Hall of Fame

Dr. Freidoon Barez

San Jose State University

Ajit Manocha

President & CEO, SEMI

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu

Mr. Mark A. Pasquale

Mr. William “Bill” Jennings

Dr. Randy Howard Katz

Dr. Chenming Hu

Dr. Richard Stuart

Dr. David N.K. Wang

Mr. John Celli

Dr. Paul R. Gray

Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi

Mr. Steve L. Poizner

Mr. Chandrakant D. Patel

Dr. James D. Plummer

Dr. David A. Hodges

David K. Lam

Dr. Aart de Geus

Dr. Martin Hellman

Dr. Sam David Haddad

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy

Dr. Joseph W. Goodman

Ms. Celeste Volz Ford

Dr. Terry E. Shoup

Mr. Richard J. Elkus, Jr.

Dr. Alan M. Title

Meyya Meyyappan, Ph.D.

Robert E. Berry

Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, Ph.D.

Jimmy Kazuhiro Omura, Ph.D.

Dr. Ernest S. Kuh

Mr. Stanley T. Myers

Mr. W.J. “Jerry” Sanders III

Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson

Dr. James Spilker, Jr.

Dr. Paul Baran

Mr. Jack Baskin

Dr. Lotfi Zadeh

Dr. Sass Somekh

Dr. Thomas Kailath

Mr. Kenneth Levy

Dr. Douglas Engelbart

Dr. Dan Maydan

Dr. David Patterson

Dr. T.J. Rodgers

Dr. Chang-Lin Tien (2004)

Dr. Marcian E. “Ted” Hoff, Jr.

Mr. Steven G. Wozniak

Mr. Kumar Malavalli

Dr. Mihir Parikh

Mr. Roy L. Clay, Sr.

Dr. John L. Hennessy

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg (2001)

Dr. William F. Miller (2001)

Dr. Frank S. Greene, Jr. (2001)

Dr. Fredrick J. Moody

Dr. Koichi (Ko) Nishimura

Dr. Bernard Widrow

Ms. Jane G. Evans (1999)

Dr. James M. Hait

Dr. Gordon E. Moore

Mr. William (Bill) J. Adams

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Turturici

Dr. Jay D. Pinson (1998)

Dr. Bernard M. Oliver

Mr. Sam M. Cristofano

Dr. James F. Gibbons

Dr. William J. Perry

Mr. Richard K. Pefley

Dr. David A. Thompson

Dr. Edward L. Ginzton

Mr. Norman O. Gunderson

Mr. George S. Nolte, Sr.

Dr. Paul J. Friedl

Dr. Joseph B. Franzini

Dr. George L. Sullivan

Mr. Daniel M. Tellep

Mr. Sigurd F. Varian

Dr. Russell H. Varian

Mr. Michael H. Antonacci

Dr. Robert J. Parden

Dr. Robert N. Noyce

Mr. Fred H. Tibbetts

Dr. John G. Linvill

Ms. Mary G. Ross

Mr. Reynold B. Johnson

Dr. David Packard

Dr. William R. Hewlett

Ms. Esther Williams

Dr. Dale L. Compton

Dr. Frederick E. Terman

Mr. A. Louis London

Mr. Leo W. Ruth

SVEC member Organizations:

  • IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • IEEE SSCS (IEEE Solid State Circuit Society)
  • IEEE CIS (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • SWE East Bay chapter
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASMI (Santa Clara Valley Chapter, ASM International)
  • EAA (Electric Auto Association)
  • NorthCal AIChE (Leading organization of Chemical Engineering Professionals)

Silicon Valley Leaders
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Leaders who have made big difference in our lives

We started Silicon Valley Engineering Council back in 1990 and I’m really excited to be part of it, our purpose was to create an umbrella organization for all technical societies in Silicon Valley…

Dr. Fred Barez

SVEC Hall of Fame Inductee 2020

SVEC Hall of Fame is really a tremendous honor in Silicon Valley, there are some wonderful people who have been inducted to the Hall of Fame and they’ve done really significant things for this community, they cross boundaries and what they’ve done in engineering have made such a big difference in our lives…

Dr. Terry Shoup

Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University, SVEC Hall of Fame

It’s essential to keep the flow of young people excited to go into professions that really build for the future, and I wish Silicon Valley Engineering Council the best of success…

Dr. Steven Chu

Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Stanford University
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Dr. Freidoon Barez

San Jose State University, Professor & Department Chair

Dr. Barez is a leader, aggressive participant to technology, an innovator, an entrepreneur, a high-tech company founder, a distinguished educator, and a mentor to young aspiring engineers. Following earning a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California in Berkeley at the age of 25, he started his career in Silicon Valley.

Advancement in storage device technology has enabled ever more functional and affordable storage devices, with dramatic impact on virtually every aspect of life in modern society. The key to continual improvements in storage device density has been the invention and development of advanced technologies in high density rotating disk file storage systems. Dr. Barez, designed, developed and manufactured a variety of products for data storage disk drive industry, in particular, design of the unique servo clock heads to increase disk file storage. Virtually all documents and photos stored in the ‘clouds’ utilizes technologies developed by Dr. Barez.

Dr. Barez is the current Chair of Aviation and Technology, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and past Chair of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at San Jose State University. He is a magnet to attract and inspire engineering students to his programs, has a variety of research interests such as Electronics Packaging, Semiconductors, Smart Home and Energy Efficiency, Self-driving and Autonomous Vehicles. He introduced over 35 new courses in support of workforce development in Silicon Valley; developed educational and research laboratories, supervised graduate students, and published journal and conference papers, book chapters and manuscripts.

Dr. Barez is a member of several professional and honorary societies. A co-founder and past president of SVEC, co-founder and President of SIP, and Project Enable. President of ASME Santa Clara Valley, Life Member, Fellow and recipient of the ASME’s prestigious ‘Dedicated Service’ Award, Life Member of the Chinese Institute of Engineers (CIE), and a co-Trustee of the Epsilon Pi Tau Honorary Society.

Ajit Manocha

President & CEO, SEMI

Throughout his career spanning four decades, Ajit Manocha has been a pioneer, business leader, and champion of industry collaboration as a critical means of advancing technology for societal and economic prosperity. He has been adept at forming strong partnerships with customers, suppliers, governments and communities for these efforts.

Ajit began his career as a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, where he was granted over a dozen patents related to semiconductor manufacturing processes that served as the foundation for modern microelectronics manufacturing. He went on to hold senior worldwide operations leadership roles at Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Spansion before serving as President and CEO at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SEMI. He has served on the boards of SEMI, SIA and GSA. Ajit was an advisor to President Obama on the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Steering committee and on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). In 2012, during his tenure at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Ajit was awarded the prestigious “EHS Achievement Award — Inspired by Akira Inoue” for his commitment and action on Environmental Health and Safety standards. Additionally, he has excelled in people development by teaching courses such as “Leadership by Example” and “Classroom to Cleanroom to Boardroom.”

Currently, as President and CEO of SEMI, Ajit has initiated a major transformation to expand SEMI’s scope and influence to represent the broader electronics manufacturing supply chain. He has positioned SEMI to tackle major challenges facing the industry and support the community by building up Workforce Development and Diversity & Inclusion programs to address the growing talent shortage and lack of gender parity across the industry.

In December 2019, Ajit was named an “All Star of the Semiconductor Industry” by VLSI Research for his visionary leadership in restructuring SEMI from its traditional position to represent the expanded electronics supply chain.

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu (2019)

Dean of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

Tsu-Jae King Liu was born in Ithaca, NY and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. From 1992 to 1996 she worked at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center as a Member of Research Staff. In August 1996 she joined the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley, where she presently is the Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering.

She is best known for the development of polycrystalline silicon-germanium thin film technology for applications in integrated circuits and microsystems, and for co-developing the three-dimensional “FinFET” transistor design that is used in all leading-edge microprocessor chips today. Her awards include the DARPA Significant Technical Achievement Award (2000) for development of the FinFET, the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award (2010) for contributions to nanoscale MOS transistors, memory devices, and MEMs devices, the Semiconductor Industry Association Outstanding Researcher Award (2014), and the Semiconductor Research Corporation Aristotle Award (2016).

She has authored or co-authored over 500 publications and holds over 90 patents. Liu is a Fellow of the IEEE, an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the U.S. National Acade

Mr. Mark A. Pasquale (2019)

Vice President and General Manager, Special Programs Lockheed Martin Space

Mark A. Pasquale is the Vice President and General Manager for Lockheed Martin Space Special Programs, where he leads execution and new capture pursuits for the division’s largest business. He manages a broad portfolio responsible for Profit and Loss of multiple large complex development programs, operations and maintenancecontracts and a variety of research and development pursuits. His portfolio is focused on delivering high-performance systems and innovative concepts for critical national security space applications. He is responsible for advocacy within the legislative and executive branches for programs of record, policies related to the content of the business and the future direction of follow on architectures.

Previously, Mark served as vice president Engineering and Technology at Lockheed Martin Space. Responsible for 10,000 engineers, accountable for hardware and software engineering and technology strategy spanning numerous products, from mission systems, sensor systems and missile defense to human spaceflight and deep-space missions.

Previously, he served as the vice president, Supply Chain Management, responsible for $5 billion worth of Subcontracts. Prior, Mark was deputy to the Military Space Vice President and general manager. Responsible for national security space programsincluding GPS, early warning missile detection, military communications missions and the Mobile User Objective System.

Mark earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University in 1984. He serves on the San Jose State Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board. He is a recipient of the prestigious Lockheed Martin NOVA award and the San Jose State University

Mr. William “Bill” Jennings (2018)

If you use Windows on your PC, send traffic over the Internet, use a cell phone, navigate by GPS, or have your computer time set automatically, you benefit from innovations that William “Bill” Jennings helped invent, create, or led a team to bring these solutions to your world. Today 80% of Internet traffic depends on products that Bill conceived and led teams to build.

Bill has over thirty years of system development experience ranging from high volume consumer products, atomic clocks, and worldwide networking systems for major Enterprise and Service Providers. Bill was an advisor for many privately held, and two public companies leading to acquisitions and/or public offerings. He has led teams developing multi-billion dollar product lines from concept to volume installation.

At Cisco, Bill invented the first Network Processor that combined the processing capabilities of a microprocessor with the high speed communication required to process the data needed that makes the high speed internet a reality. With Bill’s ingenuity and innovation, we achieved the networking speeds we have today.

Bill has seventeen design patents relating to CPU, Memory, Sensor, Networking, Agriculture, and Bus Architectures. He is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering honors graduate from Georgia Tech.

Today, at FarmX, Bill is bringing the same innovations to precision agriculture by developing patent pending solutions to collect soil and plant data in a very accurate and cost effective manner. This data is being used by machine learning algorithms that make commercial agriculture signifi

Dr. Randy Howard Katz (2018)

Randy Howard Katz received his undergraduate degree from Cornell (1976), and his M.S. (1978) and Ph.D. (1980) degrees from Berkeley. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1983. Since 1996 he has been the United Microelectronics Corporation Distinguished Professor. On January 1, 2018, he was appointed as the Vice Chancellor for Research at Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the ACM, the IEEE, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published over 350 refereed papers, book chapters, and books. He has supervised 57 M.S. theses and 46 Ph.D. dissertations. He has received four test-of-time and sixteen best paper awards. His recognitions include the Diane S. McEntyre Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Jim and Donna Gray Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award, the ASEE Terman Award, the IEEE Mulligan Education Medal, the ACM Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, the IEEE Johnson Information Storage Award, the ACM Sigmobile Outstanding Contributor Award, the Outstanding Alumni Award of the Computer Science Division, the CRA Outstanding Service Award, and the Air Force Exceptional Civilian Service Decoration. In the late 1980s, with Berkeley colleagues, he developed Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID). At DARPA in 1993-1994, he established whitehouse.gov and connected the White House to the Internet. His current research interests are data analytics from distributed sensors and actuators and Smart Cities through Intelligent Energy/Buildings/Transportation Infrastructures.

Dr. Chenming Hu (2017)

TSMC Distinguished Professor Emeritus of UC Berkeley

Chenming Hu is TSMC Distinguished Professor of Microelectronics Emeritus at University of California, Berkeley and Chairman of Friends of Children with Special Needs based in the Silicon Valley.

Dr. Hu was the lead inventor and developer of the 3D transistor, FinFET, that has allowed the semiconductor technology to advance beyond 20nm and the Moore’s Law extended. He leads the development of the BSIM family of transistor models. They are industry-standards and have bridged integrated circuits (IC) design and IC manufacturing around the world since 1996. He also developed IC reliability tests and models that have been widely used by the semiconductor industry since 1980’s.

Dr. Hu received the National Technology and Innovation Medal from President Obama in the White House in 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers called him “Microelectronics Visionary – achievements critical to producing smaller yet more reliable and higher-performance integrated circuits.” It awarded him the Jack Morton Award, the Solid State Circuits Award, and the Nishizawa Medal. He is a member of the US Academy of Engineering, Chinese Academy of sciences, Academia Sinica, and The World Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Hu has published five books on solar cells, semiconductor devices, FinFET and BSIM models as well as 1000 research articles. Among the education awards that he has received are the SRC Aristotle Award, IEEE EDS Education Award, and UC Berkeley’s highest honor for teaching – the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.

Chenming Hu received his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Richard Stuart (2017)

CEO, ARES Holding Corporation

Dr. Stuart is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Stanford University with his PhD in Engineering Mechanics. Dr. Stuart’s PhD dissertation was “Vibration of Edge-Reinforced Plates” and he focused much of his early career solving vibration problems and improving seismic safety. He served as a military officer in the US Army Corps of Engineers and was decorated in both Germany and Vietnam. Later, at the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) he managed the structural, seismic, and mechanical engineering, and materials safety for US nuclear operating reactors. Dr. Stuart was part of a team that implemented the first Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) on a commercial nuclear power plant.

Dr. Stuart has spent the balance of his career applying quantitative risk assessment computer tools and techniques within “high-consequence” industries such as: commercial nuclear power, the US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Department of Defense – Defense Threat Reduction Agency, NASA human space flight, NASA satellites and boosters, environmental cleanup of mixed-wastes (radiological and toxicological wastes), and, vulnerability assessments of terrorists risks. Dr. Stuart formed ARES Corporation in 1992 to implement Applied Research & Engineering Sciences on engineering and design, risk management, project management and security assessments in “high-consequence” industries. Today, ARES has more than 800 employees with operations throughout the US and overseas. ARES’ software products are widely used to reduce the risks of terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure and to manage the design and construction of large capital projects.

Dr. David N.K. Wang (2017)

Former CEO, SMIC, Former EVP, Applied Materials

Dr. Wang is a pioneer and inventor with over 100 patents for breakthrough products in etch and CVD technologies which enabled the steady progress of Moore’s Law. He received the first ever lifetime achievement award from Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI).

Dr. Wang began his career at Bell Laboratories where he conducted research in plasma etch, plasma CVD and X-ray lithography. He joined Applied Materials in 1980 and was principal developer of the AME 8100 and AME 8300 plasma etch systems that catapulted Applied Materials from 0% to over 50% market share in etch. He was appointed President of Applied Materials Asia in 2004. Dr. Wang was a co-developer of the Precision 5000 (CVD and Etch) systems, the industry’s most successful product ever. In 1993, the product was inducted into the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wang joined Huahong Group as Chairman & CEO in 2005, driving a 7-fold increase in profitability in 2 years and establishing the company as a leader in China. In 2009, as President and CEO of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), he successfully executed a massive turnaround and brought the company to profitability for the first time in its history.

Dr. Wang received his B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Chung Yuan University, Taiwan, M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, and his Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from UC Berkeley. Dr. Wang is currently a member of Board of Directors, Hanwha Q Cells Corporation.

Outside of his professional career, Dr. Wang has been very supportive of related professional societies and universities. He has also been a dedicated benefactor for the arts and charitable organizations in Silicon Valley, and continues to build bridges between the US and China.

