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Marconi Prize

Henry Samueli

2012. Dr. Henry Samueli has been awarded the Marconi Prize a premiere recognition for his significant achievements and contributions for the benefit of mankind in the field of communication science.  Dr. Samueli is the Co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and the Chairman of the Board in Broadcom Corporation.  He also seats in the Board of Broadcom Foundation which is a major supporter of the School of Engineering and Applied Science in University of California in Los Angeles and Irvine, which both bears his name.  Dr. Samueli received his three degrees in Electrical Engineering in UCLA, he co-Chairs the HSSEAS Dean’s Advisory Committee and a recipient of UCLA Medal and membership to the National Academy of Engineering.

 


National Medal of Science

patel.JPG1996. Professor Kumar Patel: For his fundamental contributions to quantum electronics and invention of the carbon dioxide laser, which have had significant impact on industrial, scientific, medical, and defense applications. The medal was awarded by President Bill Clinton in a White House ceremony on July 26, 1996.

A professor of physics and astronomy as well as electrical engineering, Patel served as UCLA's vice chancellor for research through 1999. His research interests focus on experimental condensed matter, but he is still involved in the development of new laser systems.

 


IEEE Medal of Honor

1989. Professor Kumar Patel: For his fundamental contributions to quantum electronics, including the carbon dioxide laser and the spin-flip Raman laser. The IEEE Medal of Honor is the Institute's highest award. The Medal of Honor is the highest IEEE given only to those who had attained preeminence in the field through outstanding technical contributions.


UCLA Medal

Henry Samueli2010. Professor Henry Samueli has been awarded the prestigious 2010 UCLA Medal. The Medal is awarded to individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to their profession, to higher education, to society and to the university. Previous medal recipients include former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter; United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; planetary physicist Carl Sagan; and others. Dr. Samueli received all his three degrees, B.S., M.S., and Ph.D., in Electrical Engineering at UCLA where he also serves as a faculty member in EE and co-chairs the HSSEAS Dean's Advisory Council. His other recognitions include election to the National Academy of Engineering in 2003. He is also a co-founder of Broadcom, which is one of the World's leading semiconductor companies in the area of communications circuits.


National Academy of Inventors

The National Academy of Inventors was established in year 2010 to encourage and honor inventors from the academe and the non-profit research institutes with patents issued from the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office, encourage disclosure of the intellectual property, educate and forward the application of the innovations to benefit mankind.

2013. Professor Tatsuo Itoh, Fellow
2012. Professor C. Kumar Patel, National Inventors Hall of Fame


Members of National Academy of Sciences

Election to membership in the Academy is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer.

2005. Professor Stan Osher
2003. Professor Eli Yablonovitch
1974. Professor Kumar Patel


Members of the National Academy of Engineering

Election to membership in the Academy is the highest professional honor accorded to an American engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice or education. Established in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering shares responsibility with the National Academy of Sciences to advise the federal government on questions of policy in science and technology.

2014. Professor Chandrashekhar Joshi

2014. Professor Alan Willson
2011. Professor Asad Madni 
2009. Professor Deborah Estrin 
2008. Professor Frank Chang
2008. Professor Rahmat Rahmat-Samii
2007. Professor Asad Abidi
2007. Adjunct Professor Nick Alexopoulos
2005. Professor Jason Speyer
2003. Professor Eli Yablonovitch
2003. Professor Henry Samueli
2003. Professor Tatsuo Itoh
2001. Professor Dwight Streit
1999. Professor Kou-Nan Liou
1988. Professor Emeritus Robert Elliott
1978. Professor Kumar Patel


Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

PECASE was established by President Bill Clinton in 1996 wherein awardees, young scientists and engineers, are selected for their pursuit of innovative research at the frontiers of science and technology and their commitment to community service as demonstrated through scientific leadership, public education or community outreach.

