand

among civil engineering firms.”

Post-Northridge studies provided new insights into

the vulnerabilities of steel frame and concrete buildings,

the relationships between ground deformations and pipe

breaks, seismic deformations of man-made earth structures,

and the ways the geology of the Los Angeles basin affects

the spatial distribution of ground shaking. UCLA faculty are leaders in understanding these problems and translating that knowledge into better engineering designs.

“Our resilience as a community ultimately increased

improves public safety and resilience, that’s the work of UCLA’s earthquake engineers.”  n

u From left: Researchers Christopher Segura (on ladder), Christopher Hilson and Christopher Motter in John Wallace’s lab.


in its aftermath,” Stewart said. “Turning the disastrous

consequences of earthquakes into useful knowledge that


as a result of Northridge and what engineers learned

Stroke Recovery Across disciplines, researchers hasten the pace of restored health

Healthcare is no longer the exclusive province of doctors and nurses. Across disciplines, UCLA Engineering faculty are working to address medical problems, including strokes that kill more than five million people a year and affect many millions more. By Matthew Chin and Bill Kisliuk Photo: Walter Urie

One application is to deliver stem cells to parts of the brain damaged after a blood clot or burst vessel causes a stroke. Segura is part of a team of UCLA faculty – including biologist Bill Lowry and Dr. Tom Carmichael, a clinical neurologist and neuroscientist at the Geffen School of Medicine – exploring how these stem cells could transform into different neurons and help restore lost brain functionality.

Tatiana Segura’s lab is refining methods of delivering stem cells to areas of the brain damaged by strokes.




atiana Segura is an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering

whose focus is regenerative medicine, in particular therapeutic angiogenesis – restoring

Segura is encapsulating stem cells in a Hydrogels bearing stem cells that spur damaged parts of the brain to heal.

synthetic hydrogel matrix to improve their chance of survival as they transport signaling molecules that invite blood cells and other cells to come into the damaged area. “We’re hoping this matrix will protect the

normal blood flow to damaged or diseased

cells from the surrounding environment that

tissues. Segura’s lab seeks to deliver molecules

causes the cells to die, and also provide other

that signal to healthy tissue to restore blood

biological signals that are needed for growth,”

flow to adjacent damaged tissue.

she said.

Photo: Walter Urie

Segura’s fine-tuning of the hydrogels has resulted in big strides forward, according to Carmichael. “Dr. Segura has had a crucial role in the innovative design of new biomaterials for brain repair in stroke,” he said. “She has pursued new

of growth factors, altered presentation of growth factors to adjacent cells and tissues, and (designed) modifiable hydrogel backbones to modulate gel stiffness and durability in injured brain tissue.”


Wireless Monitoring

Wireless Health Institute sensors monitor and improve efforts by stroke patients to regain strength.

technology from patients and practitioners in

at the UCLA Wireless Health Institute have

an array of cultures and social conditions.

developed advanced motion sensor systems

The full results are soon to be published,

and information technology for use by patients

and Kaiser and Dobkin state the trial shows the

seeking to regain mobility after a stroke. The

devices can reliably monitor recovery over time

sensors, on lightweight ankle bracelets, collect

and fine-tune care for people coming back

detailed information that is processed by new

from a stroke.

algorithms to reveal a person’s gait, speed

The Wireless Health Institute, Kaiser

and distance walked, as well as how quickly

said, “is focused on the development of new

they are regaining a balanced stride. Wireless

about how patients are performing. The devices make it easy to track recovery efforts and progress among patients who live in remote areas or who cannot easily visit a doctor. In 2012 Kaiser and the Wireless Health Institute team, which includes Computer

sensors on more than 150 people in 11 countries

not just the device, but also the response to the

UCLA neurology experts, he and his colleagues

accessible database and provide vital feedback

School, tested the latest generation of low-cost

Reinforcement of Activity (SIRRACT) trial to test

recovery with a unique perspective. Guided by

to rapidly transfer data to an internationally

neurologist Dr. Bruce Dobkin of the Geffen

for the Stroke Inpatient Rehabilitation

Kaiser is developing solutions for stroke

allow practitioners or rehabilitating patients

Science Professor Majid Sarrafzadeh and

on five continents. Dobkin set the objectives

lectrical Engineering Professor William

interfaces and USB ports on the sensors

William Kaiser and his team develop sophisticated sensors to track patient rehab and recovery from strokes.

A recent version of a Wireless Health Institute sensor for stroke patients.

healthcare delivery, new diagnostic capability and new guidance systems for advancing healthcare. This requires the vision of medical science and clinical experts and depends on their guidance of system development. The SIRRACT trial is an ideal example of our mission, and has advanced our mission by providing the insight and evaluation needed to enable the next steps in international motion monitoring.”  n


hydrogel platforms to enable controlled release


engineering applications, modified existing

The 21 Century Engineer st

Universities must expand and alter the curriculum to teach the next generation of engineers By Bill Kisliuk


ducating the next generation of engineers

recognition of the role of the social sciences within

will require universities to shed old constraints

the engineering domain,” said Norman Fortenberry,

and embrace areas beyond the traditional

the executive director of the American Society of


Engineering Education.

That view reflects a growing consensus from educational and industry leaders, as well as

received his master’s degree and doctorate from

students, at a time of explosive technological break-

UCLA Engineering and is now vice president and

throughs and emerging data, energy, environmental

chief internet evangelist for Google, said disciplines

and medical challenges.

within engineering schools are essentially


“Engineering schools are beginning to recognize


Vint Cerf, a founding father of the Internet who

constructs designed to help administrators keep a

the value of interdisciplinary approaches, not only

school humming, not divisions between different

within engineering or the physical sciences, but in

fields of study.

“We should be very wary of overcompartmentalizing knowledge,” said Cerf. “The honest truth is that it’s all a continuum.” As a first step in making a paradigm shift, in 2007 the UCLA Henry Samueli School of

“Engineers must be aware of society’s needs and then be able to fuse technology and leadership to serve the greater good.” –Vijay K. Dhir, dean of UCLA Engineering

Engineering and Applied Science instituted a requirement that undergraduate students take a three-course technical breadth program outside of

the National Science Foundation, acknowledges

their disciplines.

that rearranging the structure of engineering education will prove difficult. “But unless we surmount that challenge,”

like to see technical breadth education expanded

Fortenberry said. “Our students won’t be able to

to include fields outside of engineering. Engineers

address real challenges in the real world.”

greater good.” Fortenberry, a former member of the

STUDENTS SPEAK Students who recently received their bachelor’s degrees from UCLA Engineering say the technical

engineering faculty at Florida A&M University who

breadth courses and exposure to multiple

later led the undergraduate education division at

disciplines are paying off.


must be aware of society’s needs and then be able to fuse technology and leadership to serve the


“This century is a technology century,” said Vijay K. Dhir, dean of UCLA Engineering. “I would

“Not only do we need technical depth, but we need people who can see all 360 degrees of problem.” –Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric

Kirsten Gradel graduated from UCLA with a

Alan Kuo earned a bachelor’s degree in

bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering in 2012

electrical engineering from UCLA in 2010 and is

and is now an aerodynamics engineer for a firm

now pursuing an M.D. at the David Geffen School

in the Pacific Northwest. The technical breadth

of Medicine at UCLA. Though he enrolled at UCLA

courses she took at UCLA were in the area of

Engineering before technical breadth courses

technology management. “My full-time job ended up being related to sales and marketing, so the business and finance

became mandatory, he said exposure to different disciplines “taught me how to think.” Kuo said the systems and signals classes he

background (of the technical breadth courses)

took gained new meaning when he heard electrical

was extremely beneficial,” Gradel said. “It’s hard

engineering professor William Kaiser, who is

to go into too much depth in undergraduate work

developing sensors for healthcare applications,

and actually end up working in the same field

address the potential for biosensors in medical care.

in industry.”

Engineering, Kuo said, is “not rote memorization. It’s how to be analytical.”

CHANGING GEARS The movement towards a more broad engineering education is taking several forms. At UC Berkeley, Dean S. Shankar Sastry notes the College of Engineering is planning to incorporate a new design experience curriculum across all departments, emphasizing creative hands-on design-and-build projects in multidisciplinary teams, starting in the freshman year and fully integrated throughout all four undergraduate years. Fortenberry sees other disciplines moving in what he sees as the promising direction of

“competency-based education,” with some students moving more quickly than others through fundamental courses based on their command of the material. “Instead of measuring seat time,” Fortenberry said, “you measure knowledge and skill acquisition.” John Cohn approaches these issues from the perspectives of both academia and industry. An IEEE Fellow and also an IBM Fellow in IBM Corporate Technical Strategy, Cohn is an adjunct professor of engineering at the University of Vermont and travels the world to talk engineering with students and industry representatives. “With the debate about fundamentals versus meta-skills, I have been concerned that our effort of trying to squeeze so much knowledge into our education is that we are squeezing out the real part — problem-solving,” Cohn said.

“…We need people who can solve problems that haven’t been solved, maybe problems that haven’t been imagined.” –John Cohn Whatever the engineering discipline, he said, the most important educational element is lab time. “We don’t need employees who know how to follow instructions or look in the back of the book,” he said. “We need people who can solve problems that haven’t been solved, maybe problems that haven’t been imagined.” The same message emanates from large firms that are hiring today’s graduates, and will hire tomorrow’s. “To be successful, you need first to be technically capable,” General Electric Co. Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt told the audience at the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges

we need people who can see all 360 degrees of problem, which includes technical innovation, public policy, political science and understanding cultural issues.”  n Matthew Chin contributed to this article.

p From

top, ASEE Executive Director Norman Fortenberry; Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf, MS ‘70 PhD 72; IEEE and IBM Fellow John Cohn; UCLA Engineering Dean Vijay K. Dhir and UC Berkeley Engineering Dean S. Shankar Sastry.


“Not only do we need technical depth, but


conference in 2010.


News A Huge Boost for the Future of UCLA Engineering


elivering the largest single gift ever to UCLA from Asia, David Mong,

’84, has donated $5 million to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of

Engineering and Applied Science. The gift supports the 150,000-squarefoot Engineering VI building, which is now under construction. Within Engineering VI, UCLA Engineering will create the Dr. William

M. W. Mong Memorial Learning Center, a 250-seat conference and p David Mong with his father,

Dr. William M. W. Mong. Behind them, a portrait of Dr. Mong and longtime business partner Konosuke Matsushita.

educational facility named in honor of Mong’s late father, a leader in education, public service and international relations who founded the Hong Kong-based Shun Hing Group. Launched as a distributor of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (now Panasonic) products, Shun Hing Group, where David Mong is now vice chairman, employs more than 1,800 people in electronics, logistics, engineering and related businesses. “We never forget that social responsibility is a cornerstone of our corporate responsibilities,” Mong said. "This extraordinary contribution will play a critical role in educating generations of UCLA engineers,” said Vijay K. Dhir, dean



of UCLA Engineering.  n

independently, but now they must cross

disciplines to address the multifaceted

problems of our society, especially the

challenge in sustainability,” said Jane P. Chang, UCLA Engineering’s associate dean for

research and physical resources.