Mr. John Celli (2016)

President, SSL

As a young student of engineering, John Celli was so fascinated by watching the landing of Neil Armstrong on the moon and so touched by listening to the cheers and applause emanating from the Eternal City of Rome, that he decided right there to study space technology. His determined pursuit led to his eventual migration to the U.S.A. Mr. Celli’s meteoric rise through the ranks to President of SSL, a leading manufacturer of commercial satellites, is what the American Dream is made of. Today, as its top executive, Mr. Celli is responsible for SSL’s strategic and business directions. Previously, Mr. Celli held a variety of engineering and management positions within SSL with increasing management responsibility. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he guided SSL through bankruptcy and turned it into the leading and most successful manufacturer of complex geosynchronous commercial satellites. Mr. Celli has championed a culture of cooperation with customers to dramatically improve the quality and reliability of SSL. Recognizing that the future of the satellite industry lies in the passion of the younger generation for science and technology, Mr. Celli has led SSL in promoting the training of students, seeking to attract the best engineering talent from around the globe, and relentlessly supporting STEM education and the CTEq organization. Before joining SSL, Mr. Celli held design and management positions for space products and ground systems at Alenia S.P.A. in Rome. Mr. Celli has a Dr.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Rome “La Sapienza,” Rome, Italy.

Dr. Paul R. Gray (2015)

UC Berkeley Dept of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

Paul R. Gray was born on December 8, 1942, in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in 1963, 1965, and 1969, respectively.

In 1971 Dr. Gray joined the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS), at U.C. Berkeley, where he is now a professor emeritus. He has held several administrative posts at Berkeley, including executive vice chancellor and provost (2000-2006), dean of the College of Engineering (1996-2000), and chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (1990-93). His research interests have included bipolar and MOS circuit design, electro-thermal interactions in integrated circuits, device modeling, telecommunications circuits, and analog-digital interfaces in VLSI systems. Prior to joining U.C. Berkeley, he was with the Research and Development Laboratory at Fairchild Semiconductor (1969-1971) in Palo Alto, California. He is the co-author of a widely used college textbook on analog integrated circuit design.

Dr. Gray is a member and former Councillor of the National Academy of Engineering, and serves on several corporate boards, and currently is a member of the board of trustees and Interim President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Dr. Gray is a fellow of the IEEE, and has served as president of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Council and as editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits. He has received several technical achievement and education awards, including the IEEE Solid State Circuits award (1994) the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal (2004), and the IEEE Robert Noyce Medal (2008). He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Bucharest in Romania (1999) and from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland (2006).

Dr. Gray is married and has two grown sons and two grandsons.

Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi (2015)

President, San José State University

Dr. Mohammad Humayon Qayoumi has made significant contributions in the areas of energy, quality improvement, and STEM education. Early in his career he conducted pioneering research in optimizing expansion of electric power grids using economic energy exchanges to minimize the number of electric power plants, an initiative producing significant cost savings. His projects have produced better energy simulation models, improved flue gas desulfurization plants, and produced cost effective methods to measure facilities’ heating energy. Along the way, he has published eight books, authored over 100 articles, and delivered numerous technical presentations in conferences worldwide. Furthermore, he helped found the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement, and served as senior examiner for the National Baldrige Quality Award program.
As San José State University’s 28th president and professor of Electrical Engineering, a position he has held since 2011, Dr. Qayoumi has dedicated his exemplary leadership toward improving engineering education, while initiating a wide range of new educational endeavors. He is a trailblazer in transforming higher education delivery models and pioneering audacious strategies in building the STEM pipeline. A senior member of IEEE and Senior Fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, he also chairs the cybersecurity and campus resilience committee for the Department of Homeland Security. He was named in Great Immigrants: Pride of America list by Carnegie Corporation. He supports local entrepreneurship programs and Silicon Valley community initiatives, serving on the boards of the Bay Area Council, Silicon Valley Leadership Group, Blue Shield of California, KQED, and the Commonwealth Club.

Mr. Steve L. Poizner (2014)

Founder of EmpoweredU, co-founder of California Charter Schools Association

An engineer, entrepreneur, elected official, educator, and advocate for reform, Steve Poizner has left a lasting mark on Silicon Valley and California, created technology that is used by millions of Americans on a daily basis, and proved that a true entrepreneurial spirit can used to find solutions in the business world, public service, and education. His first company, Strategic Mapping Inc., assisted police departments, utilities, transportation companies, banks and retailers with selecting new locations and optimizing distribution logistics. Poizner then founded his second company, SnapTrack, which pioneered life-saving technology that integrated GPS receivers into cell phones.

Poizner was selected to be a White House Fellow, starting one week before the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was responsible for issues such as emergency communications planning for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and protecting internet/banking system/power grids from cyber attacks.

Ever passionate about improving education, Poizner spent a year as a volunteer teacher at Mount Pleasant High School in San Jose and co-founded the California Charter Schools Association, the state’s leading charter school organization. Steve Poizner was later elected California Insurance Commissioner, one of only eight statewide elected positions in California. He is highly credited for overhauling the entire state agency by cutting operating expenses by nearly 15% while implementing one of the strongest consumer protection programs in the state’s history.

His latest company, EmpoweredU, has developed a groundbreaking mobile learning platform, used by universities to create flipped, hybrid, and online classes.

Mr. Chandrakant D. Patel (2014)

HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories

Chandrakant Patel is a Senior Fellow at Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) and Chief Engineer at HP Labs. A keen observer of technological inflections, Chandrakant is a pioneer in the design of information technology (IT) infrastructures and in the application of IT for solving societal problems. He has a proven track record of delivering innovations across the R&D lifecycle, from breakthrough research contributions to large-scale technology commercialization.

While managing HP Labs, HP’s central research division, he led the delivery of innovations in storage, networking, print engines, and software platforms. Previously, Chandrakant was amongst the earliest to foresee the need to manage the energy consumption of the Internet, subsequent to which he founded the Smart Data Center research program at HP Labs. A recognized thought leader around the interplay between IT and sustainability, he has also charted new directions for the industry to manage internet-connected “cyber-physical” systems—particularly for reducing the consumption of available energy in city-scale urban infrastructures.

Chandrakant is a strong advocate of fundamental training in science and engineering. He has taught at Chabot College, UC Berkeley Extension, Santa Clara University and San Jose State University and serves on the EECS Industrial Advisory Board at UC Berkeley. He has been granted 133 patents, has authored more than 150 papers, and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the ASME. Chandrakant holds an AS in Engineering from the City College of San Francisco, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University. Chandrakant and wife, Meera, have three children.

Dr. James D. Plummer (2014)

Dean, School of Engineering, Stanford University

Jim Plummer was born in Toronto Canada. He received his B.S. degree from UCLA and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in EE from Stanford University. He is currently the Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of the School of Engineering and the John Fluke Professor in EE at Stanford.

His early work focused on high voltage silicon integrated circuits. A major focus of his work over many years has been on silicon process modeling. This work resulted in the development of SUPREM, which has become the standard process modeling CAD tool used worldwide today. His recent work has focused on nanoscale silicon devices for logic and memory.

Since becoming Dean of Engineering at Stanford in 1999, Dr. Plummer has increasingly focused on engineering education issues. At the undergraduate level, he has been an outspoken advocate for engineering curricula including skills that extend beyond just a technical education. At the graduate level, a major innovation was the creation of Stanford’s new Bioengineering Department in 2002.

Dr. Plummer is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the IEEE. His research awards include the 1991 Gordon Moore Medal for Solid State Science and Technology, the 2001 Semiconductor Industry Association University Research Award, the 2003 IEEE J. J. Ebers Award and the 2007 IEEE Andrew Grove award. He has graduated over 80 Ph.D. students and published more than 400 journal papers and conference presentations. These papers have won 8 best paper awards. He has also received three teaching awards at Stanford. He serves on the Board of Directors of several public companies including Intel and Cadence.

Dr. David A. Hodges (2013)

David A. Hodges is the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He earned the B.E.E. degree at Cornell University and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Berkeley.

From 1966 to 1970, he worked at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill and Holmdel, NJ. In 1970, he joined the EECS faculty at UC Berkeley. Professor Hodges made major research contributions in mixed signal integrated circuit design, which continue to have pervasive influence on the field. He led the development of the field of semiconductor manufacturing through the establishment of the IEEE journal in the field, advocacy of early financial support from industry and government, and the establishment of a leading academic program at Berkeley. Following a year as Chair of the EECS Department, he served as Dean of the College of Engineering from 1990 to 1996. He has made important contributions in engineering education through his teaching, his authorship of a leading textbook, and through his leadership at Berkeley and in the profession. He was the founding Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing, an Editor of the IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, and a Chairman of the International Solid- State Circuits Conference.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering. He is a former Director of Silicon Image, Inc. and of Mentor Graphics Company. He currently serves as Vice-President of the IEEE for Publications and as a member of the IEEE Board of Directors.

David K. Lam (2013)

David K. Lam is best known as the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded Lam Research, today a multi-billion dollar enterprise. As CEO, he guided the launch of Lam’s first plasma etcher for semiconductor manufacturing as it gained a foothold in Japan. Born in China, he became the first Asian-American to take the company public on the NASDAQ Market in 1984.

Dr. Lam mentors high-tech ventures as a board member and through the David Lam Group, which he formed in 1995 to provide growth management advice. He currently serves as chairman of Multibeam Corporation, a developer of multi-column electron-beam systems for lithography and inspection in microchip production.

Dr. Lam has regularly participated in community, educational and governmental organizations. In the 1990s, he took part in Joint Venture Silicon Valley, leading an initiative helping small businesses enter global markets. As president/chairman of AAMA, he transformed the small Asian-American technology association into a multinational network of entrepreneurs and professionals. In 1989, President Bush (41) appointed him to the Minority Business Development Commission. Ron Brown, the late Commerce Secretary under President Clinton, selected him in 1994 to serve on the Presidential Business Development Mission to China.

Dr. Lam earned his Sc.D. doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in 1973 after switching from the field of controlled nuclear fusion. Before entering MIT, he completed undergraduate studies in Engineering Physics at the University of Toronto. Prior to founding Lam Research, he worked on research and engineering in plasma etching at Texas Instruments and Hewlett-Packard.

Dr. Aart de Geus (2013)

Since co-founding Synopsys in 1986, Dr. Aart de Geus has expanded Synopsys from a start-up synthesis enterprise to the world leader in electronic design automation. Dr. de Geus has long been considered one of the world’s leading experts on logic synthesis and simulation, and frequently keynotes major conferences in Electronics and Design Automation. He has been honored for his industry achievements with the 2001 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Industrial Pioneer Award, the 2007 IEEE Robert N. Noyce Medal, the 2008 EDAC/CEDA Kaufman award, and the 2009 GSA-Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award.

Dr. de Geus is active in the business community, serving on the Boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Applied Materials, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), and the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC). He is the recipient of numerous business honors, including 2002 Electronic Business Magazine’s “CEO of the Year” and 2005 “Top 10 Most Influential Executives.” His community leadership was also formally recognized in 2007 when the Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) awarded him with their “Spirit of the Valley” Lifetime Achievement Award, and then again most recently with the 2011 David Packard Award, Joint Venture Silicon Valley's highest honor for civic and community service.

He is also heavily involved in education for the next generation, having created the Synopsys Outreach Foundation in 1999, which promotes project-based science and math learning throughout Silicon Valley. The success of this long-term venture can be gauged by the realization that as of 2012, the Foundation has engaged more than one million students and teachers.

Dr. Martin Hellman (2013)

Professor Martin Hellman of Stanford University is best known for his invention, with Diffie and Merkle, of public key cryptography. This technology secures literally trillions of dollars a day in financial transactions, ranging from Internet credit card purchases to electronic banking and foreign exchange.

Hellman has a deep interest in the ethics of technological development and coedited a book, Breakthrough: Emerging New Thinking, which was published simultaneously in Russian and English in 1987 during the rapid change in Soviet-American relations. His current work in this area focuses on using quantitative risk analysis to assess the level of risk posed by our current nuclear weapons strategy, and to reduce that risk to a more acceptable level.

Hellman played a key role in the computer privacy debate, and his efforts to overcome ethnic tension within the university have been recognized by three awards from minority student organizations.

His work has been recognized by numerous awards including election to the National Academy of Engineering, the Marconi Fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the IEEE's Hamming Medal. Besides the Silicon Valley Hall of Fame, he has been inducted into the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame and the Cyber Security Hall of Fame.

Over the last thirty-five years Hellman has been involved with a number of Silicon Valley high tech startups, serving variously as a founder, advisor, and investor. His hobbies include soaring, speed skating, and hiking. He lives with his wife on the Stanford campus.

Dr. Sam David Haddad (2012)

President, HTCS Consulting Services

Dr. Sam Haddad founded HTCS Consulting Company in 1974, and continues to be the President and CEO of HTCS, having implemented numerous engineering projects, business solutions, evaluation and advising of over 40 start-up and early stage companies in Silicon Valley. Sam has over 40 years experience in research, new product introduction, vibration/acoustics and training for some Fortune 500 companies. Sam started his career at Southampton University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in mechanical/aero engineering and a Ph.D. in vibration and acoustics.

After his first degree, he worked with Daura Oil refinery in Iraq to become a refinery engineering manager. In 1970, he returned to Southampton University as a research fellow and to complete his Ph.D. studies. In 1990, Sam was appointed a consulting professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University. During the span of his academic career, he advised over 60 Ph.D. and MS graduates.

Dr. Haddad has authored, co-authored, and edited six books, four book chapters and over 140 journal and conference papers on noise control, predictive maintenance, acoustics, diagnostics, and vibration. In particular, his textbook “Vibration for Engineers” has been used world-wide since its publication by Prentice Hall in 1992 and he has pioneered research and demonstration of “low noise diesel engines” and machinery diagnostics for predictive maintenance. He was the first engineer to successfully simulate piston slap leading to optimum piston designs to reduce wear, engine noise and vibration.

In service to his profession, Sam is a Fellow of I. Mech. E., Institution of Diagnostic Engineers, Institute of Acoustics, and distinguished past chairman of ASME and SAE chapters. Dr. Haddad was President of Silicon Valley Engineering Council from 1996-1998.

Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy (2012)


Dr. J. Patrick Kennedy is CEO of OSIsoft, a software company that builds real-time monitoring information systems for heavy industrial facilities. Under Dr. Kennedy’s leadership, the company has grown from a small startup in 1980 to a global corporation with 800+ employees in 110 countries. Based on a model of “rapid-to-install,” easy-to-use and 7x24x366 support, OSIsoft customers learn how to profitably lower their carbon footprint. Before starting OSIsoft, Dr. Kennedy worked as a research engineer for Shell Development Company and an applications consultant for Taylor Instrument Company.

Dr. Kennedy attended the University of Kansas, earning a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1964 and a Ph.D. in the same field in 1970. He holds a patent on a catalytic reformer control system and is the co-author of the book Perfect Plant. Dr. Kennedy has also been recognized by several technical societies including the Instrument Society of America (ISA) and the National Petroleum Refining Association (NPRA).

Currently Dr. Kennedy is funding a fiber-optic ring around the city of San Leandro to help it become a next-generation manufacturing city. The private-public project uses existing city conduit in return for enough fibers to enhance the public infrastructure. When completed, it will be one of the few public-owned fiber infrastructures in the Bay Area. The very first customer of the ring is OSIsoft which will run dedicated fiber to an Oakland data center. This same capacity will be available to all San Leandro businesses. For his efforts in this area, Dr. Kennedy was named San Leandro’s “Businessman of the Year.”

Dr. Joseph W. Goodman (2012)

Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Joseph Goodman moved to Silicon Valley in 1958 to pursue graduate work in electrical engineering at Stanford University. Although his Ph.D. research was on radar countermeasures, he later changed his field to modern optics. He joined Stanford’s electrical engineering faculty in 1967 and was chair of that department from 1988 to 1996. He was the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs for the School of Engineering from 1996 to 2000 and assumed Emeritus status in 2001.