2013. Professor Mona Jarrahi
2011. Professor Aydogan Ozcan


Society Fellows

2014. Professor Aydogan Ozcan, Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
2014. Professor John Villasenor, Member, Council on Foreign Relations.
2013. Professor Bahram Jalali, Fellow, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
2013. Professor Kumar Patel, Fellow, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.
2013. Professor Diana Huffaker, Fellow, The Optical Society.
2013. Professor Aydogan Ozcan, Fellow, The Optical Society.
2013. Professor Suhas Diggavi, Fellow, IEEE.
2013.
Associate Professor Aydogan Ozcan, Fellow, SPIE.
2013.
Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Fellow, Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society.
2012
. Professor Ali H. Sayed, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.
2012
. Asad Madni, Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
2012
. Panagiotis Christophides, Fellow, American Association for Advancement of Science.
2012
. Frank Chang, Fellow, Academia Sinica
2011
.Professor John Villasenor, Fellow, The Brookings Institution.
2011
. Professor Bahram Jalali, Fellow, American Physical Society.
2011
. Professor Panagiotis Christophides, Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control.
2011. Professor Abeer Alwan, Fellow, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).
2009. Associate Professor Mihaela van der Schaar, Fellow, IEEE.
2008
. Professor Danijela Cabric, Fellow, Samueli.
2008
. Professor Panagiotis Christofides, Fellow, IEEE.
2008
. Professor Abeer Alwan, Fellow, IEEE.
2008
. Professor Diana Huffaker, Fellow, IEEE.
2008
. Professor Jia-Ming Liu, Fellow, IEEE.
2008
. Professor Mani Srivastava, Fellow, IEEE.
2007
. Professor Deborah Estrin, Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
2007
. Professor Warren Mori, Fellow, IEEE.
2005
. Professor Greg Pottie, Fellow, IEEE.
2005
. Professor Jason Woo, Fellow, IEEE.
2004
. Professor Deborah Estrin, Fellow, IEEE.
2004
. Professor Bahram Jalali, Fellow, Optical Society of America.
2003
. Professor Behzad Razavi, Fellow, IEEE.
2003
. Professor Bahram Jalali, Fellow, IEEE.
2003
. Professor Abeer Alwan, Fellow, Acoustical Society of America.
2003
. Professor Jia-Ming Liu, Fellow, American Physical Society.
2001
. Professor Deborah Estrin, Fellow, AAAS.
2001
. Professor Ali Sayed, Fellow, IEEE.
2000
. Professor Henry Samueli, Fellow, IEEE.
2000
. Professor Deborah Estrin, Fellow, ACM.
1999
. Professor RajeevJain, Fellow, IEEE.
1998
. Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi, Fellow, Institute of Physics (U.K.)
1996
. Professor Asad Abidi, Fellow, IEEE.
1996
. Professor A. V. Balakrishnan, Life Fellow, IEEE.
1996
. Professor M. C. Frank Chang, Fellow, IEEE.
1996
. Professor Warren Grundfest, Fellow, SPIE.
1996
. Professor Warren Grundfest, Fellow, American Inst. Medical & Biological Engineers.
1995
. Professor Warren Mori, Fellow, American Physical Society.
1994
. Professor Kung Yao, Fellow, IEEE.
1994
. Professor William Kaiser, Fellow, American Vacuum Society.
1993
. Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi, Fellow, IEEE.
1992
. Professor Kang Wang, Fellow, IEEE.
1990
. Professor Harold Fetterman, Fellow, IEEE.
1990
. Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi, Fellow, American Physical Society.
1990
. Professor Jia-Ming Liu, Fellow, Optical Society of America.
1987
. Professor Izhak Rubin, Fellow, IEEE.
1986
. Professor Alan Laub, Fellow, IEEE.
1985
. Professor Jason Speyer, Fellow, IEEE.
1985
. Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii, Fellow, IEEE.
1985
. Professor JasonSpeyer, Fellow, AIAA.
1982
. Professor Tatsuo Itoh, Fellow, IEEE.
1980
. Professor Harold Fetterman, Fellow, Optical Society of America.
1978
. Professor Alan N. Willson, Fellow, IEEE.
1975
. Professor Kumar Patel, Fellow, IEEE.