The $11.9 million project, which has

from bioengineering to computer science

overhauled nine labs so far and will update

UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Science Foundation research infrastructure

are collaborating to solve problems, and the and Applied Science is opening new facilities to match the times.

In addition to the state-of-the-art

Engineering VI building rising nearby, at

venerable Boelter Hall in 2013 the school

created four new “collaboratories” to

encourage engineers doing related research to work near each other. The new labs

will foster advances in sustainable energy,

nanotechnology and conversion of greenhouse gases into fuels. The labs are

themselves an experiment, as electrical

engineering professor Mani Srivastava has outfitted them with sensors capturing

data on water and energy use.

four more, is funded by a $7.5 million National

grant and $4.4 million provided by UCLA and UCLA Engineering.  n

Academic departments once worked independently, but now they must cross disciplines to address the multifaceted problems of our society.

—Jane P. Chang


ncreasingly, researchers working in fields

“Academic departments once worked


The school opened four new labs in the spring of 2013

New Labs for a New Era in Engineering I

Living in a Materials World t Veronica Augustyn,

center, in red, and Professor Bruce Dunn, one row above and at right, during the JUAMI conference.


aking intercontinental

Augustyn said young

connections through materials

materials scientists were

played a key role in building

other, know of each other, form

science, UCLA researchers

encouraged “to meet each

the global strength of their

a network and collaborate as

discipline and clean energy

we move through our careers.”

technologies at a December

She has started down

2012 conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Joint U.S.-Africa Materials Initiative was created

to forge ties between leading research universities in the

United States and materials scientists from six African

countries. Bruce S. Dunn, the Nippon Sheet Glass Company

Chair in Materials Science at UCLA, taught at the two-week

conference sponsored by the National Science Foundation.



Researcher Veronica Augustyn, who has since earned

her Ph.D. in materials science from UCLA, was among the 50 attendees.

Professors lectured in the mornings, and small groups

of U.S. and African students took on homework in the

afternoons. “This format provided an ideal environment for

students to not only learn fundamental concepts, but also to interact with one another,” Dunn said.

that path in earnest.

Augustyn, University of

Dar-es-Salaam graduate student Nathan Komba and

MIT graduate student Nancy Twu are submitting a

proposal for joint research into aqueous energy storage.

Augustyn also seeks to extend the UCLA California NanoSystems Institute's outreach program to

undergraduates in Africa. She said she has seen

first-hand the potential for engineering gains in Africa.

“There’s basically an entire continent of talented scientists and researchers that is untapped by the Western world,”

she said. “Also, I really understand what ‘the developing world’ means now. Addis Ababa is growing super-

fast; there are cranes everywhere. They are looking for

renewable energy ideas, and they don’t have to overhaul existing systems.”  n


Photos Courtesy GradImages

2013 Commencement bout 1,400 students from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering

and Applied Science took to the floor of the new Pauley Pavilion in their caps and gowns on June 15 for the school’s 49th commencement ceremony. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., who flew aboard the Space Shuttle four times and twice served as mission commander, offered the commencement address. Some 160 students, more than one for every UCLA Engineering professor, earned doctorates in 2012-13, along with roughly 680 students who earned bachelor’s degrees and 545 who earned master’s degrees. Student speaker Regan Patterson, who obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, described the sacrifices that generations of women in her family have made to create a better life for others. She said those fortunate enough to study engineering at UCLA must use their knowledge to serve a higher purpose. “Our education gives us a responsibility to

p (top

to bottom) A student waves to familiar faces and works the cellphone during the UCLA Engineering commencement ceremony; Student Speaker Regan Patterson addresses her fellow graduates; NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, Jr., draws a warm response during his commencement address; students celebrate after taking the last steps in earning their diplomas.



positively impact society,” she said.  n



news news news

All Engineers in the Family T

he brothers Vu stayed close to each other at UCLA Engineering, and in the 32 years since Tung Vu, oldest of the four, first enrolled, the family has stayed close to the school. Among them, the brothers have six engineering degrees and one physics degree from

UCLA. Tung Vu, MS ’83, PhD ’88, works at Aerospace Corp. Hoai Vu, MS ’85, Engineer ’87, PhD ’89, is at LinQuest Corp. in Culver City. Hoanh Vu, physics ’85, is an engineering professor at UC San Diego. Toan Vu, MS ’90, is at Honeywell. In all, 10 members of the family have attended or are attending UCLA. As students, Tung studied under mechanical and aerospace engineering professor (and now Dean) Vijay K. Dhir, Hoai counted Dhir among his thesis advisors, and Hoanh worked for Dhir. Both Hoai and Toan remember Professor Cornelius Leondes, who was their advisor, for his



p From left: Bach, Vien,

Toan, Hoanh, Hoai and Tung Vu.

kindness and inspiration. At a recent gathering – joined by Tung’s sons Vien, ’12, and Bach, ’13 – all four brothers laughed about their clandestine searches for treasure in bins of discarded lab equipment and discussed the reasons they believe in UCLA. Toan Vu said he hears people say their studies do not apply to their real life, but for him the opposite is true. “At UCLA I learned a lot; I use a lot,” he said. Hoai Vu said that in his decades in the profession he has found that UCLA engineers have a solid grasp of the fundamentals and a strong work ethic. “Give a job to a UCLA engineer, and you can trust it will come back right,” he said.  n


Catching Up with JAmES Collins ’50


meet Col. Harland Sanders.

ames Collins earned his civil engineering degree

He returned as the agent

from UCLA in 1950 and has laid tile in, wired and

Collins was following his father into civil engineering

for Kentucky Fried Chicken

from San Diego to San Luis

Obispo. A few years later, Collins bought into the Sizzler

when he used the GI Bill to enroll at UCLA. He liked

steakhouse chain. He spent more than 30 years at the helm

got his start “by luck” one summer at his father-in-law’s

portfolio of more than 400 restaurants before retiring from

surveying a lot, advanced mathematics a little less, and commercial site at Centinela Avenue and Sepulveda

If you can describe the problem, you've got it half-solved. That's the story of my life.

—James Collins

Boulevard. Collins was building out a coffee

of the company that grew from those deals, overseeing a

Worldwide Restaurant Concepts, Inc., in 1999.

Collins has handled everything from cole slaw recipes

to corporate finance, and said an engineering axiom has

shop when an acquain-

been a key to his success. "If you can describe the problem,

lunchtime bustle at one

Collins and his wife, Carol, have been big boosters

tance showed him the

of the first McDonald's locations.

Collins ditched the coffee shop, opened Hamburger

Handout and started selling 19-cent burgers. He had four

stores by the early 1960s, when he flew to Louisville, Ky., to

you've got it half-solved. That's the story of my life."

of UCLA athletics and education, and his passion for the

school still burns bright. “Everybody has something they do when they are not working at their job,” he said. “For me, that is being part of UCLA.”  n


burgers, steaks and fried chicken.


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Joseph Savino ’54 completed 57

years at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in

July. He is Chief Engineer of Division 34,

Gordon Gerson MS ’65 is now retired after working at

Hughes Aircraft Co. (1961-89) and TRW/Northrop Grumman

(1990-2010). Since his retirement, he has been a volunteer tutor at Palisades Charter High School. In addition, he has

been a coach at his alma mater, Los Angeles Senior High

Autonomous Systems and Technology. In

School, for the MESA USA National Engineering Design

Distinguished Service Medal, the agency’s

of only $40 to design and build a trans-radial prosthetic

October 2012, Savino received the NASA

highest form of recognition for those who have “personally contributed to NASA’s

advancement of United States’ interests.”


Leonard (Dean) Miller MS ’60 recently achieved more

Competition. This year’s challenge was to use a budget

arm that can perform three tasks. The students had to

write a technical paper and prepare a presentation. One

of the five teams he coached won the Los Angeles Metro

and California State competitions. The team placed

second overall in the high school division at the national competition in June.

than 55 years of design and test experience at Lockheed

Martin’s Skunk Works. He has worked on propulsion

systems for subsonic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft, supersonic strike craft and hypersonic

and space access vehicles. He currently supports classified and advanced development programs. He started work at

the Lockheed Advanced Development Co.’s Burbank facility



in 1957.

Leonard Wexler ’64 MS ’68 has left computer science

for the world of farming. He and his wife have planted a

vineyard on their property in Encino, Calif., and are growing

a gold medal syrah, selling to many upscale restaurants in the Los Angeles area.

Wayne Stone ’65, MS ’67, MS ’74 (Public Health), DEnv

’78 (Environmental Science and Engineering) is working

on an Asian Development Bank-funded project to prepare

a disaster management plan for the Saigon Water Corp.

(Sawaco), the water supply company for Ho Chi Minh

City in Vietnam. The company serves about eight million

residents. The purpose of the plan is to ensure continuity

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James Doane ’68, has received the 2013 America Water

Works Association Distinguished Public Service Award

for 45 years of volunteer service, including his promotion

of camps for youth and special needs children, community

and church programs, and professional service. Most

recently, Doane was in Haiti to help develop a safe and

economical water supply. Doane noted that he attended the 2013 UCLA Engineering Scholarship Brunch and

enjoyed meeting current students.

Robert Rice MS ’68, after a long career at the Jet

Propulsion Laboratory, has turned to writing a romantic

comedy novel and expanding it into a unique

multi-media work with images and embedded audio.

The novel, and information about it, are available at


Richard S. “Sam” Baty PhD ’70

is now retired after careers as a U.S.

Air Force officer, a chief scientist

at TRW, Inc., and, most recently, an

adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle

Aeronautical University. Today Baty

writes historical thrillers, which are

available at his website,

the University of Technology (Tehran

Polytechnic) in Iran since 1983. His

research interests are in biometrics

recognition and authentication, pattern

recognition, image processing, neural networks, signal processing, Farsi handwritten processing, earthquake

signal processing, fault tolerance system design, computer networks and hardware design. Faez is a member of

IEEE, IEICE, and ACM and is on the editorial committee

of the Journal of the Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the International Journal of

Communication Engineering. He has coauthored a book in logic circuits published by Amirkabir University Press.

Sean Leonard ’79 president and

founder of S.L. Leonard & Associates, a

Camarillo-based project management

firm, was honored by UCLA Extension with a 2013 Distinguished Instructor Award.

Leonard was one

of 18 instructors recognized for

exemplary teaching, professional knowledge and outstanding

commitment to students. More

than 2,000 instructors are active

in the extension program.


of climate change.

Karim Faez MS ’77, PhD ’80 has been

a professor of electrical engineering at


of water supply to the city in the event of catastrophic

natural events and to take into consideration the impacts


Brice Hunt ’81 MS ’82, who has taught

mathematics at Buena Park High School since

1989, was named the 2013 Educator of the

Year by the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.