Dr. Goodman has published pioneering papers on optical imaging, optical signal processing, holography, coherence theory, and other areas of modern optics. These include more than 230 journal papers as well as three books for which he was the sole author, including Introduction to Fourier Optics, Statistical Optics, and Speckle Phenomena in Optics. During his time at Stanford he supervised 49 Ph.D. students.

In 1984, Dr. Goodman and two colleagues founded Optivision, Inc., which specialized in both video compression and photonics. In 1997, the photonics group was spun out to form a new company, ONI Systems, Inc., which was one of the first companies to develop equipment for metro-scale optical networks. He served as the founding board chairman until the company’s IPO in 2000. After a highly successful IPO, ONI Systems, Inc. was later acquired by Ciena. Dr. Goodman served on the Board of Directors of E-TEK Dynamics from the time it went public until it was acquired by JDS Uniphase Corporation in June 2000.

Ms. Celeste Volz Ford (2011)

CEO/Founder Stellar Solutions, Inc.

Celeste Volz Ford is the founder and CEO of Stellar Solutions Inc. Stellar Solutions is a professional engineering services firm with operations in California, Colorado and Washington, DC. From its inception in 1995, Stellar Solutions has become a recognized leader in the aerospace industry. Another of Ms. Ford’s enterprises, Stellar Solutions Aerospace Ltd., is based in London. Ms. Ford also established the Stellar Solutions Foundation to support community-based organizations and charities. She launched Stellar Ventures, a venture investment enterprise and incubator to foster early-stage technology development and market applications. Ms. Ford is a co-founder of the Humanitarian Research & Development section of Stellar Solutions, QuakeFinder, which is devoted to provide an early warning system to detect earthquakes.

Ms. Ford has received wide recognition, having served on congressional commissions in the aerospace industry as well as on panels focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business. Ms. Ford has served on several boards including Foundry Networks, Bay Microsystems and California Space Authority. Ms. Ford earned her BS from the University of Notre Dame and received her MS from Stanford University. Celeste and her husband Kevin have three children and are active in their local community.

Dr. Terry E. Shoup (2011)

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Executive Director for International Programs, Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University Past President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Terry E. Shoup started his career at Ohio State University, earning his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. In 1969 he went to Rutgers University as an assistant Professor. And in 1975, at the University of Houston he was teaching at high administrative levels. In 1980, he became Assistant Dean at Texas A&M. In 1983, Terry became Dean at Florida Atlantic University.

In 1989, Terry joined Santa Clara University as Dean and Professor of Mechanical Engineering. During his 13 years term, he more than doubled the number of Endowed Chairs and increased Endowed Scholarships from zero to 27. He established a Merit Scholarship raising the average SAT to more than 100 points.

At Santa Clara University he founded the Engineering Alumni and Industry Advisory Boards. In 1991, he inaugurated the Prestigious Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award. Terry has written more than 100 technical papers on Mechanical Design and Applied Mechanisms and is the co-author of “Design of Machine Elements” textbook. Terry has received 18 Awards, including the ASME Larson, ASEE Faculty and Czechoslovakia Academy of Science Awards.

In service to his profession, Terry is an ASME Fellow, a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2006-2007 Terry was the 125th President of ASME International. Presently, he is Chair of the ASME Foundation.

Mr. Richard J. Elkus, Jr. (2010)

uthor of “Winner Take All: How Competitiveness Shapes the Fate of Nations”, Director Lam Research and Member of the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute

Elkus spent the first decade of his career at Ampex Corporation. As manager of the Educational and Industrial Products Division he wrote the original product plan for the home video recorder and headed the team that introduced the VCR to the world in 1970.

He served as chief executive and on the board of several high-tech companies: including Executive Vice President and General Manager of Geometrics, Inc., Director and Chairman of Pacific Measurements and Integrated Systems, Inc., Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Prometrix Corporation, Director and Vice Chairman of Tencor Instruments, Director of KLA-Tencor, Director of OnTrak Systems and Director of Lam Research, In addition he served as a Director of Tomex Corporation, Virage Logic, SOPRA-SA, and Cameca-France.

His professional affiliations, past and present, include serving as Chairman of the Selection Committee of the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation, member of the Board of Directors and executive committee of the National Science and Technology Medals foundation, member of the Board of the American Electronics Association, member of the Board of trustees for The Scripps Research Institute, member of the Board of Trustees of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, member of the University of California (UC) President’s Board on Science and Innovation, and Board of Trustees UC Merced Foundation, Chairman of the National Science Foundation Panel on High-Definition Products and Systems, Co-Chairman of the American Electronics Association Committee on High-Definition Television, Vice Chairman of Government Policies Committee of the Defense Science Board and member of the Board of International Counselors for the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Dr. Alan M. Title (2010)

Director/Senior Fellow of Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Stanford-Lockheed Institute for Space Research

Dr. Alan M. Title was born in Los Angeles and went to local schools and attended UCLA as an undergraduate. After graduating with a degree in Mathematics he attended Columbia University in NYC for a year and then transferred to the Caifornia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1966 with a PhD in Physics. Upon graduation he was a National Research Fellow at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, MA. After a year he became a Research Fellow at Harvard University where he was responsible for the development of the optical solar telescopes on Skylab.

Dr. Title joined Lockheed in 1971 to take over the direction of its Solar Obervatory. Except for 6 months in 1989 where he was a visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Garching, Germany and 6 months in 1993 where he was a visiting Professor at Tokyo University, Japan, he has remained at Lockheed Martin as leader of the solar group. In 1994 Professor Phillip Scherer and Dr. Title formed the Stanford-Lockheed Institute for Space Research.

Meyya Meyyappan, Ph.D. (2009)

Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. He joined NASA Ames in 1996 and the following year, started the NASA Ames Center for Nanotechnology (NACNT). Dr. Meyyappan was a founding member of the Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology(IWGN) established by the US Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The IWGN was responsible for putting together the US National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Dr. Meyyappan served as the Director of the NACNT until 2006 and the Center had about 65 scientists and engineers, in addition to students and visiting scholors, working on various aspects of nanotechnology including carbon nanotubes, nanomaterials, nanoelectronics, computational nanotechnology, chemical and bio sensors, flight instrumentation, detectors, optoelectronics and related areas. The focus was to investigate the benefits of nanomaterials for miniaturization of science payload and affordable space missions. The Center was a prolific contributor to the nanotechnology literature through publications and inventions and has been one of the most recognized and praised activities in nanotechnology in the world.
Dr. Meyyappan’s research interests are in the areas of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires for various applications in electronics, opteoelectronis, sensors and instrumentation. He has authored or co-authored over 175 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 200 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks in nanotechnology subjects across the world.
Dr. Meyyappan has been recognized by his peers for his scientific contributions. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Electrochemical Society (ECS), AVS, and the California Council of Science and Technology. He is the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology, IEEE Electron Devices Society Distinguished Lecturer, and ASME’s (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Distinguished Lecturer on Nanotechnology (2004-2006). He served as the President of the IEEE’s Nanotechnology Council in 2006-2007.
For his contributions and leadership in nanotechnology, he has received numerous awards including: a Presidential Meritorious Award; NASA’s Outstanding Leadership Medal; Arthur Flemming Award given by the Arthur Flemming Foundation and the George Washington University; 2008 IEEE Judith Resnick Award; IEEE-USA Harry Diamond Award; AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum Award. For his educational contributions, he has received: Outstanding Recognition Award from the NASA Office of Education; the Engineer of the Year Award (2004) by the San Francisco Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA); IEEE-EDS Education Award.

Robert E. Berry (2009)

A pioneer in the space industry, Robert E. Berry is Chairman Emeritus and Systems Fellow of Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a Palo Alto company that designs and manufactures high-power commercial satellites for television broadcast, satellite radio, broadband Internet and a variety of mobile communications applications. Mr. Berry was general manager of Ford Aerospace’s Space Systems Division from 1977 until 1990, when the company became Space Systems/Loral (SS/L). At that time, he was named president and he was named chairman in 1999. He was also Senior Vice President of parent company Loral Space & Communications.

Under Mr. Berry’s leadership Space Systems/Loral developed some of the world’s most innovative communications and meteorological satellite projects for defense, civil and commercial applications and he played an important role in growing what is today’s commercial satellite industry.
Mr. Berry has been distinguished by numerous honors. In 2007 he was inducted into the SSPI Hall of Fame and he received the ISCe Lifetime achievement award. In 2003 he received the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation’s lifetime achievement award for leadership and creative engineering and management in the design and launch of more than 170 satellites. In 1999 he was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and in 1996 he received the AIAA’s Aerospace Communications Award.
Under his direction SS/L pioneered space borne high power energy management technology, culminating in applications for direct broadcast and multipurpose satellites and the 125 kW system for the International Space Station. Known for his willingness to push innovative concepts, he also directed SS/L’s industry leading development of three-axis stabilization and multiple beam and shaped beam antenna applications.
Mr. Berry is a member of the AIAA, the IEEE, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, and NSIA. In addition to his role as a member of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Space Systems Technology Advisory Committee for NASA, Berry served under Gerald Ford as a Deputy Director of Defense Research & Engineering. He holds a B.S. degree from Manhattan College and a master’’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sung-Mo “Steve” Kang, Ph.D. (2009)

Steve Kang serves as Chancellor of the University of California, Merced, founded in 2005 as the first public research university of the 21st century. He leads development of academic and research programs in emerging areas of global importance. Enrollment has more than doubled in the last two years, attracting students from throughout California, the nation, and abroad. He is focusing on developing strong programs which will contribute to addressing challenges confronting society.

Previously, he served as Dean of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, and built strong collaborative programs - NASA’s University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) in bio-info-nanotechnologies with $330 million in funding; research programs with Silicon Valley high tech companies; NSF Engineering Research Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems (BMES) with Caltech and USC; California Institutes for Science and Innovation, specifically QB3 and CITRIS; and the NSF Developing Effective Engineering Pathways (DEEP) program with Foothill DeAnza Colleges. Also, he served as President of the Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC).

At the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he advised more than 50 Ph.D. graduates. Many are now active in Silicon Valley. Until 1985, he was with AT&T Bell Laboratories, leading the development of the world’s first 32-bit CMOS microprocessor chips and also working on planning of private network services.

Dr. Kang holds 15 U.S. patents and has written or co-authored nine books and more than 350 technical papers, and won numerous awards. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded a fabless mobile memory chip design company named ZTI, originally in Sunnyvale, now in San Jose.

Dr. Kang earned his doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley; a master of science degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo; and a bachelor of science degree, graduating summa cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ. All his academic degrees are in electrical engineering.

Jimmy Kazuhiro Omura, Ph.D. (2009)

A native son of Silicon Valley, Dr. Jim Omura was born on a strawberry farm in Campbell and spent three early years in a Japanese American relocation camp in Wyoming during WW II. Except for fifteen years as a UCLA professor of Electrical Engineering, his career has been in Silicon Valley.

Jim worked on early digital radio communication systems at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in Menlo Park. While at SRI he proved the optimality of the Viterbi Algorithm for decoding convolutional codes. This work, based on Dynamic Programming applications to communication systems first used in his Ph.D thesis, is very general and included all finite memory systems including communication links with intersymbol interference. In 1969 he joined the faculty at UCLA where he published over 100 papers, directed the research of 22 Ph.D students, and co-authored books Principles of Digital Communication and Coding (co-authored with Andrew Viterbi, co-founder of Qualcomm) and Spread Spectrum Communications, vol I, II, and III.

In 1984 Jim returned to Silicon Valley where he founded the Cylink Corporation which became the leader in providing data encryption systems for enterprise networks. In 1989 he designed some of the first direct sequence spread spectrum digital radios for the wireless metropolitan area network market. Cylink became the market leader for unlicensed FCC Part 15 digital radios which later led to the WiFi standard and today’s widespread wireless access applications. Cylink had an IPO in 1996.

Starting as a volunteer in 2001, Dr. Jim Omura now works part-time for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in Palo Alto where he manages Science grants focused in astronomy, open access scholarly publication systems, and technologies for environmental applications.

During his UCLA years, he was a visiting professor in Australia and Brazil. He enjoys scuba diving, jogging, hiking and has traveled extensively through Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East to market Cylink wireless products in developing countries. He obtained BS and MS degrees from MIT in 1963 and a Ph.D. degree from Stanford in 1966, all in Electrical Engineering.

Dr. Ernest S. Kuh (2008)

Ernest S. Kuh is a world-renowned pioneer in basic and applied research in electrical and electronic circuits and systems, computer-aided design of very large scale integrated circuits(VLSI), and system theory. For over half a century, he has made fundamental contributions to establishing outstanding engineering programs, both in teaching and research, at UC Berkeley as professor (1956-1992), department chair (1963-1968), and dean of engineering (1968-1980).

As a founding faculty member of the systems group of electrical engineering at UC Berkeley, he has laid the foundation of ECAD programs and sparked many initiatives that have produced programs like SPICE, the origin of computer simulation program essential to the development of integrated circuits and systems, BBL (building block layout) for physical design of highly complex integrated circuits with automated placement of circuits blocks and routing of interconnects, the principles of which have been the core of so many commercial tools developed at many ECAD companies in the Silicon Valley such as Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor Graphics and others worldwide. Without these tools, today’s VLSI chips would not exist. Many engineering principles practiced in ECAD tools were extracted from his classical books.

As a role model educational leader, he was instrumental in developing visionary programs in a broad array of engineering disciplines at Berkeley. He has also promoted collaborations internationally by attracting and hosting distinguished scholars from Japan, Taiwan, China, Hungary, Germany, Poland, and many other countries. His public service to the US and other countries as advisor, lecturer, and external examiner is truly exemplary.

Mr. Stanley T. Myers (2008)

Stanley T. Myers is the President & CEO of Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI®). Headquartered in San Jose, California, SEMI is a global industry association serving more than 2,000 companies that provide the equipment, materials and services to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Taiwan, Tokyo and Washington, D.C.

Myers presides over the association’s international SEMICON trade expositions, trade missions, market statistics program, international standards programs, economic conferences and government relations program.

Prior to his appointment as SEMI president in 1996, Myers worked for 17 years at Siltec Silicon, a manufacturer of silicon wafers, based in Salem, Oregon. He served as president and CEO since 1985, and in 1986 he completed negotiations for the acquisition of Siltec by Mitsubishi Materials Corporation. In July 1996, Siltec officially changed its name to Mitsubishi Silicon America Corporation. Prior to Siltec, Myers worked for Monsanto Corporation for 18 years.

Myers continues to serve on the SEMI board of directors, a post to which he was elected in 1988. He sits on the boards of Ecosol, SKW Corporation, and Chairman of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Advisory Board to MATEC (Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center). Myers also is a member of the Engineering Advisory Board to the School of Engineering, San Jose State University.

Myers earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas

Mr. W.J. “Jerry” Sanders III (2008)

Jerry Sanders was a salesman at Fairchild Semiconductor in the 1960s, eventually rising to Group Director of Marketing Worldwide. Jerry was known for his style and flair. He later co-founded Advanced Micro Devices and took his trademark style into his position as its CEO.

He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on a competitively won academic scholarship from the George Pullman Education Foundation, graduating with his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1958, and then went to work for the Douglas Aircraft Company. One year later, he moved to Motorola, then to Fairchild Semiconductor. In 1969, following clashes with a new more conservative management, Sanders left Fairchild and led a group of current and former Fairchild colleagues to start a new company, AMD, as chairman, president and CEO.

Sanders gave the company a strong sales and marketing orientation, so that it was successful even though it often lagged its competitor’s in technology and manufacturing. He shared the success of the company with the employees, usually coincident with sales-oriented growth targets.

In 1976, he was responsible for a licensing deal with Intel that made AMD a second source for the Intel x86 microprocessor family a deal that eventually made the company the only real competitor to Intel.