Society Awards

2014. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (Professor Diana Huffaker)

Professor Diana Huffaker has been selected by IEEE as a Distinguished Lecturer for year 2015 in the area of photonic devices.

2014. HKN Distinguished Service Award (Professor Alan Willson)

Professor Willson was the founding faculty advisor for the Iota Gamma Chapter and member of Eta Kappa Nu for 55 years.

2014. URSI Booker Fellowship (Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi)

Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi has been selected to receive the Booker Fellowship for 2014 from United States National Committee of the International Union of Radio Science for her achievements in the area of Terahertz Optoelectronics and Microwave Photonics.

2014. ASEE PSW Outstanding Teaching Award (Professor Behzad Razavi)
Awarded by the American Society for Engineering Education, the citation reads, for his superlative teaching and his seminal textbooks.

2014. Early Career Award in Nanotechnology (Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi).
Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi has been selected to receive the 2014 Early Career Award in Nanotechnology from IEEE Nanotechnology Council. The citation reads, “for her contributions to the development of nano-plasmonic and nano-photonic devices and quantum well structures for advancement of terahertz technology.”

2014. Athanasios Papoulis Award (Professor Ali Sayed).
Professor Ali H. Sayed has been awarded the 2014 Athanasios Papoulis Award by the European Association for Signal Processing for ``fundamental contributions to the advancement of research and education in the areas of adaptive and statistical signal processing.''

2014. John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award (Professor M.-C. Frank Chang).
Distinguished Professor Frank Chang has been selected to receive the John J. Guarrera Engineering Educator of the Year Award for 2014 from the Engineers’ Council “for transformative contributions in undergraduate engineering education to prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century, and for pioneering research in high-speed, high frequency semiconductor devices, materials and integrated circuits.”

2014. Distinguished Engineering Educator Award (Professor Chandrashekhar Joshi).
Distinguished Professor Chan Joshi has been selected for the Distinguished Engineering Educator Award by the Engineers’ Council for year 2014 “for his mentorship of a generation of undergraduates and outstanding graduate students at UCLA and postdoctoral researchers and other professionals in the U.S. and the world.”

2014. IEEE MTT-S Outstanding Young Engineering Award (Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi).
2014. Rank Prize (Professor Eli Yablonovitch)
2014. NSF Career Award (Assistant Professor Robert Candler)
Assistant Professor Rob Candler received an NSF Career Award for his research entitled, “Microscale Magnetic Devices for Next Generation Coherent X-Ray Sources”.
2013. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (Associate Professor Mona Jarrahi)
2013. IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award (Professor Ali Sayed)
2013. IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal (Adjunct Professor Dariush Divsalar)
2013. DAC 25 by Electronic Design Automation Consortium (Professor Lei He)
2013. American Geophysical Union Roger Revelle Medal (Professor Kou-Nan Liou)

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2013. Distinguished Professor Alan Willson is selected for 2013 Vitold Belevitch Award.

Charles P. Reames Professor Alan Willson has been selected to receive the 2013 Vitold Belevitch Award from the IEEE Circuit and Systems (CAS) Society.  This award “honors the individual with fundamental contributions in the field of circuits and systems.”

Bahram Jalali

2013. Distinguished Engineering Achievement Award from the Engineering Council, Professor Bahram Jalali, “For seminal contributions in establishing the field of silicon photonics and for time stretch techniques resulting in a new generation of real time high throughput instruments.”


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2013. SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award, Associate Professor Aydogan Ozcan.




2013. EMPMD John Bardeen Award (Professor King-Ning Tu).Tu NingKing

The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society has selected Professor King-Ning Tu for the 2013 EMPMD John Bardeen Award.  This award is presented to an individual who has made outstanding contributions and is a leader in the field of electronic materials.  A formal presentation shall be held at the EMPMD Council Meetingin San Antonio, Texas during the 142th TMS Annual Meeting, March 2-7, 2013.