In addition to teaching, Hunt also has advised

several clubs and coached varsity tennis.

Ghassan Toubia ’81 started TMX Engineering and

Manufacturing in Santa Ana, Calif., in 1985, and has served

as the firm’s president since its inception. The company

specializes in machining and designing components and assemblies for the medical, aerospace and commercial industries, including fabrication of engine parts for

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

Christopher Kozely

’83 currently lives in French

Polynesia. He owns several

companies and works for the U.S. government as a

consular agent.

Jacquie Barker MS ’84

Nirmal Keshava ’89 joined AstraZeneca Pharma-

ceuticals in Waltham, Mass., earlier this year as a senior principal informatics scientist for big data analytics.

David Stephens MS ’89 and his wife, May, celebrated

the birth of their first child, Justin Roman Stephens, in



Hanchen Huang PhD ’95 recently accepted an offer to

be the chair of the Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department at Northeastern University, starting this fall.

Huang was mostly recently the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Endowed Professor in Sustainable Energy at the University of Connecticut.

Steven Eck MS ’96 recently published

the book “Golf’s All-Time Greatest,” which

provides an improved ranking system for current golfers as well as an historical

assessment of golfers. The book, which addresses what Eck sees as flaws in

the FedEx Cup and Official World Golf

Ranking systems, is available at

has launched a new animal

Amazon and Barnes & Noble., in Fairfax, Va.

Andrew J. Louie ’96 MBA ’11 launched Hexaflex

rescue organization, Pets Bring Joy ( or

Strategies (, a business and technology strategy consulting firm that aims

to enhance mid-market client performance through

innovative strategies and digital technologies. Louie was

most recently a vice president and member of the CEO

Staff at IRIS International,



where he was responsible

for information technology,

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enterprise risk management.

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Alexis Bernard MS ’98 PhD ’02 and his wife

celebrated the birth of their son, Noé Bernard, in December. In June 2013, Bernard became CTO of Audience Inc.

triplets Stephen, Diana, and Victoria enter their sophomore

year at Harvey Mudd College, the University of San

Francisco, and Smith College, respectively.

Alejandro R. Diaz ’98, MA ’04 (Latin

American Studies) was selected as a

finalist interviewee during this year’s

NASA astronaut selection process. Last year, the space agency received more

than 6,300 applications. After several

rounds, which included interviews and

medical, psychological and physical examinations, Diaz

became one of 50 finalists. NASA selected eight astronauts

Tony Pereira MS ’05, PhD ’09 is the chief sustainability

re-apply at the next call for astronauts. He credits much of

workforce in Southern California. Pereira also recently

in July. Though Diaz was not selected this time, he plans to his success to the education he received at UCLA.

appeared in “Green Century,” a program on sustain-


ability trends for the future which has aired on public and community television and is available on YouTube.

engineering for Acompli ( in San

professor of mechanical and materials

for Redpoint Ventures, a venture capital firm for early-stage

received a Faculty Early Career Award

Kevin Henrikson ’00 co-founded and is leading

Francisco. Previously he was an entrepreneur-in-residence technology companies. He was previously director of

engineering for Zimbra, an enterprise collaboration and

messaging startup. In 2007, Yahoo! acquired Zimbra

engineering at the University of Nebraska,

(CAREER) from the National Science Foundation.

Xiaoyong Wang MS ’07 PhD ’08 won the 2012

Cheston Chiu ’01 and Angie Wang ’01

Co. team researching the design, development and

child, a baby boy and future Bruin, in June.

David B. Schein PhD ’03 is a program manager with


Jinsong Huang PhD ’07, an assistant

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welcomed their second


advisor to Etherwork, which aims to develop the green

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in El Segundo,

Calif., focused on noise-reduction technology for aircraft.

He has spent 28 years at Northrop Grumman and recently

received the division’s President’s Award for Customer

Excellence. He and his wife, Marikay, are celebrating their

30th wedding anniversary this year, and are watching their

Henry Ford Technology Award as part of the Ford Motor implementation of the company’s global vehicle control

system for start-stop vehicles. This is the highest technical accolade given by Ford.

Yan Yao PhD ’08, an assistant professor of electrical and

computer engineering at the

University of Houston’s Cullen

College of Engineering, received

a Young Investigator Award from the Office of Naval Research.

Andrew Gross MS ’09 recently became a technical

specialist at Autodesk Inc., and works on all of Autodesk’s manufacturing applications, including CAD, FEA and CFD.

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Richard L. Gay, ’73 MS ’73, PhD ’76,who funded

Amarjeet Singh PhD ’09 moved

numerous student projects and worked in treatment of

the IIIT Delhi as assistant professor

He was 62. Gay worked for Atomics International, which

past two years he has been researching

and then Boeing. He held 13 U.S. patents related to safely

including energy, water and gas

propellant wastes. In 2002, he established the Richard

back to his native India and joined

( For the the monitoring of building utilities,

radioactive and other waste materials, died on March 3.

later became part of Rocketdyne, Rockwell International

disposing of or rendering non-toxic radioactive and

consumption. He also has a joint-funded project with UCLA

Gay Endowment Fund for Student Projects to help

electrical engineering professor Mani Srivastava.

UCLA Engineering students gain hands-on experience

Luiz Vieira PhD ’09 is a professor at

ricular activities. In 2003, Gay received the Engineering

through design-and-build projects and other extracur-

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais in

Alumni Association Service Award.

Research Agency) Research Fellowship.

Yet Ming Siu ’53, a supporter of the school and former

Brazil. He recently won a CNPq (Brazilian


Boelter Society member who spent 26 years with Los

Angeles County as an engineer, died Dec. 14, 2012. Before

Bruce Oettel ’12 has started Asica Natural

(, which exports high-quality

retiring in 1979, Siu oversaw building and public safety

in the San Gabriel Valley and South and East Los Angeles.

Peruvian-grown mangos, avocados, grapes and citrus. He

also has formed the Asica Tumi

Foundation to develop education,

sports and recreation programs for underprivileged children in

Peru. Oettel notes his engineering

education has been very valuable in

his business. For example, knowledge

of heat transfer and fluid mechanics is required for several processes in

preparing fruit for export.

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Sara Achour ’13 has entered the Ph.D. program at the


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news news news Jason speyer  |  Ronald and Valerie Sugar Chair in Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering/Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Harvard University


ason Speyer has worked for 50 years on navigation and control

systems for vital aerospace and military craft. His research interests are in stochastic estimation and control theory. Speyer contributed to the autonomous navigation system on several Apollo missions to the moon, determining the sequence of star, Earth and moon horizons used by astronauts to make angle measurements with a sextant in order to estimate their craft’s position. Speyer joined the UCLA faculty in 1990,



and has received many professional honors, including election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2005 and the Third Millennium Medal from IEEE in 2001.  n


ALI MOSLEH  |  Evalyn Knight Chair in Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Ph.D. UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science


li Mosleh’s research interests are in risk and safety assessment,

reliability engineering and decision analysis. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, elected in 2010 for “contributions to the development of Bayesian methods and computational tools in probabilistic risk assessment and reliability engineering.” He has served on several national review boards and advisory

panels, including a presidential appointment to U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board. Mosleh joined UCLA in 2013 and previously was at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, where he was the Nicole J. Kim Eminent Professor of Engineering & Director at the Center for Risk & Reliability.   n

Xiaochun li  |  Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Ph.D. Stanford University


iaochun Li’s research interests are in scalable nanoprocessing and

nanomanufacturing, structurally integrated micro/nano-systems for engineering systems and processes (e.g. manufacturing, energy conversion and biomedical), rapid prototyping and manufacturing, and

and the Howard F. Taylor Award, both from the American Foundry Society; the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; and a National Science Foundation CAREER Award. Li joined UCLA in 2013 and previously was at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering.  n


Li’s honors include the Sir Humphrey Scientific Merit Award


laser micro/nano processing.

UCLA Engineering New Faculty

MONA JARRAHI Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Ph.D. Stanford University


ona Jarrahi’s research interests are in terahertz/milli-

meter-wave electronics, optoelectronics and novel materials; microwave photonics and ultrafast electro-optics; and terahertz imaging and spectroscopy. Jarrahi’s honors include the Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering Award from the National Academy of Engineering; early career awards from the National Science Foundation, DARPA, the Army Research Office and the Office of Naval Research; and the University of Michigan’s Crosby Research Award . She is a senior member of IEEE and SPIE and

a member of OSA. Prior to joining UCLA Engineering, Jarrahi was at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  n

Mekonnen Gebremichael Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Ph.D. University of Iowa


ekonnen Gebremichael’s research centers on water

governance, water resource systems and understanding and predicting hydrological fluxes on a range of space and time scales. This involves remote sensing observations of the hydrologic cycle, physical models, field measurements and



applied statistical and mathematical tools. He is also involved in major capacity-building efforts for Africa’s water sector. Gebremichael has received the Early Career Hydrologic Sciences Award from the American Geophysical Union, a NASA New Investigator Award, an IBM Faculty Award, and is the co-editor of two textbooks. He was previously at the University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering.  n

TYSON CONDIE Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley

FLORIAN DÖRFLER Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara


yson Condie's focus is in building large-scale

distributed systems for processing massive data sets

and runtimes for declarative languages. For the past five years, he has worked extensively on building technologies for the Hadoop (Big Data) runtime system,

Condie was a founding member of the Declarative Networking and Systems projects at UC Berkeley. He is also a founding member of the REEF project, a key entry point into the Microsoft open source Big Data ecosystem.   n


lorian Dörfler’s research interests are in analysis, control

design and security in cyber-physical systems and smart

power grids; synchronization and dynamic phenomena in complex networks; and cooperative control and coordination in autonomous multi-agent systems. His honors include a 2009 Regents Special International Fellowship, the 2011 Peter J. Frenkel Foundation Fellowship, the American Control Conference Student Best Paper Award and the 2011 O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council. Dörfler is also affiliated with the Center for Nonlinear Studies at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.  n


than 270 Association for Computing Machinery citations.


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Yvonne Chen, chemical and biomolecular engineering, received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Early Independence Award. The award seeks to “encourage junior scientists who have demonstrated outstanding scientific creativity, intellectual maturity, and leadership skills with the opportunity to conduct independent biomedical or behavioral

Panagiotis Christofides, chemical and biomolecular engineering and electrical engineering, was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellows are chosen for distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. Dean Vijay K. Dhir, mechanical and aerospace engineering, received honorary membership in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. First awarded in 1880, the founding year of the society, honorary membership recognizes a lifetime of service to engineering or related fields. Dhir also received the 2013 John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award from the Engineers’ Council, and an ASME Heat Transfer Division 75th Anniversary Medal. Jason Ernst, biological chemistry and computer science, received a 2013 Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation for “expanding the dimensions of computational

epigenomic modeling and analysis.” Ernst also was one of five UCLA faculty members to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Bahram Jalali, electrical engineering, received the 2012 IEEE Aron Kressel Award, which recognizes important contributions to opto-electronic device technology. Jalali was honored for “contributions to the science and technology of silicon photonics.” Jalali also received the Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineers’ Council for seminal contributions in silicon photonics and time stretch techniques. Leonard Kleinrock, computer science, was named one of the inaugural members of the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society. Kleinrock also received an honorary doctorate from Concordia University (Canada) and gave the convocation address to Concordia’s 2013 graduates in engineering and computer science. This is Kleinrock’s seventh honorary doctorate.