Sanders created Advanced Micro Devices; his personality was the company’s personality — colorful, brash, perhaps a little too “Hollywood” for some. Sanders also co founded several prominent industry groups including the Semiconductor Industry Association, the Santa Clara Manufacturing Group, the Semiconductor Research Corporation, SEMATECH, and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation. He is widely regarded as one of the architects of Silicon Valley and its unique culture.

Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson (2007)

Dr. Parkinson was born in 1935 in Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1978, retiring as a colonel. Early in his career, he chaired the Department of Astronautics and Computer Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. Dr. Parkinson created and ran the GPS Joint Program Office from 1972-1978, during which time he received the Defense Department Superior Performance Award as the best program director in the Air Force. He has been the “chief architect” of GPS throughout the system’s concept, engineering development, and implementation.

Dr. Parkinson served as Group Vice President for Rockwell International and was the General Manager for Intermetrics where he participated in the IPO. During his period as acting CEO/President of Trimble Navigation the company stock quadrupled in price.

He has been a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University since 1984, currently as the Edward C. Wells Endowed Chair professor (emeritus). At Stanford he directed the Space Test of Einstein’s General Relativity called Gravity Probe-B (sponsored by NASA), and led major “firsts” on the use of GPS including the first commercial aircraft “blind” landing and first auto-steering of a farm tractor (to 2 inch accuracy).

Dr. Parkinson has received many distinguished awards such as the NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal, IEEE Simon Ramo Award, Engineer of the Year for Silicon Valley, the AIAA Goddard Award, Aerospace Contribution to Society medal and in 2003 he was awarded the Draper Prize by the National Academy of Engineering (sometimes called the engineer’s Nobel) for the development of GPS.

Dr. James Spilker, Jr. (2007)

Dr. Spilker worked on the early satellite systems at Lockheed and Ford Aerospace (now Loral Space and Communications) before co-founding Stanford Telecommunications in 1973 where, among other accomplishments, Dr. Spilker and his team designed and developed the first GPS receivers for the Air Force. Under Dr. Spilker’s leadership as Chairman, President, and CEO Stanford Telecommunications was ranked by Forbes and Fortune as one of the Best Small Companies in America.

While busy running Stanford Telecommunications, Dr. Spilker wrote two seminal books. His first book Digital Communications by Satellite (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ) in 1977 has been the bible for students and working engineers in digital satellite communications. He also co-edited a two volume book titled Global Positioning System, Theory and Applications, Volumes I and II, (AIAA, Washington DC) in 1996 which is the most widely cited book on GPS. Spilker has authored over 100 papers and 50 patents. Dr. Spilker co-founded the Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time at Stanford where he is now a Consulting Professor. Recently he also co-founded two Silicon Valley companies: Rosum in 2001, a company providing wireless location technology based on using TV signals, and AOSense in 2006, a company developing new inertial navigation, gravity gradiometers, and precision clocks based on ultra-cold atoms and laser measurements.

A vegetarian for 20 years, Dr. James Spilker has been a competitive weight lifter (Northern California power-lifting champion for masters over 50), bodybuilding champion (California for masters over 50), and took third place in the 100 meter sprint in the Martin Luther King Games at Stanford for masters over 60 years old.

Dr. Paul Baran (2007)

Born 1926 in Poland, Dr. Baran came to US at age of two; BS in EE Drexel 1949, an MS in Engineering UCLA, 1959; Dr. Science (Hon.), Drexel University in 1997, and a Ph. D. (Hon.), RAND Graduate School, 2000.

An electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, he is probably best known for his invention of packet switching at RAND in 1960. Also at RAND he came up with the idea of the doorway gun detector (1964) and developed an early working feasibility model.

Has invented several new technologies and created companies to turn these concepts into reality. Among his inventions are the small dish satellite transceiver using spread spectrum creating Equatorial Communications Co. Another communications invention was the Telebit modem the first OFDM modem, the fastest of its day. The next company Packet Technologies, later morphed into Stratacom, based on fast packet switched voice. Then came Metricom that used unlicensed frequencies to create a highly reliable mesh packet radio network for electric power utility metering and control, and later as the Ricochet network for lap top computers.

While retired, he remains engaged in NovoVentures his private company working on new technology developments.

He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Marconi Society, and serves as a director of its board.

He is married to Evelyn M. Baran, has one son, David, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Jack Baskin (2006)

Founder of the Jack Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz

Since 1983, the University of California, Santa Cruz has been a direct recipient of Jack Baskin’s time and generosity. In 1983, his support and leadership launched the computer engineering program creating the “Baskin Center for Computer Engineering and Information Sciences.” In 1988, Mr. Baskin created the first endowed professorship in engineering for computer engineering. In 1997, after 14 years, his long-held dream of an engineering school at UCSC was realized. His $5 million gift led to the creation of “The Jack Baskin School of Engineering.” Jack’s on-going commitment to educating Silicon Valley engineers continues, shown by his recent gift to create the School’s newest chair in Biomolecular Engineering and fund the newly built “Baskin Engineering Auditorium,” a state-of-the-art classroom.

Jack Baskin put his engineering talents to work in the Silicon Valley community long before his involvement at UCSC. His leadership led his company to provide thousands of low-income housing units throughout the Silicon Valley region and beyond. In 1960, Jack retired to Santa Cruz and became very involved in the life of the Santa Cruz community. In 1985, Jack and his late wife were named Man and Woman of the Year by the Santa Cruz Chamber of Commerce for their unselfish and dedicated contributions to the county.

Jack was born in upstate New York, attended the University of Colorado, and received his degree in aeronautical engineering from New York University. In 1948, he obtained his California Professional Engineer’s license and became a general contractor in Southern California working on commercial, industrial, and public construction projects. His life is an example of an engineer’s responsibility to the community.

Dr. Lotfi Zadeh (2006)

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley

Professor Lotfi Zadeh is an eminent figure of Engineering and Science, whose early contributions in Systems Theory and Control Theory are by themselves sufficient to justify his renown. He is a co-developer of the theory of sampled-data systems. He developed the theory of time-varying systems, and his seminal book on “Linear System Theory” with C.A. Desoer was for at least a decade a fundamental graduate engineering textbook.

Professor Zadeh is a Fellow of the U.S. Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a recipient of the IEEE Education Medal, and a Member of the Russian Academy of Science. He is a Professor in the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley and was the founding Chair of Berkeley' Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Lotfi Zadeh is known as the inventor and “father” of Fuzzy Logic. This concept has received attention in practically all fields of science and engineering, as well as in linguistics, psychology, economics, and in many other fields of the social sciences and the humanities. The INSPEC database reveals more than 15,000 citations to his ideas in the scientific literature. His work has given rise to many well-known applications including the automatic gear-shift system used by Volkswagen.

He is a recipient of eleven honorary doctorates from universities in seven different countries (U.S., Canada, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Azaerbaidjan, Spain), including recent honorary degrees from the University of Toronto (Canada) and the University of Toulouse, France. Prof. Zadeh has also received the Honda Prize which is awarded to one scientist or engineer each year. Because of his many contributions, Lotfi Zadeh has been recognized with major engineering awards including IEEE’s 1992 Richard W. Hamming Medal, the 1995 IEEE Medal of Honor, the 1984 IEEE Centennial Medal, the Eringen Medal of the Society for Engineering Science, and many foreign awards.

Dr. Sass Somekh (2006)

President of Novellus Systems, Inc.

Dr. Sass Somekh is responsible for leading the development and driving the business growth of several key products in the Semiconductor-equipment industry. Prior to joining Novellus Systems as President in 2004, he was an Executive VP and a board member at Applied Materials. During his 24-year tenure at the company, he played a critical role in transforming it from a $50-million revenue company to a $10-billion semiconductor-equipment industry leader 2000.

First as an engineer and project manager and then as a senior executive, he helped create a culture of innovation and action. Over the years Sass hired, coached, and promoted hundreds of employees, ranging from new college graduates to managers of billion-dollar product divisions. As a mentor of talent he contributed his insight and counsel to the building of strong management teams in the semiconductor-equipment industry.

In 1993 Sass was recognized as a co-inventor of the Precision 5000 when it became the first semiconductor-manufacturing system to be placed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution. It is on display in the Information Age exhibit at the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C. In 1994 Sass received the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Institute’s SEMI Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his many contributions to the industry.

Sass received his bachelor degree in physics from Tel Aviv University and doctorate in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology. He holds more than 50 U.S. patents. Prior to joining Applied Materials, he worked at Bell Laboratories and Intel Corporation.

Sass Somekh has been a director of Synopsys since 1999, and has recently joined the board of two Nano Technology start-ups, Nanosys and Sol-Gel Technologies.

Dr. Thomas Kailath (2006)

Hitachi America Professor of Engineering Emeritus at Stanford University

Thomas Kailath was educated in Pune, India, and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sc.D. in EE, 1961). He joined Stanford University in 1963 as an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, was promoted to Professor in 1968, and named to the Hitachi America Chair in 1988. He assumed Emeritus status in June 2001.

His research has spanned a number of fields, emphasizing information theory and communications in the sixties, linear systems, estimation and control in the seventies, VLSI design and sensor array signal processing in the eighties, and finally, applications for semiconductor manufacturing and digital communications.

He has mentored over a hundred doctoral and postdoctoral students, holds several patents, authored over 300 journal papers and several books and monographs. He also co-founded and served as a director of several private and public high-technology companies — the most recent being semiconductor design-for-manufacturing company, Clear Shape Technologies.

He served as President of the IEEE Information Theory Society in 1975 and received its Shannon Award in 2000. His honors include, among others, outstanding paper prizes from the IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, on Signal Processing, and on Semiconductor Manufacturing; honorary degrees from universities in Sweden, Scotland, Spain and France; Guggenheim, Churchill and Humboldt fellowships; the Ragazzini Award of the American Control Council; the Technical Achievement and Society Awards of the IEEE Signal Processing Society; a Golden Jubilee Medal of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, the IEEE Donald G. Fink Prize Award and the IEEE Education and Kilby Medals. He has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Indian National Academy of Engineering, and the Royal Spanish Academy of Engineering.

Mr. Kenneth Levy (2005)

Founder and COB of KLA-Tencor Corp, Academy of Engineering

Ken Levy is the Chairman of the Board of KLA-Tencor Corporation. He founded KLA Instruments in 1974, and was the CEO of the company for 25 years. KLA-Tencor one of the three largest semiconductor capital equipment companies in the world, is the leading company in inspection, metrology and yield management systems serving the semiconductor industry.

Ken began his career as an engineer in the aerospace industry in 1962 and worked on simulation for both military and space vehicles. In 1969, he joined the founding team of Computervision Corporation, and held a number of technical and management positions, including President of the Cobilt Division, a company that pioneered in automation and lithography equipment for the semiconductor industry.

In 1974, Ken founded KLA Instruments. He led projects which developed the first, commercially-available automated mask and wafer inspection systems which were instrumental in enabling lowcost manufacture of large, highly integrated semiconductor devices.

Also, Ken has continued to give back to the community. Ken and his wife, Gloria, have established and support a number of charitable educational endeavors, as well as leading the campaign to build a new Jewish Federation Campus in San Jose, which will house both educational and philanthropic organizations.

Ken Levy received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Electrical), College of New York, in 1963. He received a Master of Science, Electrical Engineering, Syracuse University, in 1967. He has received a number of awards and honors: he is a member of the National Academy of Engineering; has received the SEMI’s Lifetime Achievement Award; the Needham Legend of the Industry Award; Harvard’s CEO of Year Award; and many others for his technical and business achievements.

Dr. Douglas Engelbart (2005)

Inventor of computer “Mouse” and Recipient of National Medal of Technology

Doug Engelbart, the grandson of early pioneers of the West, grew up in the Great Depression on a small farmstead near Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1948 and earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1955.

Dr. Engelbart is best known as the inventor of the computer mouse, although his most significant work to date is leadership of the team that developed NLS, the first collaborative hypertext systems back in the 1960s. His ongoing work is inspired by his belief that society needs better ways to solve problems that are increasingly more urgent and more complex.

Today, Dr. Engelbart directs the California-based Bootstrap Institute to engage thought leaders and practitioners in a cooperative exploration of improvement strategies and the organizational/technology infrastructures that will be required. Prior to the Bootstrap Institute, Dr. Engelbart worked as a Senior Scientist at McDonnell Douglas and Tymshare Corporation; and served as Director, Augmentation Research Center, SRI International.

Dr. Engelbart’s many honors include the National Medal of Technology awards by President Clinton in 2000, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the ACM Turing Award, the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal, and the IEEE von Neumann Medal among others.

Dr. Engelbart’s ideas have always been leading edge. So much so, in fact, that their adoption has often met with resistance by the conventional thinks of the time. The correctness of his ideas in human knowledge acquisition, collaboration and use have however proven themselves to be correct. Dr. Engelbart holds more than 25 patents and has authored numerous publications and presentations available in the open literature.

Dr. Dan Maydan (2005)

President Emeritus of Applied Materials, Academy of Engineering

Dr. Dan Maydan, President Emeritus, Applied Materials, Inc., joined the company in 1980 to spearhead the development of a series of plasma etching systems. He went on to direct research, development, and engineering activities for all of Applied Materials’ plasma etch, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and epitaxial-related technologies. From 1994 to 2003, he served as President of the Company and during this time Applied became the world’s leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer. He has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since 1992.

Prior to Applied Materials, Dr. Maydan spent 13 years managing new technology development at Bell Laboratories where he pioneered laser recording of data on thin-metal films and made significant advances in photolithography and vapor deposition technology for semiconductor manufacturing.

Dr. Maydan is internationally known for his research, technology and engineering accomplishments in both processing and tools for semiconductor manufacturing. Over the years, he has received numerous awards and honors for his contributions to technology and engineering. Dr. Maydan was the recipient of the first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials international (SEMI). Recognized as a leading scientist, engineer and industry pioneer during the 50th anniversary celebration of the semiconductor chip, his work is included in the Smithsonian Institution as part of its collection of breakthrough technologies, which have helped shape the modern world. He has been awarded 188 patents.

In 1998, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 2003, Dr. Maydan received the prestigious Torch of Liberty Award from the Anti-Defamation League. Dr. Maydan earned his BS and MS Electrical Engineering from Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and his PhD Physics from Edinburgh University. He has also been recognized with Honorary Doctorates from Technion and National Chiao Tung University, and Doctor of Honoris Causa from Edinburgh University.

Dr. David Patterson (2005)

Chair of EE and Computer Science, UCB, Academy of Engineering

David Patterson holds the E.H. and M.E. Pardee Chair of Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught computer architecture since 1977. At U. C. Berkeley, David led the entire RISC project, which likely produced the first VLSI Reduced Instruction Set Computer. This research became the foundation of the SPARC architecture, and inspired many other microprocessors since. This work has been recognized as one of the most significant microprocessor advances in the industry, and is currently used by companies including Sun Microsystems and Fujitsu.

David also led the Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) project (an important advancement in computer storage), and later lead of the Network of Workstations (NOW) project; and now leads the (Berkeley ISTORE) and (ROC) Recovery Oriented Computing projects.

David is a fellow, as well as the current president, of the ACM. He is also a fellow of the Computer Society of the IEEE, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and he sits on the National Academy of Sciences Computer Science and Telecommunications Board and the Computing Research Association Board. He has served as chair for: the CS Division in EECS at Berkeley, the ACM SIG in Computer Architecture, and the Computing Research Association. He has consulted for Digital, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and Sun Microsystems, and is an advisory board member of several startup companies. He has co-authored five books.

David has received numerous awards for his engineering accomplishments from the IEEE, UCLA, and SIGMOD. In addition, his outstanding contributions as a teacher have been awarded and recognized by the University of California, the ACM and the IEEE.