2012. IEEE Signal Society Technical Achievement Award (Professor Ali H. Sayed).Ali H Sayed.bmp

Professor Ali H. Sayed has been awarded the 2012 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his “fundamental contributions to adaptive and statistical signal processing.''   The Technical Achievement Award honors a person who, over a period of years, has made outstanding technical contributions to theory and/or practice in technical areas within the scope of the Society, as demonstrated by publications, patents, or recognized impact on the field. The prize will be presented at the Society’s Awards Ceremonies to be held in Vancouver, Canada, May 2013.

2012. IEEE Photonics Society's Aron Kressel Award (Professor Bahram Jalali).Bahram Jalali

The IEEE Photonics Society awarded its 2012 Aron Kressel Award to Professor Bahram Jalali with a citation that reads: “For contributions to the science and technology of silicon photonics”.  The award was presented at the 2013 IEEE Photonics Conference in Silicon Valley.

2012. SPIE Biophotonics Technology Inoovator Award (Professor Aydogan Ozcan).AydoganOzcan

Associate Professor Aydogan Ozcan is selected for the first SPIE Biophotonics Technology Innovator Award for his seminal contributions to computational imaging, sensing and bio-photonics technologies impacting telemedicine and global health challenges.   The award will be presented at the BiOS Hot Topics session at SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco on February 2, 2013.

2012. NASA Group Achievement Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii).Yahya Rahmat-Samii.tif

Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii was awarded the NASA Group Achievement Award, “For exceptional contributions to the Juno Step 1 and Step 2 exemplary winning proposal efforts leading to the start of mission developments”. This award was endorsed by Mr. Charles Bolden, NASA Administrator. Professor Rahmat-Samii provided the original design of the 5 x 5 radiometer array antenna which was then completed at JPL. The instrument will measure the thermal radiation emanating from deep within Jupiter’s atmosphere.

2012. IEEE Information Theory Society Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award  (Professor Ezio Biglieri).biglieri.jpg

IEEE Information Theory Society honors Adjunct Professor Ezio Biglieri with the 2012 Aaron D. Wyner Distinguished Service Award.  The Information Theory Society has singled out Professor Biglieri for his outstanding leadership and proven long-standing exceptional service to the Information Theory community.

 

2012. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society's Pioneer Award  (Professor Asad M. Madni).asad_madni

Distinguished Professor Asad M. Madni is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society’s Pioneer Award "for seminal and pioneering contributions to the development and commercialization of aerospace and electronic systems”.

 

2012. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Guidance, Navigation and Control Award  (Professor Jason Speyer).Jason Spewer 3

The award is “For his significant contributions to deterministic and stochastic optimal control theory and their application to important aerospace engineering problems.”

 

2012. Quadrennial Gold Medal Award  (Professor Kou-Nan Liou).liou

Professor Kou-Nan Liou is a recipient of the International Radiation Commission’s Quadrennial Gold Medal Award “for contributions of lasting significance to the field of radiation research”.  He is to receive the award in Berlin, Germany on August 8, 2012.

2012. IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid State Circuits  (Professor Behzad Razavi).Behzad Razavi 1.jpg

IEEE has bestowed upon Prof. Behzad Razavi its most prestigious honor, the 2012 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits for his pioneering contributions to the design of high speed CMOS communication circuits.  Prof. Razavi's research has played an instrumental role in the development of today's wireline and wireless CMOS circuits, for example, those used in optical communication systems.

2011. IEEE/MTT-S Microwave Career Award  (Professor Tatsuo Itoh).Tatsuo Itoh.jpg

June 8, 2011 during IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium held in Baltimore, Professor Tatsuo Itoh received Microwave Career Award.  This is the highest award of the Society recognizing an individual for a career of meritorious achievement and outstanding technical contribution in the field of microwave theory and techniques.  His citation reads "For a Career of Leadership, Meritorious Achievement, Creativity and Outstanding Technical Contributions in the Field of Microwave Theory and Techniques.”

2011. SPIE Early Career Achievement Award (Professor Aydogan Ozcan).AydoganOzcan

Professor Aydogan Ozcan has been selected to receive the 2011 SPIE Early Career Achievement Award, in recognition of his pioneering contributions to non-destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, nearfield and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems. SPIE is an international society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light.