Asad Abidi, electrical engineering, was one of 16 engineers honored at the 60th Anniversary of the International Solid-State Circuits Conference for strong and sustained contributions to this most prestigious gathering of the semiconductor industry.

research by skipping the traditional post-doctoral training period.”


James C. Liao, chemical and biomolecular engineering, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering for “advances in metabolic engineering of microorganisms to produce fuels and chemicals.” Election to the NAE is among the highest honors that can be accorded to an American engineer. Liao was also named a co-winner of the international 2013 Eni Prize for renewable energy research by the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei of Italy.

Kuo-Nan Liou, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, electrical engineering and mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the 2013 American Geophysical Union’s Roger Revelle Medal for outstanding contributions in atmospheric sciences.



Shaily Mahendra, civil and environmental engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. This award will fund research to investigate how microbes use specific enzymes to detoxify hazardous chemicals. Mahendra also received 2013 DuPont Young Professor Award. Aydogan Ozcan, electrical engineering and bioengineering, was named one of the world’s “Brilliant 10” scientists for 2012 by Popular Science magazine. Ozcan also was elected as a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and received the organization’s inaugural Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award for seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing and bio-photonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges. He also was honored with a 2012 World Technology Award on Health and Medicine presented by the World Technology Network, a 2013 Microscopy Today Innovation Award at the Microscopy and Microanalysis conference, and his work was named a Journal of Laboratory Automation top 10 breakthrough of 2012.

Jens Palsberg, computer science, received the ACM SIGPLAN Service Award for 2012. This award is given in recognition of the value and degree of services to the programming languages community. Gaurav N. Sant, civil and environmental engineering, received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation. The award will fund research on developing new highly reactive and efficient cementing formulations to replace traditional Portland cement as the principal binder phase in concrete. Sant was also named a UCLA Hellman Fellow for 2013-14. Ali H. Sayed, electrical engineering, received the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for “fundamental contributions to adaptive and statistical signal processing.” Sayed also was awarded a Leverhulme Visiting Professorship, named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and was co-recipient of the 2012 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society. Yi Tang, chemical and biomolecular engineering, received an NIH Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health. The award supports investigators taking “highly innovative approaches that have the potential to produce a high impact on a broad area of biomedical or behavioral research.”

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society selected King-Ning Tu, materials science and engineering, and electrical engineering, for the 2013 Electronic, Magnetic, and Photonic Materials Division John Bardeen Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of electronic materials. Wei Wang, computer science, received the 2012 IEEE ICDM Outstanding Service Award. This award is given to individuals who have made major contributions to the promotion of data mining as a field. Alan Willson, Jr., electrical engineering, received the 2013 Vitold Belevitch Award from the IEEE Circuit and Systems Society. This award “honors the individual with fundamental contributions in the field of circuits and systems.” The award is given every other year. In 2012 Willlson received the Darlington Best Paper Award from the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. The award recognizes the best paper bridging the gap between theory and practice published in the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems.  Leon Alkali, computer science, received the NASA Group Achievement Award to the GRAIL Mission Formulation Team. Alkali is the manager of the Lunar Robotic Exploration Program Office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also a member of the computer science department’s Undergraduate Program Advisory Board.

The Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology in January received the California Governor’s Environmental Economic Leadership Award. The center’s co-founder and co-principal investigator is Yoram Cohen, chemical and biomolecular engineering. CEIN was recognized for becoming “a world-class research facility focused on the responsible use and safe implementation of nanotechnology in the environment.”

Ivan Catton, mechanical and aerospace engineering, received the 75th Anniversary Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Heat Transfer Division. He was recognized for service to the community and contributions to the field.

Jason Cong, computer science, received a 2012 IBM Faculty Award. The award is intended to foster collaboration between IBM and researchers at leading universities worldwide. Cong is now a three-time winner of the award. Cong also received best paper awards from the ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays and from the ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems. Lara Dolecek, electrical engineering, received early career faculty awards from Intel and from UCLA. The Intel award was established to help the company connect with the best and brightest early career faculty members at top universities around

Dino Di Carlo, bioengineering, was recognized by the Journal of Laboratory Automation with a top 10 breakthrough of 2012 for a new technique called deformability cytometry, which  couples microfluidic hydrodynamic stretching with high-speed imaging and automated image analysis to probe single-cell deformability at a rate of more than 1,000 cells per second.   Lei He, electrical engineering, was honored by the Electronic Design Automation Consortium at the Design Automation Conference 2013 as one of the top 10 most prolific authors in the past decade. Eric Hoek, civil and environmental engineering, and Richard Kaner, chemistry and biochemistry, and materials science and engineering, received the Distinction Award for Technology Innovation of the Year at the Global Water Awards, one of

the international water industry’s largest global conferences. Their new membrane technology holds promise for cleaning up wastewater, in particular when water is co-produced during oil and gas extraction. William Kaiser, electrical engineering, and PhD alumnus Henrik Borgstrom received a Best Paper award from the American Society for Engineering Education for a publication on their new hands-on instruction technology developed for the UCLA undergraduate curriculum. Asad Madni, electrical engineering, was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics for “seminal contributions and distinguished leadership in the development and commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace, transportation and commercial aviation.” Madni also received an honorary doctorate from the California State University and from California State University, Northridge. Todd Millstein, computer science, had a paper selected for Top Picks 2013 in a special edition of IEEE’s Micro magazine that acknowledges the most significant research papers in computer architecture based on novelty and potential for long-term impact.   Rafail Ostrovsky, computer science and mathematics, was selected as a fellow of the International Association for Cryptologic Research in recognition of his technical and professional contributions to the field.


the world. The UCLA Faculty Career Development Award is a competitive, campus-wide award given to promising assistant professors. She also received a prestigious Okawa Foundation Research Grant, which honors top young researchers in information and telecommunications.


Scott Brandenberg, civil and environmental engineering, was awarded the Shamsher Prakash Research Award for young engineers. The award goes to geotechnical engineering experts from around the world who are under 40 years old and who have made significant contributions to the field.

Judea Pearl, computer science, was appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Computer Science Department at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology. This appointment will foster collaborative research in the areas of robotics and machine learning. Qibing Pei, materials science and engineering, was elected as a fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. Yahya Rahmat-Samii, electrical engineering, was named a fellow of the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society, the world’s largest society for computational electromagnetics. He was also awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award.



Behzad Razavi, electrical engineering, received the 2012 Best Invited Paper Award from the IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference for the paper, “Problem of Timing Mismatch in Interleaved ADCs.” Jason Speyer, mechanical and aerospace engineering, was conferred a Doctor Honoris Causa, the highest honor of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in acknowledgement of his “groundbreaking and long-lasting contributions to deterministic and stochastic optimal control theory, and their application to important aerospace engineering problems.” A paper by John Villasenor, electrical engineering, and colleagues on configurable computing was named

one of the 25 most significant of the past 20 years published in the IEEE Symposium on Field Programmable Custom Computing Machines. Ben Williams and Tatsuo Itoh, electrical engineering, with co-authors, received the 2013 IEEE Transactions on THz Science and Technology Best Paper Award by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society.

Ph.D. Alumni New Academic Appointments Lourdes Abellera PhD ’05 Civil and Environmental Engineering California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Advisor : Michael K. Stenstrom Mohamed Aboudina PhD ’09 Electrical Engineering Cairo University, Egypt Advisor : Behzad Razavi

William Hsu PhD ’09 Medical Imaging Informatics, Radiological Sciences David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Advisor : Alex Bui Sameh Ibrahim PhD ’09 Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Ain Shams University, Egypt Advisor : Behzad Razavi Choongyeop Lee PhD ’09 Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Korea Aerospace University Advisor : Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim Min Jae Lee PhD ’08 Information and Communications Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea Advisor : Asad Abidi Shao-Yuan (Ben) Leu PhD ’09 Civil and Environmental Engineering Hong Kong Polytechnic University Advisor : Michael K. Stenstrom

Nicholas W. Brown PhD ’13 Computer and Information Science (lecturer) Northeastern University Advisor : Joseph DiStefano III

Yujing Li PhD ’12 Material Science and Engineering China University of Petroleum Advisor : Yu Huang

Xianting Ding PhD ’12 Bioengineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Advisor : Chih-Ming Ho

Ahmad Mirzaei PhD ’06 Electrical Engineering Pennsylvania State University Advisor : Asad Abidi

Marisa Eisenberg PhD ’09 Epidemiology and Mathematics University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Advisor : Joseph DiStefano III

Chunyi Peng PhD ’13 Computer Science and Engineering The Ohio State University Advisor : Songwu Lu

Shenheng Xu PhD ’09 Electronic Engineering Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Advisor : Yahya Rahmat-Samii Shi-Yu Xu, PhD ’10 (also UCLA postdoctoral scholar) Civil Engineering City University of Hong Kong Doctoral advisor : Jian Zhang Post-doctoral advisor : Ertugrul Taciroglu Wenyao Xu PhD ’13 Computer Science and Engineering State University of New York in Buffalo Advisors : Majid Sarrafzadeh and Lei He Eric Yee PhD ’11 KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School, South Korea Advisor : Jonathan P. Stewart

Aram Chung Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Post-doctoral advisor : Dino Di Carlo David Hoelzle Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering University of Notre Dame Post-doctoral advisor : Amy Rowat Chanseok Jeong Civil Engineering Catholic University of America Post-doctoral advisor : Ertugrul Taciroglu Ho-Joong Kim Chemistry Chosun University, South Korea Post-doctoral Advisor : Dean Ho Zhibo Li Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing Post-doctoral Advisor : Timothy J. Deming

Hyungmin Park Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Seoul National University Post-doctoral advisor : Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim Leyu Wang Chemistry Beijing University of Chemical Technology, China Post-doctoral advisor: Yu Huang Yang Wang Harbin Institute of Technology Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Sciences Post-doctoral advisor : Yu Huang Ping Zhao Mechanical and Industrial Engineering University of Minnesota, Duluth Post-doctoral advisor : Christopher Lynch Rui Zhu Physics Peking University, China

Post-doctoral advisor :

Yang Yang


Rahul Singh PhD ’05 Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center UCLA Advisors: Elliott Brown and Warren Grundfest

POST-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS Academic Appointments


Shaolei Ren PhD ’12 Computing and Information Sciences Florida International University Advisor : Mihaela van der Schaar