Dr. T.J. Rodgers (2005)

Founder, President and CEO Cypress Semiconductor

Thurman J. Rodgers is founder, president, CEO and a director of Cypress Semiconductor Corp., a company that he has built into an international integrated circuits supplier. Dr. Rodgers was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the global consulting company, Ernst & Young, in 1991 and “CEO of the Year” in 1996 by Financial World magazine. He also earned a Kachina Award from market research company In-Stat Inc. In addition, the October 2001 issue of Upside magazine cited Dr. Rodgers as one of the “100 People Who Changed Our World” and in 2002 he was named on the list of “Top 100 Chief Executives” by Chief Executive magazine.

A Sloan Scholar as an undergraduate at Dartmouth College, Dr. Rodgers graduated as Salutatorian with a double major in Physics and Chemistry. He was a Rufus Choate Scholar, and was awarded the Francis L. Town Scientific Prize, Phi Beta Kappa, and the Haseltine Chemstry-Physics Prize. Dr. Rodgers was awarded a Hertz Fellowship from Stanford University where he earned a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1975. As a graduate student at Stanford, he invented, developed and patented VMOS technology which he sold to American Microsystems Inc. Following that, he managed the MOS memory group at AMI (1975-80). He then moved to Advanced Micro Devices where he ran their static RAM product group (1980-82).

Dr. Rodgers has been a particularly articulate advocate of the Silicon Valley entrepreneurial economy, representing the interests of Silicon Valley in hearings by the U.S. House Committee Ruling on Science, Space and Technology, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Economic and Commercial Law.

His record of community service is also exemplary. Dr. Rodgers was the first Silicon Valley CEO to lead Second Harvest Food Bank Corporate Challenge Event, and since then, Cypress has donated the most pounds of food per employee in each of the past 12 years. He has received awards from the Healing Institute for support of the Carver Scholars Program. In 2000, he donated money and equipment to set up computer facilities at the East Palo Alto Computer Lab and the Girls Club of the Mid-Peninsula in Northern California. In 2004, his company inaugurated the Cypress Semiconductor Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Gymnasium at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Dr. Rodgers holds many U.S. patents in semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Dr. Chang-Lin Tien (2004)

Late Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley and Pioneer in Heat Transfer

Chang-Lin Tien was University Professor Emeritus for the University of California system and NEC Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at its Berkeley campus. From 1990 to 1997, he served as the seventh Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley - the first Asian American to lead a major U.S. research university.

A world-renowned expert in heat transfer, Dr. Tien was a pioneer in thermal radiation and microscale thermophysical engineering. He authored one book, published more than 300 research articles and served as editor of three international journals. He guided more than 60 students to the doctorate. Among his numerous honors, Dr. Tien was a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was recipient of the 2001 Founder’s Award from the National Academy of Engineering and held 12 honorary doctorates from universities in the United States and abroad.

A leader in both domestic and international arenas, Dr. Tien served as Chairman of the Asia Foundation, Chairman of the San Francisco Bay Area Economic Forum, and Chairman of the Chief Executive’s Commission on Innovation and Technology in Hong Kong. He was an active member of many organizations including the Council on Foreign Relations and the U.S. National Science Board. He also served on many corporate boards including Wells Fargo Bank and Kaiser Permanente.

Dr. Tien was born in Wuhan, China, July 24, 1935, and received his bachelor’s degree from the National Taiwan University. He came to the U.S. in 1956, earned a master’s degree at the University of Louisville in 1957 and then earned a M.A. and Ph.D. at Princeton University in 1959. He died October 29, 2002 at the age of 67. In his honor, the Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies is being planned at U.C. Berkeley.

Dr. Marcian E. “Ted” Hoff, Jr. (2004)

Inventor of computer “Mouse” and Recipient of National Medal of Technology

Doug Engelbart, the grandson of early pioneers of the West, grew up in the Great Depression on a small farmstead near Portland, Oregon. He graduated from Oregon State University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1948 and earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1955.

Dr. Engelbart is best known as the inventor of the computer mouse, although his most significant work to date is leadership of the team that developed NLS, the first collaborative hypertext systems back in the 1960s. His ongoing work is inspired by his belief that society needs better ways to solve problems that are increasingly more urgent and more complex.

Today, Dr. Engelbart directs the California-based Bootstrap Institute to engage thought leaders and practitioners in a cooperative exploration of improvement strategies and the organizational/technology infrastructures that will be required. Prior to the Bootstrap Institute, Dr. Engelbart worked as a Senior Scientist at McDonnell Douglas and Tymshare Corporation; and served as Director, Augmentation Research Center, SRI International.

Dr. Engelbart’s many honors include the National Medal of Technology awards by President Clinton in 2000, the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the ACM Turing Award, the Lemelson-MIT Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal, and the IEEE von Neumann Medal among others.

Dr. Engelbart’s ideas have always been leading edge. So much so, in fact, that their adoption has often met with resistance by the conventional thinks of the time. The correctness of his ideas in human knowledge acquisition, collaboration and use have however proven themselves to be correct. Dr. Engelbart holds more than 25 patents and has authored numerous publications and presentations available in the open literature.

Mr. Steven G. Wozniak (2004)

Inventor of Apple Computers and Founder, Chairman & CEO of Wheels of Zeus

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Wheels of Zeus (wOz), helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Mr. Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed America’s leading innovators.

In 2000 Mr. Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for “single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.”

Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, Mr. Wozniak “adopted” the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. Mr. Wozniak founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Mr. Wozniak is currently a member of the board of directors for Jacent, a developer of cost-effective telephony solutions, and Danger, Inc., developer of a end-to-end wireless Internet platform.

Mr. Kumar Malavalli (2003)

Co-Founder of Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.

While growing up in India, Kumar Malavalli dreamed of coming to America. He finally arrived in Silicon Valley from Canada in 1995 to co-found Brocade Communications Systems. As CTO, he helped make Brocade one of the most technologically innovative and successful companies today.

Kumar Malavalli earned BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the National Institute of Engineering in Mysore, India. He has worked for ITT Communications, Amdahl, Canstar, and HP in various senior technical positions pertaining to local and wide area networks. He is one of the principal architects of Fibre Channel technology, in which he holds patents. He became Chairman of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) T11 Technical Committee, which established universal standards for Fibre Channel, and was a director of both the Fibre Channel Industry Association and the Storage Networking Industry Association.

The benefits of Fibre Channel’s technology became apparent after September 11 when, for the first time, World Trade Center companies were able to rely on the data disaster recovery features of their storage systems. Mr. Malavalli’s contributions to storage networking range from the technical to business development to marketing. Through his leadership in the industry many new companies were launched in Silicon Valley, and new departments opened up within established corporations.

Mr. Malavalli currently invests in and mentors numerous storage networking startups in Silicon Valley, and serves on the Board of Directors or Technical Advisory Board of over ten such companies. He is co-founder and partner of Pulsar Ventures, a venture fund that transfers breakthrough technologies “often in biotechnology or medicine” out of the universities and into the business world. He also has a global vision that encompasses telemedicine and education. He is a Silicon Valley Charter Member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), and Trustee of the American India Foundation (AIF).

Dr. Mihir Parikh (2003)

Founder of Asyst Technologies, Inc.

Mihir Parikh founded Asyst Technologies in April, 1984 serving as President and Chief Executive Officer until July, 1992 when he became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He now serves as Chairman.

Mihir Parikh graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. degree in engineering physics in 1969, and with a Ph.D. in engineering science in 1974. He received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley for his visionary leadership in the development of advanced semiconductor manufacturing environments.

From 1974 to 1984, Dr. Parikh held various engineering management positions with Hewlett-Packard and International Business Machines Corporation. Minienvironment and Standard Mechanical InterFace (SMIF) technology was first developed under his engineering leadership at Hewlett-Packard.

Dr. Parikh has been widely published on topics of electron beam lithography, theoretical and experimental radiation physics, applications of tunneling spectroscopy, and wafer automation and transfer systems. He is the past chairman and organizer of the ECS Symposium on “Automated IC Manufacturing” and a past organizer of a University of California at Berkeley short course in cleanroom technology. In 1999, he was a recipient of the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International Award for North America for his significant contributions to the semiconductor industry. Dr. Parikh is a current board member of The Tech Museum of Innovation.

Mr. Roy L. Clay, Sr. (2003)

CEO of ROD-L Electronics, Inc.

Roy Clay, Sr. was a key figure in the development of Hewlett-Packard’s computer division. In the early 1970’s, at the beginning of Silicon Valley, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers selected him as the computer consultant for prospective investments in start up companies such as Tandem Computers, Compaq and Intel Corporation.

He lead the team that engineered HP’s first foray into the computer market with the development of the 2116A computer in 1966. Not only was he the first Director of the HP Research and Development Software and Hardware Group, he was a founding member of the HP Computer Division. He served as Interim General Manager following Tom Perkins of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers.

Today, Roy is CEO of ROD-L Electronics, the inventor of the automated Dielectric Withstand (Hipot) Tester, and world leader in development of electrical safety testing equipment. Roy founded ROD-L Electronics, Inc. in 1977. ROD-L set the industry standard in electrical Product Safety testing by producing the world’s first Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Safety Certified Dielectric Withstand (Hipot) & Ground Continuity Testers and has since received the Consumer Product Safety Award.

His company, based in Menlo Park, California is a leader in youth development. ROD-L Electronics was the recipient of the “Dads Count Family Friendly Employer Award” issued by The County of San Mateo. Roy has worked tirelessly for over 35 years in Silicon Valley in leadership positions in community-based organizations with the objective of “improving the quality of life in the community.” He served on The City Council for The City of Palo Alto (1973-1979) and as Vice Mayor (1976-77).

Dr. John L. Hennessy (2002)

President of Stanford University former Provost, Dean of Engineering Co-Founder of MIPS Computer Systems

Dr. John L. Hennessy is the President of Stanford University and since September 1986, he has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He served as Provost from June 1999 to August 2000. Dr. Hennessy was the Dean of the Stanford University School of Engineering June 1996 through June 1999. He was Chairman of the Department of Computer Science for Stanford September 1994 through March 1996.

Professor Hennessy initiated the MIPS project at Stanford University in 1981. MIPS is a high performance Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC), built in VLSI. MIPS was one of the first three experimental RISC architectures. In addition to his research role, Dr. Hennessy has played a key role in transferring this technology to industry. During a sabbatical leave from Stanford in 1984-85, he cofounded MIPS Computer Systems (now called MIPS Technologies, Inc.), which specializes in the production of chips based on these concepts. He also led the Stanford DASH (Distributed Architecture for Shared Memory) multiprocessor project. DASH was the first scalable shared memory multiprocessor with hardware-supported cache coherence.

Dr. Hennessy is the coauthor of two widely used textbooks in computer architecture. Dr. Hennessy earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1977, and his M.S. in Computer Science in 1975 from S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University in 1973.

Mr. Robert J. Frankenberg (2001)

President and Chief Executive Officer of Encanto Networks, Inc.

Robert Frankenberg formed Encanto Networks, Inc., a leading provider of eBusiness software and services to small business, and has presided as President/ CEO since June 1997. His prior accomplishments include developing and designing computers, networks, software systems, programs, and related technology. He created many firsts in the computer industry and holds two computer design patents as well as two pending applications.

Mr. Frankenberg is an accomplished business executive, community leader, and entrepreneur. He was the Chairman/President/CEO of Novell, Inc. from 1994-1996, leading that company through a major strategy change to focus on the network software business. Prior to that, he held various positions at Hewlett-Packard moving up the corporate ladder, beginning in 1969 as a manufacturing engineer, to design engineer, software designer, project manager, engineering and marketing executive, and general manager. He became a corporate Vice President in 1990 and Group General Manager of the Personal Information Products Group in 1991, with responsibility for HP’s personal computer, PC server, networking, office software, and consumer product lines. Under his leadership HP’s PC business soared from 26th in market share to 7th.

His professional and community service includes membership on various boards, including public companies such as Daw Technologies, ElectroGlas, National Semiconductor, and ScanSoft, and private companies - Kinzan.com, Lowrates USA.com, and Metrix. He presently serves on community boards, the Sundance Film Festival and the Westminster College Board of Trustees.

Mr. Frankenberg’s education includes degrees in Computer Engineering and Business Graduate School. He is widely published, a frequent public speaker, and has received numerous awards throughout his distinctive career.

Dr. William F. Miller (2001)

Educator, Executive, Entrepreneur, and former Vice President and Provost of Stanford University

Dr. William Miller’s outstanding career has demonstrated a life-long commitment to education and foremost to the engineering profession. At Stanford University his credentials include Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, School of Engineering; Co-Director of Executive Education Programs for Strategic Uses of IT & Strategy/ Entrepreneurship in the IT Industry; Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management Emeritus, Graduate School of Business; Vice President for Research; and Vice President/Provost.

He has contributed to his profession as a researcher, executive, entrepreneur, mentor, and advisor. Currently he serves on various business and professional as well as government and public service boards. These include Chairman of the Board of Sentius Corporation and Inprise Corporation; Board of Directors of Xpeed, Inc., Data Digest, Inc., and CommerceNet; and Advisory Board for Dejima, Inc., Best3C, Inc., and Presidio Venture Partners, LLC to name but a few. Public service boards include the US-China Relations Committee; US National Committee PECC; Board of Advisors, Smart Valley Japan; Forum Fellow, World Economic Forum; and member, California Council on Science and Technology.

Past positions likewise are too numerous to list, but include CEO Emeritus of SRI International; founding leader of JV:SV Network; Vice Chairman of Smart Valley, Inc.; Founder, Board Chairman/CEO of the David Sarnoff Research Center; and member of the National Science Board and the National Research Council.

Dr. Miller is a Life Member of the National Academy of Engineering. His education includes a Ph.D. in Physics (‘56) and an Honorary DSc. (‘72) from Purdue University. He has received the David Packard Civic Entrepreneur Award, the Order of Civil Merit by the President of the Republic of Korea as well as numerous other honors.

Dr. Frank S. Greene, Jr. (2001)

Researcher, Innovator, Entrepreneur, Teacher, Mentor

Frank Greene was among the first black students to earn a bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He then earned his master’s at Purdue University and served four years in the U.S. Air Force, reaching the rank of captain, before joining Fairchild Semiconductor’s R&D Labs as a memory chip and system designer. Considered one of the pioneers of semiconductor technology, Greene broke new ground for black engineers as he helped break the color barrier in Silicon Valley in the 1960s. A consummate innovator, he developed and held the patent for the integrated circuit that made Fairchild a leader in the semiconductor industry.

Greene went on to create two software firms before founding NewVista Capital in 1986, through which he launched numerous start-up companies, with a particular focus on women and minority entrepreneurs.

In 2009, Greene was featured in an exhibit at Palo Alto City Hall as one of the 50 most important African-Americans in technology. He told the Palo Alto Times, “Success in life is not about ‘me,’ but about what you can do to help others.” He put this philosophy into practice over the course of his life, launching the GO-Positive Foundation and his VRE (Vision, Relationships and Execution) Leadership Model, through which he mentored and served as an inspiration to high school students and young business professionals. He also served as a Trustee and adjunct lecturer at SCU. For his many contributions to engineering and society, Greene was awarded the School of Engineering’s highest honor, the Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award, and was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame by the Silicon Valley Engineering Council in 1991.

Dedicated to fostering excellence through leadership training and education, Frank Greene helped countless individuals realize their dreams by lending his time, his knowledge, and his support. In 2001, the Dr. Frank S. Green Scholars Program (GSP) was established to develop 21st century leaders with strong science and mathematics backgrounds. GSP provides long-term support for students from grades 3 through 12 through hands-on math, science, and technology experiences and workshops; science fairs and engineering competitions, and entrepreneurial/leadership programs. The program boasts an enviable success rate: 100 percent of its scholars go to college, 90 percent graduate in four years with BA or BS degrees, and 60 percent of those earn their degrees in STEM fields.

Dr. Fredrick J. Moody (2000)

Expert in the nuclear energy field in the areas of thermal hydraulics and two-phase flow

Fredrick J. Moody, a pioneer and internationally recognized, received his BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado in 1958. Also in 1958 he began working at the General Electric (GE) Nuclear Energy Division in San Jose, California. He went on to earn both his MS (1966) and PhD (1971) in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.