2011. IEEE Technical Field Awards in Electromagnetics (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii).Yahya Rahmat-Samii.tif

Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii was honored with The 2011 IEEE Electromagnetics Award and Medal at the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium Banquet in Spokane, Washington, on July 6, 2011.  His citation reads "fundamental contributions to reflector antennas, near-field measurements and diagnostics, antenna and human interactions, and optimization algorithms in electromagnetics."

 

 

Asad Abidi2009. Associate Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (Professor Asad Abidi).

Professor Asad Abidi has been elected Associate Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences. **TWAS **, the academy of sciences for the developing world, is an autonomous international organization, founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy. It was officially launched by the secretary-general of the United Nations in 1985. TWAS represents the best of science in developing countries. Its main mission is to promote scientific excellence and capacity in the South for science-based sustainable development. TWAS Fellows, who live and work in developing countries, represent 85 percent of the membership; TWAS Associate Fellows live and work in developed countries. The current membership stands at 950.

Tatsuo Itoh2009. EuMA Outstanding Career Award (Professor Tatsuo Itoh).

On the occasion of 39th European Microwave Week in Rome, Italy, on September 29, 2009, European Microwave Association presented EuMA Outstanding Career Award to Professor T. Itoh. The award is given each year to recognize an individual whose career has exemplified outstanding achievements in the field of microwaves.

 

2009. IEEE LEOS Young Investigator Award (Professor Aydogan Ozcan).AydoganOzcan

Assistant Professor Aydogan Ozcan has been selected to receive the 2009 IEEE LEOS Young Investigator Award from the IEEE Society for Photonics. Professor Ozcan is being recognized for his pioneering contributions to non-destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.

2009. IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award (Professor AlanWillson).

Electrical Engineering Distinguished Professor Alan Willson has been selected to receive the 2010 IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award from IEEE for his ``exemplary teaching and curriculum development and for inspirational guidance of PhD. student research in the area of circuits and systems.''

2009. Donald P. Eckman Award (Professor Paulo Tabuada).

From the American Automatic Control Council recognizing outstanding achievements by a young researcher under the age of 35 in the field of control theory. It is considered one of the most prestigious awards in the field.

 

2009. IEEE LEOS Young Investigator Award (Professor Aydogan Ozcan)

Assistant Professor Aydogan Ozcan has been selected to receive the 2009 IEEE LEOS Young Investigator Award from the IEEE Society for Photonics. Professor Ozcan is being recognized for his pioneering contributions to non-destructive nonlinear material characterization techniques, near-field and on-chip imaging and diagnostic systems.

 

2008. IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award (Professor Asad Abidi)

Professor Asad Abidi has been selected by the IEEE Board of Directors to receive the prestigious 2008 IEEE Donald O. Pederson Award in Solid-State Circuits for his "pioneering and sustained contributions in the development of RF-CMOS." This award was established by the IEEE Board of Directors in 1987 to honor an individual, or team of up to three, for outstanding contributions to solid-state circuits, as exemplified by benefit to society, enhancement to technology, and professional leadership. This is an IEEE-wide award and the highest in the field.

2007. R.W. Wood Prize from the Optical Society of America (Professor Bahram Jalali)
For "the Invention and Demonstration of Raman Lasing in Silicon."

2007. John Adams Lecture at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi)

2007. Chen-To Tai Distinguished Educator Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
From the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society for his "significant contributions to electromagnetics education and for inspiring new methodologies for the design, analysis and measurement of complex antenna systems."

2007. Radcliffe Institute Fellowship (Professor Abeer Alwan)

2006. IEEE David Sarnoff Award (Professor M. C. Frank Chang)
For his "development of HBT power amplifiers leading to their commercialization in wireless communications." The Sarnoff and IEEE-wide award that is bestowed annually by IEEE in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of electronics.