FACULTY ENDOWED CHAIR HOLDERS L.M.K. Boelter Chair in Engineering Rotating Norman E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Sciences Carlo Zaniolo Evalyn Knight Chair in Engineering Ali Mosleh Richard G. Newman AECOM Chair in Civil Engineering William W-G. Yeh Nippon Sheet Glass Company Chair in Materials Science Bruce S. Dunn Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering Tatsuo Itoh Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering/ Electromagnetics Yahya Rahmat-Samii Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronic Chair in Electrical Engineering Bahram Jalali Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering James C. Liao



Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Computer Systems Lixia Zhang Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Networking Deborah Estrin Raytheon Chair in Electrical Engineering Kang Wang

Raytheon Chair in Manufacturing Engineering Xiaochun Li Charles P. Reames Chair in Electrical Engineering Alan Willson, Jr. Edward K. and Linda L. Rice Term Chair in Civil Engineering Gaurav Sant Ben Rich Lockheed Martin Advanced Aerospace Tech Chih-Ming Ho Rockwell International Chair in Engineering J. John Kim William Frederick Seyer Chair in Materials Electrochemistry Jane P. Chang Ronald and Valerie Sugar Chair in Engineering Jason Speyer Symantec Term Chair in Computer Science Jennifer Wortman Vaughan Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr., Chair in Engineering Yang Yang Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering M. C. Frank Chang Vacant Chairs Traugott and Dorothea Frederking Chair in Cryogenics Leonard Kleinrock Term Chair in Computer Science Levi James Knight, Jr., Chair in Engineering William D. Van Vorst Chair in Chemical Engineering Education

Chancellor’s Professors Asad Abidi Jiun-Shyan (JS) Chen Jason Cong Aydogan Ozcan Yi Tang Demetri Terzopoulos Mihaela van der Schaar Samueli Fellows Danijela Cabric Eric Hoek Yu Huang Benjamin Williams

dean’s advisory council William F. Ballhaus, Jr. CEO (Retired) The Aerospace Corp. Charles Bergan Vice President Engineering Research & Development Qualcomm Vinton G. Cerf, MS ’70, PhD ’72 VP & Chief Internet Evangelist Google, Inc. Aaron S. Cohen ’58 Vice Chairman and Founder National Technical Systems Lou Cornell, P.E. Vice President Southern California District Manager AECOM Lucien “Al” Couvillon, Jr. ’62, MS ’66 Retired Vice President for Corporate R&D Boston Scientific Corp.

R. Paul Crawford Director of Health Research Intel Labs

Rajeev Madhavan Chairman and CEO Magma Design Automation, Inc.

Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. ’59, MS ’61 Electronics Consultant Tannas Electronics

Richard A. Croxall Vice President and Chief Engineer (Retired) Northrop Grumman Corp.

Joanne M. Maguire MS ’78, CERT ’89 (Retired) Executive Vice President Lockheed Martin Space Systems Group

Marshall W. Davert, MS ’92, ’PhD ’93 Director of Strategic Business Growth MWH Global, Inc.

Richard G. Newman Chairman AECOM

John J. Tracy, Ph.D CTO and Senior Vice President of Engineering, Operations & Technology The Boeing Co.

James L. Easton ’59 Chairman and President Jas D. Easton, Inc.

Pankaj Patel Senior Vice President and General Manager Cisco Systems, Inc.

Sam F. Iacobellis MS ’63 Deputy Chairman (Retired) Rockwell International Corp. William A. Jeffrey President and CEO HRL Laboratories, LLC Leslie M. Lackman Deputy Director, Institute for Technology Advancement UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Jeff Lawrence ’79 President and CEO Clivia Systems Steven D. Liedle Project Manager Bechtel Power Corp.

Edward K. Rice Chairman CTS Cement Manufacturing Co. Michael D. Rich, JD ’76 President, CEO RAND Kevin Riley President Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, LLC Henry Samueli ’76, MS ’76, PhD ’80* Co-founder and CTO Broadcom Corp. Gerald Solomon Executive Director Samueli Foundation Dwight C. Streit MS ’83, PhD ’86 Chair, Materials Science and Engineering Department Director, Institute for Technology Advancement UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science

David A. Whelan MS ’78, PhD ’83 Vice President, General Manager, and Deputy to the President The Boeing Co. *Dean’s Advisory Council Chair

FACULTY PATENTS AWARDED Ya-Hong Xie, professor of materials science and engineering: Spin injection device having ferromagnetic semiconductor structure and spin transistor. Qibing Pei, professor of materials science and engineering, and Zhibin Yu: Bistable electroactive polymers. Yuanxun Ethan Wang, professor of electrical engineering, and Jinseong Jeong: Pulsed load modulation amplifier and method.


B. John Garrick MS ’62, PhD ’68 President & CEO (Retired) PLG, Inc.

Rami R. Razouk ’75, MS ’75, PhD ’80 Senior Vice President Engineering and Technology The Aerospace Corp.

Nicholas M. Uros ME ’84, CERT ’93 Vice President Advanced Concepts and Technology Raytheon Systems Co.


Gary W. Ervin ’80 Corporate Vice President & President Aerospace Systems Northrop Grumman Corp.

Stephen Trilling CERT ’00 Vice President Security Technology and Response Symantec Corp.

Tatiana Segura, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Quinn Kwan Tai Ng: Multivalent clustering targeting strategy for drug carriers. M.C. Frank Chang, holder of the Wintek Chair in Electrical Engineering; Jason Cong, Chancellor’s Professor of Computer Science; Glenn Reinman, professor of computer science; Adam Kaplan, Chunyue Liu, Mishali Naik Eran Socher, and Sai Wang Tam: On-chip radio frequency interconnects for network-on-chip designs. M.C. Frank Chang and Daquan Huang: Interleaved three-dimensional on-chip differential inductors and transformers. Timothy J. Deming, professor of bioengineering, and Jarrod Hanson: Copolymer-stabilized emulsions. Rafail Ostrovsky, professor of computer science, and William Skeith III: Method for private keyword search on streaming data.



Babak Daneshrad, professor of electrical engineering, Hun-Seok Kim and Karim Mohammed: Signal decoder with general purpose calculation engine. James Liao, holder of the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering, and Kechun Zhang: Production of C5-C8 alcohols using evolved enzymes and metabolically engineered microorganisms.

Daniel Yang and Shih Hsi Tong, professors of mechanical and aerospace engineering: Lobe pump system and method of manufacture.

Bahram Jalali, Keisuke Goda and Kevin Kin-Man Tsia: Apparatus and method for dispersive Fourier-transform imaging.

Ingrid Verbauwhede, adjunct professor of electrical engineering, and Kris J.V. Tiri: Logic system for DPA and/or side channel attack resistance.

Dino Di Carlo, professor of bioengineering, and Daniel Gossett: Inertial particle focusing system.

Robert M’Closkey, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, Dong-Joon Kim and David Schwartz: Frequency tuning of disc resonator gyroscopes via resonator mass perturbation based on an identified model. Michael Fitz, adjunct professor of electrical engineering: Apparatus and method for detecting communications from multiple sources. Oscar Stafsudd, professor of electrical engineering: Solar cells arrangement. Bahram Jalali, holder of the Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronic Chair in Electrical Engineering, Claus Ropers and Daniel Solli: Method and apparatus for generation and detection of rogue waves. Bahram Jalali, Shalabh Gupta and Ali Motafakker-Fard: Time stretch enhanced recording scope. Bahram Jalali, Keisuke Goda and Kevin Kin-Man Tsia: Methods for optical amplified imaging using a two-dimensional spectral brush. Bahram Jalali and Keisuke Goda: Apparatus and method for multiplepulse impulsive stimulated raman spectroscopy.

Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Prosenjit Sen: Electrostatically driven high speed micro droplet switch. Chang-Jin (CJ) Kim and Wyatt Nelson: Localized droplet heating with surface electrodes in microfluidic chips. Yang Yang, holder of the Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr., Chair in Engineering, and Jianhui Hou: Active materials for photoelectric devices and devices that use the materials. H. Thomas Hahn, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Zhanhu Guo: Method of fabrication of nanoparticulate composites using monomer stabilization. Benjamin Wu, professor of bioengineering, and Yuhuan Xu: Bioabsorbable polymeric implants and a method of using same to create occlusions. Tatsuo Itoh, holder of the Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering, Christophe Caloz and I-Hsiang Lin: Composite right/ left-handed couplers. Tatsuo Itoh and Pei Ling Chi: Diplexer synthesis using composite right/left-handed phase-advance/ delay lines.

Tatsuo Itoh and Pei Ling Chi: Compact dual-band metamaterialbased hybrid ring coupler.

Jenn-Ming Yang, professor of materials science and engineering; John Gilman, professor emeritus of materials science and engineering, and Hsiu-Ying Chung: Rhenium boride compounds and uses thereof. Yoram Cohen, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, Myung Man Kim, Gregory Lewis and Nancy Lin: Fouling and scaling resistant nanostructured reverse osmosis membranes. Jason Speyer, holder of the Ronald and Valerie Sugar Chair in Engineering: Systems and methods for peak-seeking control. Larry Carlson, Institute for Technology Advancement: Enhanced strength carbon nanotube yarns and sheets using infused and bonded nano-resins.

The Dean’s Visionaries are individuals who have commited $1 million or more over the course of their lifetimes to support the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Degrees listed for UCLA alumni and parents of engineering students

committed $100,000 or more over the course of their lifetimes to support the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Anonymous (7)

Sheldon G. Adelson and Miriam O. Adelson

Balu Balakrishnan MS ’76 and Mohini Balakrishnan, Parents ’11, MS ’14

Robert B. Allen Trust

Paul Baran* MS ’59 and Evelyn Baran*

Ralph E. Crump ’50 and Marjorie L. Crump ’46

Benton Bejach and Wanlyn Bejach

Aaron S. Cohen ’58 and Nancy D. Cohen

James L. Easton ’59 and Phyllis F. Easton

Therese Kerze-Cheyovich Family Trust W. N. Lin, Parent ’11

Fang Lu MS ’88, ENG ’89, PhD ’92 and Jui-Chuan Yeh MPH ’96

David Mong ’84 and Emmy Mong Robert B. Nakich ’65, MS ’69 Trust Mukund Padmanabhan MS ’89, PhD ’92

Charles P. Reames MS ’80, ENG ’82, PhD ’85 and Deborah A. Reames Edward K. Rice and Linda L. Rice

Henry Samueli ’75, MS ’76, PhD ’80 and Susan F. Samueli

Patrick Soon-Shiong and Michele C. Soon-Shiong

Ronald D. Sugar ’68, MS ’69, PhD ’71 and Valerie H. Sugar ’71

Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. ’59, MS ’61 and Carol A. Tannas, Parents ’85 Lifetime Members

This honor roll gratefully acknowledges individuals who have

Joseph Beggs Foundation for Kinematics Inc.