His achievements over the years have been acknowledged with reciept of the following awards: ASME Alfred Nobel Award for Outstanding Paper in 1966 at Standord University; General Electric Power Sector Award for Contributions to the State-of-the-Art for Two-Phase Flow and Reactor Accident Analysis, 1980; George Westinghouse Gold Medal Award, 19080; Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 1981; ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping Award, 1999; and listing in “Who’s Who in the West,” Marques, Inc. In addition, has has published three books and more than 50 papers.

Dr. Moody was an Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at San Jose State University (SJSU) since 1972. A very effective and well-respected teacher, his mastery of the subject was readily apparent and the clarity of his presentation phenomenal. In 1981 he also provided invaluable guidance in proposing and formulating thesis assignments for GE employees. Dr. Moody has been mentor and role model to his students at SJSU, GE and, throughout the nuclear power industry.

After 41 years of distinguished service at GE and 28 years at SJSU, Dr. Fred Moody retired in July 1999, yet he continues to publish and lecture in the nuclear energy field. He and his wife Phyllis now reside in the Gold Rush Area in Murphys, California.

Dr. Koichi (Ko) Nishimura (2000)

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Solectron Corporation

Ko Nishimura joined Solectron in 1988 as chief operating officer and became president in 1990. In 1992, he was appointed chief executive officer and was subsequently elected chairman of the board in 1996. During his tenure, Nishimura has grown Solectron from a regional entity into the world’s largest and most profitable electronics manufacturing services (EMS) company. Under his watch, Solectron received the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award twice - in 1997 and 1991 - after infusing the rigorous certification criteria into the company’s corporate culture and strategy.

Before coming to Solectron, Nishimura worked at IBM Corporation for 23 years, where he held a number of senior management positions in the company’s disk file design, technology and manufacturing divisions.

Dr. Nishimura serves on the boards of Merix Corporation, the Center for Quality Management and the Santa Fe Institute. He also serves on the Baan Company supervisory board, the advisory board of Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, the board of the Santa Clara Valley Manufacturing Group and is vice president of the Malcolm Baldrige Foundation. He is a former board member of the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.

In addition, Nishimura is known within the Japanese-American community for his support of the Japanese Western U.S. Association and the Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center in San Jose.

Dr. Nishimura holds a doctorate in material science and engineering from Stanford University, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from San Jose State University. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

Dr. Bernard Widrow (1999)

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Bernard Widrow is Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. His fields of teaching and research are signal processing, neural networks, acoustics, and control systems. Before coming to Stanford in 1959, he taught at MIT where he received the Doctor of Science Degree in 1956. Dr. Widrow is the author of two books: “Adaptive Signal Processing,” and “Adaptive Inverse Control,” both published by Prentice-Hall. Each is the first of its kind, establishing new fields of research and engineering that are being pursued worldwide by students, faculty, and practicing engineers.

Dr. Widrow is the inventor or co-inventor of 17 patents. One of his inventions, an adaptive filter based on the LMS (least mean square) algorithm, is used in almost all the computer modems in the world, making high-speed digital communications (such as the internet) possible. He is co-inventor of a directional hearing aid that will enable many people with severe to profound hearing loss to regain speech recognition and communication ability. Dr. Widrow has started Cardinal Sound Labs to develop and commercialize the technology.

He has been honored many times for his research. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), elected him a Fellow in 1976. In 1984, he received the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal. He was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 1995.

Dr. Widrow is currently supervising ten doctoral students at Stanford. Over the years, more than sixty students have completed their Ph.D.s under his supervision. Many of his former students have become founders and top scientists in Silicon Valley companies. About ten have become university professors, four have gone on to medical school and become MDs, and two have become Admirals in the U. S. Navy.

Ms. Jane G. Evans (1999)

Pioneer Hewlett-Packard Engineer and Role Model

Jane G. Evans earned her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Rice University and worked at Union Carbide, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and the National Reactor Testing Station. When she moved to the Bay Area, she quickly realized the importance of electronics and became the first woman to graduate in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University.

Mrs. Evans subsequently was the first woman engineering graduate to be hired by Hewlett-Packard. For twenty-five years, she played a significant role in HP’s rise as a global provider of electronics and computers. Her projects included the first atomic clock, several instruments and RTE, a real time operating system. She established programs for marketing these products and personally introduced the technology to hundreds of engineers and customers. Finally, she led the way in the philanthropy department, providing modern equipment to many colleges and universities. She has been a role model to countless engineers, women and men, exemplifying the best of the profession.

Jane G. Evans has been an active leader of IEEE, serving in local, regional, and national levels. Most recently she was Chair of the Board of Directors of the 1997 WESCON meetings. Under her leadership, this meeting was the first held in the Silicon Valley.

Mrs. Evans is a fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Women Engineers. She has received the IEEE’s Centennial Medal, the Career Action Center’s Woman of Vision Award, San Jose State University’s Engineering Award of Distinction and the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County’s World of Today and Tomorrow Award.

Dr. James M. Hait (1999)

Inventor, Innovator, Designer and former Chairman of FMC

James M. Hait was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on a dairy farm in New Jersey. Not wanting to be a dairyman, he went to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and in 1928 graduated with a BSME, in 1962, RPI award him a Doctor of Engineering (Honorary ) degree. He started his career with Peerless Pump in Los Angeles and soon became Chief Engineer and the inventor of significant improvements in the efficiency of deep well turbine pumps. In 1932, FMC acquired Peerless and Jim Hait started his 44 year career with FMC. During World War II he led FMC’s efforts to develop and manufacture 30,000 of the famed Water Buffalo amphibious vehicles for the Navy and Marines.

In 1946, he was appointed Corporate Director of Engineering and established FMC’s Central Engineering Laboratory in San Jose, which was responsible for developing technology and products for FMC’s non-defense Machinery Divisions.

With the onset of the Korean War, he was instrumental in founding FMC’s Ordinance Division which over the years developed and manufactured thousands of armored amphibious vehicles and other military equipment for the armed forces. In 1956, Hait became Executive Vice President of FMC, President in 1960 and Chairman in 1966. He was inducted into the Army’s Ordinance Hall of Fame in 1981.

He has actively supported his profession and the community. He is a member and Fellow of ASME, member of SAE and the National Academy of Engineering. He has served on the boards of seven companies, and on the advisory boards of Stanford, Santa Clara University, and Cal Tech. He was a mentor to many young engineers. Even with his increasing management responsibilities, he continued to invent and has been issued 76 patents in a widely diversified range of machinery products.

Dr. Gordon E. Moore (1998)

Co-founder of Intel Corporation

Gordon E. Moore co-founded Intel Corporation in July of 1968, serving as Vice President until 1975 when he became President and Chief Executive Officer. In April 1979, Dr. Moore became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, holding that position until April 1987. He now serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board.
Dr. Moore, a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. degree in Chemistry in 1950. In 1954 he received a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Physics from the California Institute of Technology. He then did basic research in chemical physics at the Applied Physics Lab at John Hopkins University and in 1956 joined Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in Palo Alto working on semiconductor process technology with William Shockley, co-inventor of the transistor.

Dr. Moore co-founded Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation in Mountain View in 1957, serving as Manager of the Engineering Department until 1959, when he became Director of Research and development. Fairchild produced the first commercial integrated circuit during this period.

In 1968 Gordon Moore co-founded Intel Corporation to develop and produce large scale integrated products beginning with semiconductor memories. Intel has gone on to produce a number of products based on LST technology, including the world’s first microprocessor.

Dr. Moore has received numerous awards: several from IEEE, the Founders Award of the National Academy of Science, the ASM Medal for the Advancement of Research, etc. In 1990 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George Bush. Dr. Moore is Director of several corporations. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology.

Mr. William (Bill) J. Adams (1998)

Former Chief Project Engineer, FMC Central Engineering Laboratory

Bill Adams was born in California. He graduated BSME magna cum laude and Nobili medal from Santa Clara University in 1937. He started his diversified career at General Electric Company in Schenectady, New York. After engineer-in-training assignments and advanced courses, he took leave of absence from GE to design earth-moving scrapers and controls at Gar Wood Industries in Detroit. At the onset of World War II Mr. Adams returned to GE in 1940 as design and later chief project engineer for the first remote-controlled gun turrets for the B-29 and for other high altitude aircraft.

In 1946, Bill Adams came back to the Bay Area and joined Food Machinery Corporation, now FMC. During a 34-year career with FMC his positions included Chief Engineer for the Bolens Division in Wisconsin for tractors, mowers and other heavy equipment; Assistant General Manager FMC Central Engineering Laboratories in Santa Clara for advanced machinery R&D of widely diversified products; and Director of New Business Ventures and technology licensing.

Since 1980, Mr. Adams has been a registered mechanical and agricultural engineering consultant. He has actively supported his profession, alma mater and the community. He is a Life Member of ASME and SAE and a Life Fellow of ASAE. He served as President of the Santa Clara Valley Engineering Council, delegate to the Silicon Valley Engineering Council, Director of the local Council Boy Scouts of America, Chairman of the United Way industry campaign, etc. Awards include the 1980 ASME Centennial Medal and the 1993 ASME Distinguished Service Award. He has received a number of awards from the Santa Clara University including the 1991 Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

Mr. Adams is the author of a number of technical papers and two books. He was granted 12 U.S. patents and 15 foreign patents.

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Turturici (1998)

Former, Director of of Public Works, City of San Jose

Mr. Turturici is a third generation San Jose native. He received the B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University in 1951 and upon graduation took a job with the City of San Jose as Junior Civil Engineer in the Engineering Design Division of the Department of Public Works. In 1957 he was promoted to Principal Civil Engineer to lead that division and in 1965 Tony was promoted to Director of Public Works, a position he held for fifteen years. He retired from the city in 1981 after a brief stint as Assistant City Manager. Since then he has been a consultant to a number of land developers, contractors, and an engineering consulting firm.

During Turturici’s tenure as Director of Public Works, the City of San Jose grew from a population of 300,000 to 680,000 and in area from 86 to 158 square miles. All design and construction of the infrastructure for this growth was under the direction of the Director of Public Works. Under his authority were the City Architect, City Traffic Engineer, Superintendent of Streets, Water Pollution Control Manager, etc. Some major projects were the Center for Performing Arts and San Jose Airport construction, south terminal.

Mr. Turturici is a Life Member of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and in 1974 was named one of the Top Ten Public Works Men of the Year, U.S. and Canada. In 1979 he received the Distinguised Service Award from the California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors. He has served on many boards and commissions at the local, state and national level. Also he has been active in numerous civic and religious organizations and is a twenty-five year current member of the Santa Clara University Board of Fellows and twice a member of the Executive Board.

Dr. Jay D. Pinson (1998)

Dean Emeritis, Engineering, San Jose State University

Jay D. Pinson, in September 1996, became the Founder and President of the Pinson Institute, whose mission is to provide contract services in education and training to the industry in areas of technology, business and management. Prior to this he was the Director of Education and Technology for Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). He served fifteen years as Dean of Engineering at San Jose State University. Prior to coming to San Jose State in 1979, he was the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio.

At San Jose State, Dr. Pinson was instrumental in developing high quality engineering education, instruction and research programs to serve Silicon Valley. He directed a major renovation and expansion project that provided San Jose State with one of the finest engineering education facilities in the nation. For this effort, in 1988, he was awarded the California State University Endowment Award. During his tenure as Dean of Engineering, San Jose State became a leader in providing engineers to Silicon Valley.

As Director of Education and Technology at SEMI, he was responsible for developing and offering worldwide education and training programs in areas of microelectronics and semiconductors. In addition, he was instrumental in developing a nationally recognized transitional education program for assisting engineers and scientists in making the transition to the microelectronics and semiconductor industries.

In addition to his experience as an educator, he has many years of industrial experience. He has served on national, state, and local boards and committees related to technology, research, education, and training. He has served on many community boards of hospitals, Boy Scouts, Junior Achievement, Tech Museum, etc. A native of Ohio, Pinson received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Ohio University and PhD from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Bernard M. Oliver (1997)

Bernard (Barney) M. Oliver, a native of Santa Cruz, armed with an undergraduate degree at age 19 from Stanford, a Ph.D. from Caltech, and twelve years at Bell Telephone Laboratories entered employment at Hewlett-Packard in 1952. He became Director of Research and later Director of the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories where he had ultimate responsibility for research and development. In the late 1960’s and early 1970’s Dr. Oliver the leader in the design of the HP-9100, the most advanced programmable desktop electronic calculator of its time, and the HP-35, the world’s first hand-held electronic calculator. His opinion became the court of last resort for HP’s advanced development. David Packard called him “one of the greatest applied scientists of this century.” To Bill Hewlett, Barney Oliver was “one of the truly great engineers of his time.”

After 28 years at Hewlett-Packard Dr. Oliver retired from full-time duty there, but continued part-time as Technical Advisor to the President of HP. In addition, his interests turned to other matters: supervising the design of future very large radio-telescope arrays for NASA, biologic controls for agriculture, and search for extraterrestial life with the SETI Institute. Dr. Oliver held over 60 patents and was author of many technical papers. He was thoroughly engaged in these activities until the day of his death on November 23, 1995.

Dr. Oliver was a true Renaissance man who greatly enjoyed art, music and literature. He served with distinction on the Palo Alto School Board for twelve years and at one time was President of IEEE. He received many honors. In 1986 he received the National Medal of Science for translating physical science into electronic systems that have enriched the lives of all Americans.

Mr. Sam M. Cristofano (1997)

Sam Cristofano is a registered Civil Engineer in California and Colorado. After receiving his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado in 1952 he worked for the City of Englewood, Colorado as Water and Sewage Superintendent and as a sanitary engineer in the California Department of Public Health. In 1957 he became an employee of the City of Santa Clara serving as Street Superintendent until 1963 and as Director of Public Works until his retirement in 1986.

As Director of Public Works for 23 years, he was responsible for nearly every aspect of the fast growing City of Santa Clara’s infrastructure including the planning, design, construction and maintenance of transportation and parking facilities, storm drainage, solid waste management, and other capitol improvements. Demonstrative of Mr. Cristofano’s capabilities were the industrial and commercial development north of Highway 101 and the rerouting of El Camino Real around Santa Clara University.

In 1974 he received an M.S. in Public Works Administration from Santa Clara University where he later taught graduate courses in Solid Waste Management and Public Works Administration and an undergraduate course in Transportation Engineering. He has also served as a long time volunteer judge at Santa Clara University’s Senior Engineering Design Project. Mr. Cristofano has authored numerous articles on infrastructure planning and design.

Mr. Cristofano continues to be active in numerous professional societies and civic organizations including the American Public Works Association, Santa Clara University Board of Fellows, and the Engineering Alumni Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the California Transportation Foundation and the Mission City Community Fund. He has received many honors including four prestigious awards from the American Public Works Association.

Dr. James F. Gibbons (1997)

James F. Gibbons, currently Dean Emeritis of Engineering at Stanford University, received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He joined the Stanford Electrical Engineering faculty in 1957, was named the Reid Weaver Dennis Chair in Electrical Engineering in 1983 and was named Frederick Emmons Terman Dean of Engineering at Stanford in 1984. In 1996 he became a Special Assistant to the President of Stanford University.

As an educator, Gibbons has distinguished himself as the writer of a widely used undergraduate textbook Semiconductor Electronics (McGraw-Hill 1966, revised 1982), as the author of nearly 300 scientific and technical papers and monographs, as a pioneer in ion implantation in semiconductors, and as the originator of the Tutored Video Instruction, widely used at Stanford and elsewhere for continuing education of engineers.

As an academic administrator, during Gibbons tenure as Dean of Engineering, his insistence on the highest quality of faculty appointments led to a major rise in Stanford’s School of Engineering’s national ratings, with three departments ranked first in the nation and all departments in the top seven, according to the most recent National Research Council rating of graduate departments.