Mark Berman MS ’92, PhD ’95 and Sharon B. Berman ’91 Llewellyn M. Boelter* and Helen S. Boelter* John Burnett

Vinton G. Cerf MS ’70, PhD ’72 and Sigrid L. Thorstenberg Josephine Cheng ’75, MS ’77 and Michael Y. Pong Thelma Estrin

Christopher P. Ferguson ’86, PhD ’99 Dorothea H. Frederking

Norman E. Friedmann ’50, MS ’52, PhD ’57 and Irene C. Kassorla ’63, MA ’65 B. John Garrick MS ’62, PhD ’68 and Amelia Garrick Richard L. Gay* ’73, MS ’73, PhD ’76 Jack Gifford* ’63 and Rhodine R. Gifford H. P. Gillis

Bruce E. Gladstone ’57, MS ’62 and Beverly J. Gladstone ’59 Armond Hairapetian ’87, MS ’88, PhD ’93, MFE ’09 and Elena Hairapetian ’96


Jia-Ming Liu, professor of electrical engineering: High-resolution microscope using optical amplification.

Dean’s Visionaries


Puneet Gupta, professor of electrical engineering, and Rani Ghaida: Single-mask double-patterning lithography.

2013 Boelter Society honor roll

Kevin G. Hall, Parent ’06 James N. Harger ’80

Spyros I. Tseregounis MS ’82, PhD ’84 and Linda P. B. Katehi MS ’81, PhD ’84

Leslie Cromwell* MS ’51, PhD ’67 and Irina Cromwell

Robert Hawley MS ’91, PhD ’97

Sumermal Vardhan and Raj Kumari Vardhan, Parents ’92, ’98, MS ’03 ’06

Stanley A. Dashew*

Peter A. Horn*

Tien-Tsai Yang PhD ’68 and Jane J. Yang PhD ’71

Venkatesh Harinarayan MS ’90 and Sudha Neelakantan

King-Ning Tu and Ching-Chiao Tu*

Jerome Hollander ’48 and Sonya Hollander

V. M. Watanabe ’72

Jau-Hsiung Huang MS ’85, PhD ’88 and Hua J. Chang MBA ’88

Jennie P. Yeh PhD ’75 and William W-G. Yeh

B. V. Jagadeesh

George A. Zizicas* PhD ’52 and Harriet S. Zizicas* ’49

Ryoichi Kikuchi* and Toshiko Kikuchi

The UCLA Legacy Society

Scott W. Huseth DDS ’83 and Sandy Huseth Kirk Kerkorian

Elizabeth Argue Knesel Ryo Kokubu

Jeff Lawrence ’79 and Diane E. Troth ’80, MS ’81

Robert P. Lin* and Lily W. Lin Tung H. Lin* and Susan Lin* Yen Ting Lin MS ’11

Daniel C. Lynch MA ’65

Asad M. Madni ’69, MS ’72 and Gowhartaj A. Madni, Parents MS ’08, MS ’12

Jonathan S. Min PhD ’95, MBA ’07

Henry T. Nicholas, III ’82, MS ’85, PhD ’98 Stacey E. Nicholas ’85, MS ’87

Simon Ramo and Virginia S. Ramo* Shirley H. Rubin* ’56

Shioupyn Shen PhD ’91 and Waishan Wu

Shiva Shivakumar ’94



Alfred W. Sommer and Joyce Sommer Kirsten L. Sommer ’60 and Richard Stevenson

Oscar M. Stafsudd, Jr. ’59, MS ’61, PhD ’67 and Jacqueline Stafsudd ’69 Eugene P. Stein ’68 and Marilyn L. Stein

Norman L. Yeung ’77

The UCLA Legacy Society is a special group of generous alumni, friends, and parents who have chosen to remember UCLA in their estate plans. This honor roll gratefully acknowledges members of the society who have directed their gifts to support the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science. Robert B. Allen Trust

Balu Balakrishnan MS ’76 and Mohini Balakrishnan, Parents ’11, MS ’14

Harold S. Becker ME ’59 and Marilyn L. Becker Bernard L. Beskind ’62 and Lois R. Beskind

Mary E. Bosak ’72, MA ’72, EdD ’77 and Richard G. Somers

Alan P. Cutter ’61, MBA ’64 Noel J. Deitrich ’67

James L. Doane ’68 and Jean M. Doane ’70

Barry J. Forman ’60, MS ’62 Dorothea H. Frederking

Richard L. Gay* ’73, MS ’73, PhD ’76 Bruce E. Gladstone ’57, MS ’62 and Beverly J. Gladstone ’59

Victoria Goldberg ’87, MBA ’93 and Ken Goldberg

Hisayo Graham MS ’60, PhD ’69 and Jesse D. Graham* Ernest R. Harris ’49

P. Michael Henderson

Franklin J. Henderson MS ’66 and Doris B. Henderson Pearl Illg ’70, ’70

Daniel Janeves Living Trust

James F. Kerswell ’66 and Elizabeth Szeliga-Kerswell ’76

Therese Kerze-Cheyovich Family Trust Elizabeth Argue Knesel Louis G. Levoy, Jr. Trust Terence Lim ’92

Dennis Maynard ’69

Joseph Miller* ’57, MS ’58, PhD ’62 and Judith Miller

John Burnett

Richard Nesbit ’58, MS ’60, PhD ’63 and Rose Marie Nesbit ’57*

Brian L. Cochran ’54 and Nancy A. Cochran

Louis P. Oberholtz and Marie A. Oberholtz

Robert N. Crane MS ’65, PhD ’70

Michael W. Phelps ’71, MS ’71

Ajit K. Choudhury* and Valerie Choudhury

Neal M. Cohen ’87 and Adrienne D. Cohen ’86

Tracy Nishikawa MS ’85, PhD ’88 and Gail K. Masutani MS ’81, PhD ’88

Russell R. O’Neill* PhD ’56 and Sallie B. O’Neill Richard W. Phillips ’68, MLS ’75

Bernard Shyffer ’49, MS ’63 and Barbara W. Shyffer ’68

Dean’s Ambassadors - $100,000 to $999,999

Oscar M. Stafsudd, Jr. ’59, MS ’61, PhD ’67 and Jacqueline Stafsudd ’69 David E. Storrs ’82, MS ’83

Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. ’59, MS ’61 and Carol A. Tannas, Parents ’85 Raymond M. Taylor ’62, MS ’66, MBA ’86 Kathleen Tipton

Ernst Volgenau PhD ’66 and Sara L. Volgenau Estate of Bruce W. Walker V. M. Watanabe ’72

Robert K. Williamson ’62, MS ’64, PhD ’69 and Sandra Williamson Marc A. Wood ’69, ME ’85


Boelter Society Members The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science gratefully acknowledges individuals who made gifts to the school from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. Degrees listed for UCLA alumni and parents of UCLA engineering students ºDean’s Loyalty Circle Members of the Dean’s Loyalty Circle are among UCLA Engineering’s most dedicated supporters, providing the school with a consistent source of vital funding by making a gift of $2,500 or more to the school for three or more consecutive years.

Dean’s Visionaries - $1 million and up Aaron S. Cohen ’58 and Nancy D. Cohenº

Ralph E. Crump ’50 and Marjorie L. Crump ’46º David Mong ’84 and Emmy Mong

Balu Balakrishnan MS ’76 and Mohini Balakrishnan, Parents ’11, MS ’14

Venkatesh Harinarayan MS ’90 and Sudha Neelakantan Scott W. Huseth DDS ’83 and Sandy Huseth Kirk Kerkorian

W. N. Lin, Parent ’11 Yen Ting Lin MS ’11

Fang Lu MS ’88, ENG ’89, PhD ’92 and Jui-Chuan Yeh MPH ’96º Mukund Padmanabhan MS ’89, PhD ’92º

Ronald D. Sugar ’68, MS ’69, PhD ’71 and Valerie H. Sugar ’71

Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. ’59, MS ’61 and Carol A. Tannas, Parents ’85º Tien-Tsai Yang PhD ’68 and Jane J. Yang PhD ’71º Norman L. Yeung ’77

Dean’s Scholars - $50,000 to $99,999 Mario Gerla MS ’70, PhD ’73 and Margaret E. Phillips ’70, PhD ’90

Ramon A. Gomez ENG ’90, PhD ’93 and Sandra Gomez Hyley Huang

Robin B. Joshi ’89, MS ’91, PhD ’95 and Celia Joshi ’89º Kalosworks.orgº Bowei Lee

Pankaj S. Patel, Parent ’06º

Edward K. Rice and Linda L. Riceº

Myles H. Wakayama ’84, MS ’87 and Yuko Wakayama Boelter Investors - $25,000 to $49,999 Kenneth H. Ma ’83, MS ’84 and Linda Ma ’84º

Imtiaz A. Mohammady ’93 and Mumtaz L. Mohammady

Thierry Sanglerat and Rita Y. Sanglerat, Parents ’13º Eugene P. Stein ’68 and Marilyn L. Steinº

Boelter Fellows - $10,000 to $24,999 Anonymous (1)

Beatrice D. Beggs ’63, MA ’67

Mark Berman MS ’92, PhD ’95 and Sharon B. Berman ’91 Josephine Cheng ’75, MS ’77 and Michael Y. Pongº C. Robert Chow ’83, MS ’85 and Hilda C. Chow ’85 Dorothea H. Frederkingº

Kenneth I. Friedman ’61º James N. Harger ’80

Franklin J. Henderson MS ’66 and Doris B. Henderson

Subramanian S. Iyer MS ’78, PhD ’81 and Bhavani S. Iyer, Parents ’13 Henry G. Jung ’87

Ajit K. Mal and Rosita N. Malº Frank G. Pearce, Jr. ’90 Simon Ramoº

David S. Sabih MS ’62, JD ’73 Jeffrey Su ’10

King-Ning Tuº

Spyros I. Tseregounis MS ’82, PhD ’84 Linda P. B. Katehi MS ’81, PhD ’84º John B. Wagner ’80, MS ’83, MS ’85 and Ann G. Wagner Hideo Wake MS ’83

Benjamin M. Wu and Betty L. Wu, Parents ’17º Yang Yang and Danmei Leeº

Allen M. Yourman, Jr. ’76, MS ’78 and Kimberley E. Yourman ’73º Shuk Mei Yu, Parent ’81


Henry Samueli ’75, MS ’76, PhD ’80 and Susan F. Samueliº

Shirley H. Rubin* ’56


John E. Rex ’74

Boelter Sponsors - $5,000 to $9,999 Robert J. Barker ’68, MBA ’70 and Ildiko V. Barkerº

James D. Barrie ’83, MS ’85, PhD ’88 and Leslie A. Momoda ’85, MS ’87, PhD ’90º

George S. Stern ’58, MA ’59, PhD ’64 and Adele R. Sternº

Yuk C. Lo ’84

Alfred W. Sommer and Joyce Sommer

Gary J. Buschelman ’68

Eddie C. Chau ’89

Robert M. Webb ’57, MS ’63, PhD ’67 and Dorothy Webb

Louis T. Cheng MS ’71 and Geraldine F. Cheng

Daniel M. Cislo ’81 and Lisa S. Cislo

Vijay K. Dhir and Komal Dhirº

Dennis J. Drag MS ’69, PhD ’82 and Leslie A. Dragº Bob English ’82 and Anna M. Zaraº Maria Evangelisto

Marjorie R. Friedlanderº Ernest R. Harris ’49º

Hsiou-Ling C. Hsiang, Parent ’13

Paul J. Jansen and Deborah K. Jansen, Parents ’13º

Ghassan Toubia ’81 and Nina Toubia

James W. Winchester MA ’72, PhD ’80 and Diana J. Ford ’83 Boelter Associates - $2,500 to $4,999

William Ballhaus, Jr. and Jane K. Ballhausº

Brian K. Blockhus and Terese C. Blockhus, Parents ’15

Gary H. Burdorf ’87, MS ’89, PhD ’93 and Sherry L. Burdorf ’86, MBA ’90º Paul H. Chandler MS ’74 and Kathleen R. Chandler

Jenq H. Chen and Tze Y. Chen

Johan Janssen

Robert J. Chin ’68, MS ’69, PhD ’71 and Amy K. Chin

Robert A. Kotick

Michael Deutsch ’78, MS ’80 and Elena Deutsch

Pei Kang and Shueh Huei Chen, Parents ’16 Russell W. Krieger, Jr. ’70 and Linda M. Kriegerº

Chen Liu MS ’12

Jonathan M. Orszagº Rica Orszag ’93º

Christopher G. Peak and Jacquelyn J. Weber, Parents ’12


Robert C. Leamy ’70 and Patricia Watts Leamy ’70

Brian J. Thompson and Janet L. Thompson, Parents ’15

Ivan Catton ’59, PhD ’66 and Susan A. Catton


Peter B. Sender and Haya S. Sender, Parents ’09º, MS ’12

Maria D. Pradel MA ’90, PhD ’97 and Daniel E. Pradel Kenneth W. Privitt ’77, MS ’80 and Nancy G. Privitt ’78º Christopher S. Proctor ’82 and Julie A. Proctor ’82, Parents ’15

Glenn M. Sakamoto ’82, MS ’84 Jacquelyn C. Schoell

Alan P. Cutter ’61, MBA ’64º

Gregory A. Fountain and Annette C. Fountain, Parents ’14 Norman A. Futami MBA ’87 and Jean K. Futami, Parents ’13

Eugene C. Gritton ’63, MS ’65, PhD ’67 and Gwendolyn O. Grittonº Frank J. Hanzel, Jr. ’79, MS ’81

Jan C. Harzan ’76 and Annette Harzan John M. Haworth Laurene P. Jobs

David B. Kennedy ’83 and Ruth A. Holly, Parents ’15

Rosalie Kou-May Kuhlmann ’91 and Martin Kuhlmann

Ralph C. Levin ’51

Roxann M. Marumoto ’85, MS ’87 and David H. Julifs Craig R. Moles MS ’89 and Nancy L. Molesº

Carey S. Nachenberg ’95, MS ’95º

Miwa J. Nakagawa ’95, MS ’98 and Arthur Smalley Jerry Y. Ogawa ’69º

Daniel C. Pappone ’77 and Syndie B. Meyer

Durwin L. Sharp ’70, MBA ’74, PhD ’79 and Christianne Melanson Akira Shinoda ’67º

Steven J. Shire and Maria Yang, Parents ’13 Galina Vasilievna Stepanova Desalyn Stevenson

Dwight C. Streit MS ’83, PhD ’86 and Deborah Streitº Robert S. Tokashiki and Karen Tokashiki, Parents ’16 Sang V. Tran ’87, MS ’88 and Hanna L. Tran David K. Triolo ’80º

Kim Fan Wong and Christine F. Ng, Parents ’13 Boelter Contributors - $1,000 to $2,499 Anonymous (1)

John S. Adams ’62

Song-Haur An MS ’81, ENG ’83, PhD ’86 and Agnes An

James Edward Anhalt, III ’92 and Lisa Anhalt

Richard E. Arnell and Cynthia A. Arnell, Parents ’13 Ethan Aronoff PhD ’71 and Barbara Aronoff

Nallathur and Vatchala Balasubramanian, Parents ’14

Vito A. Costanzo ’84 and Gabriela A. Costanzo ’85, Parents ’16

Richard S. Baty PhD ’70 and Linda S. Baty

Raymond A. Cunanan and Diane K. Cunanan, Parents ’13

Fred J. Barker ’71, MBA ’73 and Su Barker, Parents’14

Sigmundo M. Bautista ’00

Benton Bejach and Wanlyn Bejach Abdulla M. Bin Thaneya and Maha A. Al Moosa, Parents ’16 Glen Boe ’60 and Jean E. Boe

Leonard Gerald Bonilla ’70 and Elisa M. Bonilla, Parents ’03

Janet L. Brooks MN ’83

Gary Mitchell Brown ’79 and Christine Marie Brown

Karal D. Cottrell ’60 and Ann R. Cottrell

Curtis L. Dahlberg ’73

Hans Juergen Dall and Carolyn R. Dall, Parents ’14

Hernan Pongan De Guzman ’85 and Suanne C. De Guzman, Parents ’14

Patrick W. Dennis ’76, MS ’78, MBA ’82, JD ’82 and Nancy L. Dennis ’79 Prithviraj Dharmaraja and Nirmala Dharmaraja, Parents ’11

Emily R. Dunkel ’01 and Brian Milch

Donald G. Browne

Wayne Dunlap ’68 and Elise G. Dunlap

Scott G. Campbell ’04

Paul L. Dutra ’96 and Holly H. Liu ’99

Benny C. Chang ’70, MS ’72 and Janet B. Chang ’77

Charles H. Eldredge and Melissa M. Eldredge, Parents ’13

Henry W. Burgess MS ’75 and Cindy Burgess

Mordecai N. Dunst ’75 and Karen R. Dunst, Parents ’13

Kenneth O. Cartwright ’72 and Ricki Cartwright ’68, MA ’70

Paul R. Eggert MS ’77, PhD ’80 and Stacey Byrnes

Frances K. Chang ’07

Tom Ellis and Donna Mae Ellis, Parents ’13

Kuo T. Chang and Karen H. Chang, Parents ’13

Frank M. Chang and Shelly Chang, Parents ’02

Tarric M. El-Sayed ’81 and Remily El-Sayed

Augustine Moses O. Esogbue ’64

Stanley E. Charles ’56, MS ’68 and Mary Louise Charles ’60

Orlene J. Foss

Steven D. Chin ’80, MS ’80 and Barbara L. Chin, Parents ’17

David G. Frostad ’59 and Peggy J. Frostad ’59

Keith T. Chiem ’97 and Yun-Fang Juan

Amos Freedy ’65, MS ’67, PhD ’69 and Susan G. Freedy ’66, Parents’ 13

Steve Chiou and Patricia Lee, Parents ’15

Terry N. Gardner PhD ’75 and Shifra Gardner

Wesley T. Chuang PhD ’01

Arnold J. Gaunt ’86

Neal M. Cohen ’87 and Adrienne D. Cohen ’86

Jennifer Aytona Gil ’01

Wesley W. Chu and Julia Chu, Parents ’93 Allen Cohen ’86, MS ’87

Robert J. Gaspar ’95

Rodney C. Gibson MS ’66, PhD ’69 and Nancy P. Gibson, Parents ’92

Albert J. Glassman PhD ’71 Thomas P. Goebel PhD ’69 Anthony T. Gomez ’69

William R. Goodin MS ’71, PhD ’75, ME ’82 and Caroline Dockrell Ernest W. Gossett PhD ’74 and Brigitte G. Gossett MS ’78 Robert A. Green ’72, JD ’75 and Judy A. Green, Parents ’03 Gagandeep S. Grewal ’93 and Ramanjit K. Grewal Arnold Hackett ’87

William Hant PhD ’70 and Myrna A. Hant ’64, PhD ’87, Parents ’96

Barbara C. Heiller ’69 and Larry Heiller Jerre A. Hitz ’58, MS ’61 and Nancy K. Hitz ’60

Wai K. Ho ’78, MS ’79 and Sou K. Ho Jeffrey N. Hoffner

Kenny W. Hom ’87 and Paula L. Hom ’89

Daniel P. Horwitz ’57, MBA ’65 and Barbara A. Resnick-Horwitz ’79

Yasukazu Hoshino MS ’94, PhD ’02 Donald R. Howard ’58 and Edwina Howard Kenneth Hsiang Kevin Hsiang

Linden Hsu ’91

Ralph E. Hunt ’63

Andrei Iancu ’89, MS ’90, JD ’96 and Luiza C. Iancu ’88 Kimihiko Imura and Yoshiko Imura, Parents ’14 May Jang MS ’73, ENG ’77, PhD ’81 Doyle B. Johnson

Reginald Jue MS ’80 and Kathryn Cooperman Jue

Eric G. Juline ’69, MS ’70 and E Juline Ann Renee Karagozian ’78 and Theodore Aram Sarafian

Andrew E. Katz ’69, JD ’72 and Denise L. Katz


Joseph L. Coleman and Kathleen Y. Coleman JD ’84, Parents ’13


Chris Baker and Marta S. Baker, Parents ’14, ’17

Don R. Kendall MS ’85, PhD ’89 and Jacqueline Kendall James J. Killackey ’57 and Cynthia M. Killackey

Yong U. Kim MS ’83, PhD ’87 and Elizabeth Kim William J. Kirkwood ’80 and Pamela W. Kirkwood

Francis H. Kishi ’53, MS ’58, PhD ’63 Kerry H. Kokubun, Parent ’12 La Roc L. Kovar ’81 and Linda A. Kovar ’81

James Kuo and Faith Wu, Parents ’12 Peggy S. Kurihara MN ’82 and Rodney A. Kurihara, Parents ’13

Mark J. Kushner ’76

David M. Lackman ’93

Leslie M. Lackman and Marjorie M. Lackman

Francis P. Lee and Christine S. Yip, Parents ’14

Joe Lee and Ai-Chu Cheng, Parents ’13 John M. Lee MBA ’86 and Lily T. Lee, Parents ’13 Sabing H. Lee ’94, MS ’94

John C. Leete MS ’99

Robert Gerard Lepore ’76, MS ’78 and Lori E. Lepore

Daniel A. Menasce PhD ’78 and Gilda Menasce Antonio Mercado and Laura M. Walters, Parents ’13 Scott Mishima ’87

David Glen Mitchell ’77 and Holly A. Mitchell

Robert J. Murphy and Deidre L. Murphy, Parents ’16 James Murray ’70, MS ’71 and Carol L. Donald

Roger Patrick Murry ’73, MS ’76 and Catherine B. Murry

Don S. Myers ’64 and Deborah K. Myers

Mas Nagami ’53 and Dorothy Nagami Waleed M. Namoos ’94

Sean F. Nazareth ’92, MS ’94 and Julie J. Nazareth ’93

Andrew Kenneth Newman MS ’95, PhD ’05 and Amy Lam ’94 Peter Y. Ng ’75 and Jannie Ng