Gibbons has also applied his tutored video instruction concept to pressing social problems, including the education of the children of migrant farm workers (in the 1980’s) and to anger management in at-risk teens (in the 1990’s), primarily through SERA Learning Technologies, a company he founded.

Gibbons is the recipient of many awards, and has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has served on committees advising the Presidential Science Advisor in the Nixon, Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations.

Dr. William J. Perry (1996)

At the time of his induction into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame, Dr. William J. Perry is Secretary of Defense under President Clinton.

Dr. Perry received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Stanford University and his Ph.D. from Penn State, all in mathematics. Dr. Perry’s engineering contributions have been in the field of defense technology and, in particular, electronic reconnaissance. He emerged as a leading technologist in that field while serving as Director of Sylvania General Telephone’s Electronic Defense Laboratories in the 1950s. Dr. Perry became a Silicon Valley pioneer in 1964 with his co-founding of ESL, Inc., a high-technology research and development company that, among other achievements, developed the world’s first mobile direction finding system in 1971. This led to the Guardrail system, which became the U.S. military’s largest airborne reconnaissance system.

From 1977 until 1981, Dr. Perry was Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering under President Carter and was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including: the American Electronics Association’s 1980 Medal of Achievement; the Department of Defense’s 1980 and 1981 Distinguished Public Service Medal; NASA’s 1981 Distinguished Service Medal; in 1981, the Federal Republic of Germany’s Knight Commander’s Cross; and, in 1982, France’s Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Merite.

Dr. Perry served as Executive Vice President of Hambrecht and Quist Inc., a high-technology investment banking firm in San Francisco. He was a director of FMC Corporation and a trustee of MITRE Corporation and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 1985 he founded Technology Strategies and Alliances. He has served as a member of numerous committees and commissions and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been featured in many publications including the book, “Portraits of Success: Impressions of Silicon Valley Pioneers.”

Mr. Richard K. Pefley (1996)

Richard K. Pefley was appointed Chairman of the Mechanical Engineering Department, Santa Clara University, upon receipt of his Master of Science degree from Stanford University in 1951. He became interested in alternative fuels in the early 1970s and became one of the leading authorities in this field, his expertise being highly regarded in the United States and in many other countries. Most of his work regarding alternative fuels involved the use of methanol as an alternative to gasoline.
Mr. Pefley has also been active in research in solar energy, artificial lung development, human calorimetry, the solution of heat transfer problems, and gas dynamics of the Polaris missile.

He has produced more than 70 publications during the past 20 years, most of which are related to alternative fuels. In 1994, he presented a paper to the Royal Technical Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr. Pefley has been recognized as an outstanding teacher of mechanical engineering by his peers and his many students during his career at Santa Clara University. By directly involving his students in his numerous research projects, he encouraged many of them to become knowledgeable in the expanding field of alternative fuels.

Dr. David A. Thompson (1996)

Dr. Thompson, an IBM Fellow at the company’s Almaden Research Center in San Jose, is a pioneer in the design and development of thin film and magnetoresistive (MR) recording heads, which have enabled enormous increases in the capacity of data storage devices. He recognized very early that the magnetoresistive effect could be used in data recording and was the first to propose many of the technical innovations adopted by the industry. He holds many key patents related to MR head technology.

Vast increases in storage capacity make it possible to create massive databases and to store images, video, and sound, as well as text. Currently, storage system capacity is growing at 60 percent per year, and this is attributable for the most part to MR heads, which are used in all IBM storage products and are becoming a standard for the industry.

Dr. Thompson received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie-Mellon University), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1962, 1963, and 1966, respectively, where he began his research on magnetic thin films. He continued his work on magnetic recording when he joined IBM in 1968 at the Research Division’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In 1980, he was named an IBM Fellow, the company’s highest technical honor. He moved to the Almaden Research Center in 1987.

Dr. Thompson is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and the IEEE Magnetics Society. He is a past president of the IEEE Magnetics Society, having previously served as vice president and secretary-treasurer. In 1992, he received the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award “for pioneering work in miniature magnetic devices for data storage.” He was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1988, and in 1993 received the Inventor of the Year Award from the New York State Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association, Inc.

Dr. Edward L. Ginzton (1995)

Edward L. Ginzton’s life and career have a storybook quality about them that so often seems to set apart those who excel in a number of fields. Born in the Ukraine, he escaped the chaotic aftermath of the Russian Revolution to arrive in San Francisco in 1929 at the age of 13. With little initial knowledge of English, by 1940 he had earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. His discovery of the balanced feedback principle was enough to gain a teaching assistantship at Stanford. There he was attracted to the microwave research being conducted by Russell and Sigurd Varian, with Professor William Hansen, which led to their invention of the klystron tube, a forerunner of radar. He began to contribute his own inventions and, with the dawn of World War II, moved with the Stanford team to New York where their work continued at Sperry Gyroscope Company.

After the war, Dr. Ginzton returned to Stanford to teach and help form the university’s Microwave Laboratory. Work done there saw him lead the successful completion of the Stanford Linear Accelerator and pioneer, with Dr. Henry Kaplan, the use of smaller linear accelerators in radiotherapy treatment for cancer. In 1948, he helped found Varian Associates and went on to become the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. He would continue as chairman until 1984, overseeing Varian’s evolution into what is today a world leadership position in radiotherapy systems for cancer treatment, NMR instrumentation, and semiconductor equipment, as well as electron devices. Dr. Ginzton retired from Varian’s Board of Directors in 1992 and holds the title of chairman emeritus.

Mr. Norman O. Gunderson (1995)

Norman O. Gunderson was Chairman of the Division of Engineering and Mathematics at San Jose State College from 1956 to 1960. He served as Dean of Engineering until 1970. Under his leadership, engineering education developed into a professionally recognized school of engineering. He led the political fight to remove imposed restrictions on the State Colleges from offering accredited engineering programs. As a result, the restrictions were removed and San Jose State was the first engineering program to become professionally accredited and also to offer a masters degree. During these tumultuous years, Dean Gunderson led a major effort to plan and develop a new 4.5 million dollar engineering building. The dedication ceremony took place in 1963; another major milestone had been achieved.

Dean Gunderson has served as president or chairman of the San Jose Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Engineers Club of San Jose, the statewide Engineering Liaison Committee, and the Pacific Southwest Section of the American Society for Engineering Education. In recognition of his accomplishments from 1948 to 1980, he was awarded the San Jose State University Engineering Award of Distinction in 1981. He was also honored by receiving the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Wyoming, 1979. Mr. Gunderson received both his Bachelor of Science (1939) and Master of Science (1947) degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming and his professional C.E. degree from Stanford University in 1955.

Mr. George S. Nolte, Sr. (1995)

In 1949, Mr. Nolte formed George S. Nolte, Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor It was a single employee practice, located in the City of Palo Alto, that grew with and beyond the limits of Silicon Valley. In the mid 1950s the name of his firm was modified to reflect nearly a decade of change: George S. Nolte, Consulting Civil Engineers, Inc. Again in the 1980s, it changed to its current name of Nolte and Associates.

From the early beginnings as a sole practitioner, the Nolte firm grew into one of the largest pure civil engineering firms in the nation performing noteworthy projects in all the various disciplines of civil engineering. Mr. Nolte rounded the firm and actively directed its development for three and a half decades.

During his thirty-five years at the helm, the organization performed engineering services for every city in Santa Clara County. The City of San Jose, the Santa Clara Valley Water District, and the County itself were among its largest clients. The firm has been responsible for much of the infrastructure in Santa Clara County having planned and designed countless public works projects that serve or protect the many residents and employees of Silicon Valley. The achievements of the organization are a tribute to Mr. Nolte’s leadership and innate ability to attract outstanding people to head the various departments within the firm.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Mr. Nolte was an active participant in many professional societies and civic organizations. Mr. Nolte, a native of Bellingham, Washington, attended Western Washington University and the University of Washington. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Polytechnic College of Engineering in Oakland, California in 1940.

Dr. Paul J. Friedl (1994)

Paul J. Friedl is known by many people as the “Father of the Personal Computer” He was the chief architect and inventor of the world’s first personal computer and also developed the predecessor of the modern spreadsheet program in 1973, long before personal computers, as we know them today, were introduced. He christened his computer “SCAMP” (Special Computer APL Machine Portable), and it became the father of the IBM 5100 and the grandfather of the ubiquitous IBM PC, which was introduced in August 1981, nearly eight years later The original SCAMP is now in the Smithsonian Institute.

Dr. Friedl’s 32-year career with the IBM Palo Alto Scientific Center as a senior engineer and manager included pioneering work in industrial process control, laboratory automation, knowledge-based expert systems, distributed computing, and computer conferencing systems. He also authored many technical papers and patent disclosures. He invented the IBM People Sharing Information Network (PSInet) Computer Conferencing System, which is being used by kindergarten through 12th-grade educators throughout the country.

He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and is a Registered Professional Control Systems Engineer in California. He received his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in Chemical Engineering from Case Institute of Technology, where he was a Westinghouse Fellow for two years.

Dr. Friedl represents the perfect combination of a practical engineer with numerous scientific and practical accomplishments to his credit and the visionary who works to transform the future into today’s reality.

Dr. Joseph B. Franzini (1994)

Joseph B. Franzini, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, served on the faculty at Stanford University from 1950 to 1986, where he taught fluid mechanics and water resources engineering. Since retirement from Stanford, he has been active as an engineering consultant. He is co-author of the widely used textbooks, Water Resources Engineering and Fluid Mechanics With Engineering Applications. The water resources book, which is used throughout the world, is recognized as one of the most authoritative technical publications in its field.

For over 30 years, Dr. Franzini served as a special consultant to George S. Nolte and Associates, a civil engineering firm in San Jose. Franzini has worked on many water projects in the Silicon Valley and has served as a consultant to many government agencies and private organizations, both in this country and abroad. His experience in professional practice added considerably to the scope of his teaching, as he could bring real-world problems and their solutions into the classroom. In his teaching, he always stressed practicality and professionalism. He encouraged his students to participate actively in professional societies, to pursue registration as professional engineers, and to employ the highest ethical standards.

Franzini received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Society for Engineering Education, and the American Institute of Hydrology. Dr. Franzini, an outstanding scholar and engineer, is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California and has served as President of the San Jose Branch of the San Francisco Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dr. George L. Sullivan (1994)

Dr. George L. Sullivan came to Santa Clara University as Professor of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in 1912 to establish the School of Engineering. He was named Dean of Engineering in 1918 and remained in that role for 37 years. During World War II, he organized and conducted courses for the Federal Engineering, Science, and Management Program. Through his efforts, the school achieved ECPD accreditation in 1937.

Dr. Sullivan was named Dean Emeritus on his retirement in 1955. In 1961, a new Engineering Center was completed and named in recognition of his dedication, leadership, and inspiration. This program was timely to meet the needs of the technology boom destined to transform the agricultural “Valley of Hearts Delight” into “Silicon Valley.”

Dr. Sullivan was also an eminent practicing professional engineer. He held the position of Santa Clara City Engineer from 1928 to 1934. In addition, he was a consulting engineer for the San Jose Sewage Treatment Plant, Dr. Charles G. Hyde of the University of California at Berkeley, the Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties sewage collection and disposal, the Golden Gate Bridge construction, the Santa Clara-Alameda-San Benito Counties Water Authority, the Santa Clara Valley Water Conservation District, the U.S. Department of the Interior (Saline Water Conversion), the Board of Regents of the University of California, the California State University Board of Trustees on Engineering Education, and the Chair of the City of Santa Clara Planning Committee.

Dr. Sullivan was granted Mechanical Engineer License No. 1 by Governor Earl Warren and was the first president of the California State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers.

Mr. Daniel M. Tellep (1994)

Dan Tellep has been a vital force in the growth of engineering in the Silicon Valley. His contributions as an engineer and leader began in 1955 at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Inc. (LMSC) as principal scientist for the first U.S. reentry flight experiments program, which established the technical base for the design of the first-generation reentry vehicles. Tellep participated in the design and development of all generations of the U.S. submarine-launched Fleet Ballistic Missile system. He was involved in development of the MILSTAR communications satellite program and numerous other advanced missile and space technology efforts. After serving as the President of LMSC and the Lockheed Missiles & Space Systems Group, he assumed his current position as Chairman and C.E.O. of the Lockheed Corporation, where he is setting the strategic direction of the corporation and guiding it into the post Cold War era.

In recognition of his technical contributions, Tellep was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Astronautical Society, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. He received the Lawrence Sperry Award in 1964 for his contributions to reentry technology and advancements in the field of heat transfer, and the AIAA Missile Systems Award in 1986. In 1993, Aviation Week & Space Technology honored him with its distinguished Aerospace Laureate Award, and he received the Air Force Association John R. Allison Award for Industrial Leadership.

He has made important contributions to the local engineering community. He led the successful San Jose State Project 88 campaign and received the Tower Award for support to the university. Additionally, he served on the advisory boards for both Santa Clara University and San Jose State Schools of Engineering.

Mr. Tellep graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1954 and received his M.S. from U.C. Berkeley in 1955.

Mr. Sigurd F. Varian (1993)

Sigurd F. Varian was the co-inventor of the Klystron. Working in the physics laboratories at Stanford, Sigurd built the first model, designed by his brother, in 1937; they formally announced their invention in 1939. During World War II, they developed radar systems based on the Klystron, earning several patents. The Klystron has played an important part in the development of the microwave industry, and is today used in many diverse applications, ranging from UHF-TV to the Free-Electron Laser. In 1950, the Varians were awarded the John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia “in recognition of their foresight... energy and technical insight in developing... the klystron...”

Russell and Sigurd Varian were co-founders in 1948 of Varian Associates, the first company to occupy a site in Stanford Industrial Park, “spawning ground” of Silicon Valley. Initially, Sigurd Varian served as Vice-President for Engineering; and served on the Board of Directors until his death, also serving as Chairman for several years.

Although Sigurd Varian was very different from his older brother in many ways, he shared Russell’s gift for invention. He devised gadgetry of all kinds, from a precision high-speed drill press to a system of pumps, filters, and heaters for his swimming pool, receiving patents for some. His early experience as a pilot for Pan American Airways stimulated his interest in the development of an all-weather navigation system operating at microwave frequency.

Sharing a deep sense of responsibility to their associates, Sigurd Varian and his brother pioneered profit-sharing, stock-ownership, insurance, and retirement plans for employees long before these benefits became mandatory.

Dr. Russell H. Varian (1993)

Russell H. Varian was a co-inventor of the Klystron. Working in the physics laboratories at Stanford, Russell Varian did the design and his brother Sigurd built the first model in 1937; they formally announced their invention in 1939. During World War II, they developed radar systems based on the Klystron, earning several patents. The Klystron has played an important part in the development of the microwave industry, and is today used in many diverse applications, ranging from UHF-TV to the Free-Electron Laser. In 1950, the Varians were awarded the John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia “in recognition of their foresight... energy and technical insight in developing... the klystron...”

Russell and Sigurd Varian were co-founders in 1948 of Varian Associates, the first company to occupy a site in Stanford Industrial Park, “spawning ground” of Silicon Valley. Initially, Russell Varian served as President and served on the Board of Directors until his death, also serving as Chairman for several years. Russell Varian obtained numerous patents in other fields, including nuclear magnetic resonance, thermionic tubes, radar and missile guidance, and was the inventor of the free-precession earth’s field magnetometer. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Radio Engineers (now the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the American Physical Society, and the California Academy of Sciences, and served as Director of the West Coast Electronic Manufacturers’ Association. He was a member of Sigma Xi and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He was awarded the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physics from Stanford University and the honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.

Sharing a deep sense of responsibility to their associates, Russell and his brother Varian pioneered profit-sharing, stock-ownership, insurance, and retirement plans for employees long before these benefits became mandatory. Russell was a member of the Sierra Club Conservation Committee and, shortly before his death, took steps to acquire land in the name of the Sierra Club for what is now known as Castle Rock State Park.