William E. Nicolai, Jr. ’50 and Mary L. Nicolai Debbie Nishimura ’04 and Michael Nishimura

Daniel J. Peterson ’80 and Lisa J. Peterson ’81

Ronald L. Plue ’56, MS ’62 and Rosemary Plue ’57, MBA ’82 Steven D. Powell ’00, MBA ’10

Chulanur P. Ramakrishnan and Latha Ramakrishnan, Parents ’10 Rami R. Razouk ’75, MS ’75, PhD ’80 and Deborah D. Downs PhD ’80 Paul B. Ricci MS ’80 and Valeria W. Ricci

Joseph J. Rice ’88 and Monica Rice Christopher A. Rimer ’91 and Christine Rimer ’93

Francisco Romero ’90, MAR ’95 and Nadine B. Romero

Walter E. Rusinek and Katherine A. Patterson, Parents ’13 Roy R. Sakaida ’53 and Dorothy W. Sakaida ’55, Parents ’83, ’86 Henry Laurel Sanchez ’94, MS ’97 John Schauerman ’79 and Claudia H. Schauerman

Van N. Schultz ’74, MS ’75 and Susan R. Schultz ’75, Parents ’04

Shawmo E. Lin and Grace Lin, Parents ’13

Howard S. Nussbaum ’71, MS ’72, PhD ’76 and Deborah M. Nussbaum

William H. Lingle, IV ’80

Michael G. Oshita and Cynthia M. Oshita, Parents ’13

Stephen Sylvester Schwartz, Parent ’13

David E. Schwab MS ’67 and Gretchen A. Burton ’66

Nigel N. Liang MS ’06 and Wei-Chi Lin MS ’07

Dean E. Okamura ’75

Chain-Tsuau Liu and Ta C. Liu

William Overman ’73, PhD ’81 and Rita Overman

William M. Scott and Jill Baran Scott, Parents ’13

Sanjay K. Parikh and Asha S. Parikh, Parents ’09

George M. Shannon, Jr. and Linda A. Shannon ’76

Gary Loo ’81, MS ’84


Brian N. Mc Innis ’95

John B. Peller MS ’66, PhD ’68 and Pat Peller

Hermann D. Schurr ’82, MS ’85 and Juliet N. Schurr ’82, MS ’86, Parents ’12

Tony Li and Mei Li, Parents ’15


Brian W. Marbach ’77 and Phyllis Rafferty Marbach MS ’84

Howard Khanh Luu ’92 and My T. Luu Gary E. MacDougal ’58 and Charlene MacDougal

Asad M. Madni ’69, MS ’72 and Gowhartaj A. Madni, Parents MS ’08, MS ’12

Jeff Oxman ’68 and Karen Oxman ’77

Eric Koch Sender ’09, MS ’12

Chan K. Park ’91 and Cindy S. Park

Phillip M. Shigemura ’69, MS ’71 and Joyce M. Shigemura

John R. Parsons ’69

Takashi Shiozaki ’69 and Leslie E. Shiozaki

Bruce J. Smith ’65 and Cynthia C. Smith, Parents ’04 David P. Smith MS ’68

Bart Ben Sokolow ’70, MS ’73, DEnv ’77 and Harriet J. Scharf

Sherri L. Squires and Ronald S. Squires, Parents ’13 Frederik N. Staal MS ’87 and Dara J. Staal David W. Stephens MS ’89 Jonathan P. Stewart and Alisa F. Stewart

John Chengming Sun ’94, MS ’01 and Wan Y. Law ’95, MS ’95 Jeremy L. Switzer ’98, MBA ’07 and Midco K. Switzer Norito R. Takamoto ’56 and Takaye Takamoto William Tenenblatt ’71 and Anna Tenenblatt

Michael Teng and Patricia Teng, Parents ’13 Vlad Z. Teplitskiy ’99, MS ’01 Helene Terris

David Ting ’93, MBA ’01 and Grace H. Ting ’93

See Ching Chan Lily S. Tong, Parents ’14 Yuji Toriyama and Teruko Toriyama, Parents’13

Allen M. Tran MS ’88, ENG ’93, PhD ’94 and Susan T. Vuong MS ’94 Hsiao-Shen J. Tsao and Hueylian G. Wang, Parents ’11 Frank C. Tung PhD ’68 and Roberta T. Tung Cole M. Vandenberg Darwin Vargas

Efren Vasquez ’07

Nelson A. Villaluz ’07 and Heidi M. Ambrosio ’05 Jonathan O. Villegas ’99

Chia-Wan Wang and Shihfen Su, Parents ’12

Raymond Wang and Shirley C. Wang, Parents ’10 Shih-Chieh Wang and Hsiao-Ping Li Jeffrey S. Way ’76 and Linda K. Way, Parents ’12

Gershon Weltman ’58, MS ’60, PhD ’62 and Tova Weltman ’61 Duane E. Wikholm ’55, MS ’58, PhD ’66 and Sylvia Wikholm Charles E. Wilcoxson ’85, MBA ’94 and Jeanine W. Wilcoxson

Kin Wah Wong PhD ’77 Wilford F. Wong ’62

Agnes N. Woo ’86, MS ’88 and Jason C. Woo

Cheng Chih Yang MS ’81, ENG ’83, PhD ’91 and Terri Y. Yang

Alex Q. Franceschi ’10, MS ’11 Andrew A. Freer ’10, MS ’12

Sarah P. Gibson MS ’08, PhD ’12

Rajindra S. Handapangoda ’05, MS ’06

Terence Foster Heinrich ’08, MS ’11 and Julie Lanier Heinrich ’07 Ziyue Huang ’08

Kiranpreet Kaur ’12

Michael Kebret ’04

Dohyun Kim PhD ’08

Joshua L. Laheru MS ’11 and Joanna Chen Cory Li ’10

Nigel N. Liang MS ’06 and Wei-Chi Lin MS ’07 Yen Ting Lin MS ’11 Chen Liu MS ’12

Owen A. Lutje ’10

Jamal A. Madni MS ’08, MS ’12 Ryan Martin ’03, PhD ’08 Wai Lin Maung ’11

Aleksandra M. Mstowska ’12

Ian Yip and Marion K. Ho, Parents ’13

Debbie Nishimura ’04 and Michael Nishimura

Shigeru Yoshida

Henry Phan ’11, MS ’12

Gina Zhang, Parent ’14

Eric Koch Sender ’09, MS ’12

Jeonghee Yi MS ’94, PhD ’01 Jiyoung Yoon

Bryan E. Parker ’09

Petros Zerfos MS ’03, PhD ’05 and Maja Vukovic

Erick J. Romero ’09 and Lorena Romero

Jonathan L. Zweig ’00

Mehul H. Shah MS ’07

Young Professional Boelter Society Anonymous (1)

Hoang M. Banh ’07 Aidan S. Begg ’08

Scott G. Campbell ’04

Dahlia Samantha Canter ’08 Frances K. Chang ’07 Jennifer J. Chen ’07

Franklin C. Chiang ’04, MS ’06, PhD ’09 Carolyn Chuang ’12

Jeffrey Su ’10

Victor Tang ’09

Efren Vasquez ’07

Nelson A. Villaluz ’07 and Heidi M. Ambrosio ’05 Taikang M. Wan ’09 Sherman Wang ’04

Andrew J. Winther ’03

Ricardo J. Zendejas ’08

Petros Zerfos MS ’03, PhD ’05 and Maja Vukovic


Minda S. Sizto and Ning C. Sizto, Parents ’10

Prasanth Veerina


Michael W. Sievers ’73, MS ’75, PhD ’80 and Charlene M. Sievers

The UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science gratefully acknowledges the organizations that made gifts to the school from July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. CORPORATIONS $1 million and up Microsoft Corp. $100,000 to $999,999 The Boeing Co. Bruin Biometrics Intel Corp. Northrop Grumman Corp. Pullman Lane Productions Qualcomm Inc. Real Communications Inc. Samsung Group Synergy Microwave Corp. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. VeriSign Inc. WANDA Corp. Additional Support – $5,000+ Adobe Systems Inc. Aerojet Rocketdyne The Aerospace Corp. Agilent Technologies Inc. Air Products and Chemicals Inc. Alcoa Co. Analog Devices Inc.



Atom Inc.

General Motors Corp.

$100,000 to $999,999

Geosyntec Consultants Inc.

Joseph Beggs Foundation for Kinematics Inc.º

Global Foundries Inc. Global Research Collaboration Google Inc. IBM Corp. IDEMA KPFF Consulting Engineers Livermore Software Technology Corp. Lockheed Martin Corp. Matech Industrial Co. Mentor Graphics Corp. Mitsubishi Corp. Miwa Lock Co. The National Gem Consortium National Instruments National Technical Systems NCR Corp. Nokia Mobile Phones OPTECH Ventures Pegasus Wireless Health Raytheon Systems Co. Sage Products Inc. Scope Industries Symantec Corp. Synopsys Inc. Texas Instruments Inc.

The Nicholas Endowment The David and Lucile Packard Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation Additional Support – $5,000+ Aegon Transamerica Foundation Aero Institute The Ahmanson Foundation The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Japan Patent Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Kay Family Foundation W. M. Keck Foundation The Link Foundation Okawa Foundation Pacific Heart Lung & Blood Institute OTHER ORGANIZATIONS $100,000 to $999,999

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Computing Research Association MK Level Playing Field Institute Additional Support – $5,000+

The Walt Disney Co. Wintek Corp.

Chevron Corp.


Focus Ventures Inc.

National Coalition for Health Integration

ViaSat Inc.

Xerox Corp.

Composite Support & Solutions Commercial Inc.

GoldenAge Foundation

Utopia Compression Corp.

Blizzard Entertainment Inc. Cisco Systems Inc.

Broadcom Foundation

$1 million and up Samueli Foundation Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund Ltd.

American Heart Association National Center Brigham and Women’s Hospital Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California National Chiao Tung University University of Johannesburg ºDean’s Loyalty Circle

Hidden binary message on Boelter Hall tiles A hidden message left in Boelter Hall in 2011 has been uncovered. Earlier this year, an undergraduate computer science student noticed that an odd arrangement of gray and beige tiles on the second floor spells out “Lo and behold!” in binary code. The pattern was embedded secretly during a renovation project by UCLA associate architect Erik Hagen as a tribute to Professor Emeritus Leonard Kleinrock, who in 1969 led the team of engineers from 3420 Boelter that famously sent the first Internet message ever: “LO.” The message was supposed to be “LOGIN,” but the system crashed after two letters. Kleinrock likes the accidental version better. “We didn’t plan it, but we couldn’t have come up with a better message: short and prophetic,” he said. The tile work, Kleinrock said, is “a brilliant Easter egg that the architect left for folks to discover.” ­— alison hewitt

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