Mr. Michael H. Antonacci (1993)

Michael H. Antonacci is Planning Director Emeritus for the City of San Jose. He provided engineering expertise and planning direction for the city’s phenomenal growth, particularly during the period following World War II. As Director of Planning for the City of San Jose from 1929 until his retirement in 1965, he pioneered many standards and criteria in urban design and led the development of standards for recreation facilities for cities of all classes.

Mr. Antonacci’s accomplishments include the planning and design of Spartan Stadium, the San Jose Government Center, and the land use map for the nine county Association of Bay Area Governments. He was Planning Consultant to the Sacramento Redevelopment Agency and has been a lecturer in City Planning and Urban Design. Mr. Antonacci has served on the boards of several local philanthropic, community, and environmental organizations, including the League of California Cities, the Board of Pacific Neighbors, the Montalvo Association, the Engineers Club of San Jose, the San Jose Symphony Association, the American Red Cross, and the Community Chest of the United Fund.

Mr. Antonacci is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and is a member of the American Institute of Planners, the American Society of Planning officials, the American Civic Association, the American Society of Military Engineers, the National Society of Professional Engineers, the California Society of Professional Engineers, and the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary Society. He was the 1967 recipient of the Distinguished Citizen Award from the City of San Jose. Mr. Antonacci graduated in Civil Engineering in 1924 and received the Advanced Degree in Civil Engineering in 1927, both from Stanford University.

Dr. Robert J. Parden (1993)

Dr. Robert J. Parden is Professor and Chair of the Engineering Management Department, School of Engineering, Santa Clara University. In 1955 he was appointed the second Dean of the School of Engineering and served in that position for 27 years. During this period he played a significant role in the technical and industrial growth of the Silicon Valley.

Dr. Parden was responsible for the planning and construction of the George L. Sullivan Engineering Center, and for bringing the curriculum, faculty and laboratories of the university into the solid-state electronics and computer sciences age. In 1959, Dr. Parden founded the “Early Bird” graduate engineering program within the School of Engineering. This program was the first in the Silicon Valley to offer working professionals the opportunity to earn a graduate degree while employed full time. In 1978 he founded and organized solely within the School of Engineering the Master of Science in Engineering Management program. Through Dr. Parden’s vision, leadership and “customer orientation,” these programs have awarded over 3,500 Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in the fields of Applied Mathematics, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Engineering Mechanics.

Dr. Parden has served on the Planning Commission of the City of Saratoga and the Board of Directors of the Institute for Medical Research of Santa Clara County. Dr. Parden is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education, the Engineers Council for Professional Development, the American Institute of Industrial Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the National Society of Professional Engineers. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Iowa and California, and is cited in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Engineering. Dr. Parden received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Dr. Robert N. Noyce (1993)

Dr. Robert N. Noyce, along with other members of the “Fairchild Eight,” in 1957 co-founded the Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation. In 1959, as Director of Research and Development, he was co-inventor of the integrated circuit, the starting point of a $60 billion worldwide industry upon which rests an electronics industry 10 times as large. His achievement helped transform the Santa Clara Valley into the world’s center of high technology industry.

Dr. Noyce served as Vice President and General Manager of Fairchild Semiconductor from 1959 to 1965, and then as Group Vice President of Fairchild Camera and Instrument. Under his leadership, Fairchild became the first successful semiconductor company in the Silicon Valley and a training ground for many future electronics entrepreneurs. In 1968, Dr. Noyce co-founded Intel Corporation and served as President, Chairman, and Vice-Chairman. In 1988, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of Sematech, serving until his death in 1990. He also served as a director of Diasonics, Inc., as a trustee of Grinnell College, and as a Regent of the University of California. He was a founder of the Semiconductor Industry Association and helped support key national legislative initiatives which have enhanced our country’s high technology competitiveness. His personal foundation has supported programs which have improved the quality of teaching at the K-12 level.

Dr. Noyce was the recipient of the 1967 Stuart Ballantine Award from the Franklin Institute, the 1978 Cledo Brunetti Award and the Medal of Honor from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE), the 1978 Harry Goode Memorial Award, the 1979 IEEE Faraday Medal, the 1979 National Medal of Science, the 1987 National Medal of Technology, and the 1989 Charles Stark Draper Award for engineering achievement from the National Academy of Engineering. He was a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the National Academy of Sciences. He was also elected a Fellow of the IEEE, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and to the National Business Hall of Fame. Dr. Noyce graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1944 from Grinnell College with a Bachelor of Science degree and received a doctorate in physical electronics in 1950 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. Fred H. Tibbetts (1992)

Fred H. Tibbetts was the first Chief Engineer for the Santa Clara Valley Water Conservation District, the predecessor to the Santa Clara Valley Water District. In the early years of the twentieth century, he was a leader in the development and implementation of a master plan for local surface and groundwater development that still serves Santa Clara County’s growing population. His vision of a system of dams, reservoirs, canal and percolation facilities directly contributed to making available adequate water supplies and to the curtailment, in later years, of rapidly-advancing ground surface subsidence and saltwater intrusion.

Mr. Tibbetts was a practicing civil engineer who lived in Campbell, California and performed his engineering studies of Santa Clara Country water resources in the 1920s and 1930s. Water historians agree that Mr. Tibbetts’ contributions to the development of Santa Clara County place him among the true visionary engineering leaders of his time. His ingenious blueprint for water conservation dramatically influenced the development of the Valley and has provided opportunities for generations of people and industries that have made Santa Clara Valley their home.

In 1976, the American Society of Civil Engineers recognized as a historic landmark the system of dams and reservoirs constructed in Santa Clara County under Mr. Tibbetts’ guidance. The project was cited as “the first and only instance of a major water supply being developed in a single groundwater basin involving the control of numerous independent tributaries to effectuate almost optimal conservation of practically all the resources of water flowing into the basin.” Mr. Tibbetts’ contributions are recorded in the book “Water in the Santa Clara Valle

Dr. John G. Linvill (1992)

Dr. John G. Linvill is the Canon U.S.A. Professor of Engineering, Emeritus, at Stanford University. He has been a pioneer in establishing research and teaching in transistors and solid state devices at Stanford, and in attracting to Stanford many outstanding faculty members who had a significant impact on the development of Silicon Valley. He is a noted author in the fields of semiconductors, integrated circuits, and electroacoustics and holds eleven U.S. Patents.

Dr. Linvill led the development of the reading aid for the blind known as the Optacon, or Optical-to-Tactile Converter, an instrument that allows vision-impaired persons to read ordinary printed material. He helped transition the device to industry through participation in the founding of Telesensory Systems, Inc. (now TeleSensory Corporation). He has served on the boards of several local corporations and has been an active leader of technical committees for the National Research Council, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Dr. Linvill is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi. He is the recipient of the 1976 IEEE Education Medal, the 1979 John G. McAulay Award from the American Association of Workers for the Blind, and the 1983 AEA Medal of Achievement. Dr. Linvill received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from William Jewell College, and the Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ms. Mary G. Ross (1992)

Mary G. Ross is a retired Senior Advanced Systems Staff Engineer from Lockheed Missiles and Space Company. She is a pioneer in the research, development and application of the theories and concepts of ballistics, orbital mechanics and astrophysics, and is the first woman engineer in the history of Lockheed. She made contributions in the conceptual design of ballistic missile Systems the Agena Rocket, manned and unmanned earth-orbiting flights and interplanetary space travel missions.

Ms. Ross is a Registered Professional Engineer of California in Mechanical Engineering. She received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Northeastern State University at Tahlequah, Oklahoma and the Master of Arts degree in Mathematics from the University of Northern Colorado at Greeley.

Ms. Ross is a charter member of both the Los Angeles and Santa Clara Valley Sections of the Society of Women Engineers and has served as National Treasurer and on several national committees. She has participated in many career guidance and mentoring activities to encourage girls and American Indians to develop careers in science and mathematics.

Ms. Ross is a Life Member of both the Society of Women Engineers and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. She has received the 1961 Woman of Distinction Award from the San Francisco Examiner, the 1961 Woman of Achievement Award from the California State Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, the 1985 Contributions to Engineering and Scientific Community Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (Region VII), the 1985 Achievement Awards from both the American Indian Science and Engineering Society and the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, and the 1990 Jessie Bernard Wise Women Award from the Center for Women Policy Studies.

Mr. Reynold B. Johnson (1992)

Reynold B. Johnson is currently President of Education Engineering Associates. He is a pioneer in the development of magnetic disk technology and computerized educational systems. He led the development and production of the first random access magnetic disk storage unit and the multiple head actuator.

He is the founding manager of the IBM Research Laboratory and the IBM Advanced Systems Development Division, San Jose and Los Gatos California Laboratories. His effort helped establish San Jose and the Silicon Valley region as the center of the disk drive industry of the world. He holds more than 90 patents in the areas of educational technologies, code translations, communications technology, and magnetic storage systems.

Mr. Johnson is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and is an IBM Fellow. He has received the 1970 ASME Machine Design Award, the 1986 National Medal of Technology Award, the 1988 IEEE Computer Pioneer Award, and the 1989 Magnetics Society Award for Information Storage. Mr. Johnson received the Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Dr. David Packard (1991)

David Packard is co-founder, past President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hewlett-Packard Company. His pioneering work in the design and development of electronics instrumentation, beginning with the audio oscillator, led to the formation of the multi-national corporation which hears his name. This achievement symbolizes the engineering excellence and entrepreneurism of the Silicon Valley.

Dr. Packard has served as the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense, as Chairman of the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Defense Management, and as a member of the White House Science Council. He is co-founder and past chairman of the American Electronics Association and has served on the boards of several major corporations. Dr. Packard has also served in positions of leadership with Stanford University, the Stanford Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition, the Committee for Economic Development, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the Herbert Hoover Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, and The Nature Conservancy. He is Chairman of the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.

Dr. Packard is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, an honorary lifetime member of the Instrument Society of America, and a Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering degrees from Stanford University, and honorary doctorates from several distinguished universities.

Dr. William R. Hewlett (1991)

William R. Hewlett is co-founder, former Chief Executive Officer, and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hewlett-Packard Company. His pioneering work in the design and development of electronics instrumentation, beginning with the audio oscillator, led to the formation of the multi-national corporation which bears his name. This achievement symbolizes the engineering excellence and entrepreneurism of the Silicon Valley.

Dr. Hewlett is a past Director and President of the Institute of Radio Engineers, now known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He assisted in the development of the Western Electronics Manufacturers Association, now the American Electronics Association, and is an honorary trustee of the California Academy of Sciences. Dr. Hewlett’s long service to the community includes positions of leadership with Stanford Medical Center, the Kaiser Foundation Hospital, and the Drug Abuse Council in Washington D.C.. He is a Director of the Monterey flay Aquarium Research Institute and is Chairman of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Dr. Hewlett is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, the Master of Electrical Engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and honorary doctorates from several distinguished universities.

Ms. Esther Williams (1991)

Esther Williams was a Reliability Engineering Specialist with Lockheed Missiles and Space Company for over thirty years, and is an internationally recognized expert in aerospace materials and failure analysis. Her visionary work spans more than three decades, beginning with her direction of the Failure Analysis Team for the Lockheed Skunk Works. She was the first person to recommend the use of titanium in aircraft and the first to apply material analysis to microelectronic devices. Her research has defined and extended the use of beryllium, molybdenum, titanium, and various other materials in both aircraft and spacecraft systems.

Ms. Williams is a founder of both the Los Angeles and Santa Clara Valley Sections of the Society of Women Engineers, serving as President, Regional Director, and National Convention Chair. Her community work with the Girl Scouts gained her the 1990 Juliette Gordon Low Award from the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County. She has also furthered the future of her profession by her efforts in establishing the Santa Clara Valley Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program.

Ms. Williams is the recipient of the 1972 and 1983 Society of Manufacturing Engineers Professional Achievement Awards and the 1987 Washington State University Achievement Award. She is a 1981 Fellow of the Society of Women Engineers. Ms. Williams attended Washington State University and received the Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Metallurgy from University of California at Berkeley.

Dr. Dale L. Compton (1991)

Dr. Dale L. Compton has been a pioneer in planetary atmosphere entry, in hypersonic aerodynamics and physics of high-temperature gases, and in earth science. Applications of his research have contributed to the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and Jupiter atmospheric probe programs. His management of what is believed to be the most capable aeronautics research institution in existence has produced important progress in United States aeronautics and space capabilities.

Dr. Compton has served as Director of the NASA Ames Research Center, governor of the National Space Club, and is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and both the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi engineering societies. He is a Distinguished Senior Executive within the NASA Senior Executive Service, and was a 1974-1975 Sloan Fellow at the Massachusetts’ Institute of Technology. He has guided the formulation of a new university program in Space Technology, aimed at rebuilding the Nation’s technology base for new space missions and increasing the pool of engineers and scientists.

Dr. Compton is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He has received the NASA Medal for Outstanding Leadership and was named the 1983-1984 Outstanding Engineer in the Field of Astronautics by the San Francisco Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Compton received the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Aeronautics, all from Stanford University.

Dr. Frederick E. Terman (1990)

Dr. Frederick E. Terman was Dean of Engineering, Vice-President, Provost, and Vice-President Emeritus of Stanford University. He pioneered the strategies for fostering government sponsorship of university research, increasing the prestige of Stanford University, and providing university support of industry that helped spawn the “Silicon Valley.”

He was the author of “Radio Engineering” and “The Radio Engineer’s Handbook,” Director of the Harvard Radio Research Laboratory (which invented the radar jammer), a director of the Hewlett-Packard Company and Varian Associates, and President of the Institute of Radio Engineers (now known as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Incorporated).

He was a founding member of the National Academy of Engineering and a member of the National Academy of Science. He served on the boards of many large Bay Area corporations and was a consultant to several presidential advisory committees and state boards of education.

Dr. Terman was the recipient of the 1976 National Medal of Science. He was awarded the Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and the Engineer’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and the Doctor of Engineering Degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Mr. A. Louis London (1990)

A. Louis London is Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. He is considered a pioneer in heat exchanger research, the benefits of which have been reflected in advancements in aircraft engines and miniaturization of electronic equipment. He has authored numerous monographs on compact heat exchangers and convection heat transfer that have become standard references of mechanical engineering. He is a past director of the office of Naval Research heat transfer and thermodynamics program.

Mr. London is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of California, an honorary member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the American Society of Engineering Education, the American Association of University Professors, the American Society of Naval Engineers, and the National Academy of Engineering.

He has received several ASME awards for gas turbine and heat transfer design, the 1930 James Harry Potter Gold Medal for innovative education in applied thermodynamics, and the 1984 Max Jacob Memorial Award. He holds the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

Mr. Leo W. Ruth (1990)

Leo W. Ruth is founder, past president, and advisory director of Ruth and Going, Inc. He is the designer of Santa Teresa General Hospital and The Villages Adult Residential Complex, both in San Jose.

Mr. Ruth is a Registered Civil Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, and Licensed Architect in the State of California and a Registered Professional Engineer in five other states. He received the 1972 National Professional Recognition Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the 1977 Engineer of the Year award from the California Society of Professional Engineers, the 1984 Meritorious Service Award from the American Public Works Association, and the 1985 President’s Award from the California Council of Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors.

Active in his community, he has served in many positions in engineering education and accreditation and as a member of the legislative committee of the San Jose Chamber of Commerce. He has also served in the community as President of the Alumni Association of Santa Clara University, member of the City of San Jose Advisory Board of Health, member of the San Jose Redevelopment Agency, Secretary-Treasurer of the Serra Medical Hospital Board of Trustees, member of the Advisory Board to the Marinas Province of the Pacific, and trustee to the San lose Rotary Foundation.

Mr. Ruth is the recipient of the 1978 San Jose City Council Distinguished Citizen of the Year Award, the 1978 Community Service Award from the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation League, the 1973 Spirit of Life Award from the City of Hope, and the 1970 Brotherhood Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews. He holds the Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from Santa Clara University.