2006. IEEE/LEOS William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award (Professor Harold Fetterman)
The Streifer award is the highest award by the IEEE Lasers and Electro-optics Society. It is awarded annually by the society to recognize the most meritorious scientific work in the field. Professor Fetterman receives the award in recognition for his seminal work on polymer nonlinear devices and materials. He shares the award with his collaborators W. Steier (USC) and L. Dalton (Univ. Washington).

2006. Maxwell Prize from the American Physical Society (Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi)
The prize is the highest award given by the APS for plasma physics research. The prize recognizes Professor Joshi's outstanding and pioneering contributions in the area plasma-based accelerators and laser-plasma interactions.

2006. Guggenheim Fellowship (Professor Jia-Ming Liu)

The Fellowship, awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, is conferred for "unusually distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment." Fellowship winners are selected by a committee of scholars from universities and institutes across the U.S. and Canada.

2005. Terman Award (Professor Ali H. Sayed)
From the American Society of Engineering Education. The award is bestowed annually upon an outstanding young electrical engineering educator in recognition of the educator's contributions to the profession.

2005. IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, IEEE Signal Processing Society (Professor Ali H. Sayed)

2005. International Union of Radio Science Booker Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
URSI is the largest international scientific body on all aspects of radio science, from fundamentals of wave propagation to radio astronomy and communications. Rahmat-Samii was selected for his contributions to reflector antenna design and practice, near-field measurements and diagnostic techniques, handheld antennas and human interactions, genetic algorithms in electromagnetics, and the spectral theory of diffraction.

2004. Donald P. Eckman Award (Professor Panagiotis D. Christofides).
From the American Automatic Control Council for pioneering contributions to analysis and control of nonlinear distributed parameter systems accompanied by creative applications to advanced materials processing, particulate processes and fluid dynamic systems.

2003. Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences (Professor Ali H. Sayed)

The Kuwait Prize is awarded annually to outstanding researchers and scientists whose work has significance at the international level. The prize is the highest honor accorded by the Emir of Kuwait for intellectual achievement. Professor Sayed received the 2003 Kuwait Prize in Basic Sciences for his extensive research contributions in the area of adaptive systems.  

2003. Mac Van Valkenburg Award (Professor Alan Willson)
From the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for his "major contributions to theory, design methods, and hardware implementation of nonlinear circuits and digital signal processing algorithms, to graduate education, and for leadership in the CAS Society." The Mac Van Valkenburg Award is the top award of the CAS Society. Its purpose is to recognize and honor a person with outstanding technical contributions in a field within the scope of the CAS Society, and with outstanding leadership in the field. Professor Willson received the 2003 award

2001. Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award (Professor A. V. Balakrishnan)
The Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award is given for distinguished career contributions to the theory or application of automatic control. It is the highest recognition of professional achievement for US control systems engineers and scientists.

2001. 2001-2002 Distinguished Lecturer in Plasma Physics by the American Physical Society (Professor Chandrasekhar Joshi).

2001. Elected Foreign Member (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
The Royal Flemish Academy of Science and the Arts

2001 Julius Springer Prize in Applied Physics (Professor Eli Yablonovitch)
The prize was awarded to Prof. Yablonovitch "for the impact of photonic crystals on basic research, as well as on a great variety of applications". This prize, awarded annually, has been established by Springer-Verlag Publishing. The recipient is a scientist who has made an outstanding and innovative contribution to the field of applied physics.

2000. Technical Achievement Award (Professor Alan Willson)
From the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for his seminal contributions to nonlinear circuit theory and his innovative research on the design of digital signal processing circuits over the past thirty-two years.

2000. IEEE Third Millennium Medal (Professor Asad Abidi)

2000. IEEE Third Millennium Medal (Professor Asad Itoh)

2000. IEEE Third Millennium Medal (Professor Alan Willson)

2000. IEEE Third Millennium Medal (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)

2000. AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)
From the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association.

2000. Distinguished Educator Award (Professor Tatsuo Itoh)
The IEEE MTT Society bestowed this award on Professor Itoh "for his outstanding achievements as an educator, mentor and role model of microwave engineers and engineering students". The basis for giving the award is that the recipient must be a distinguished educator who exemplifies the special human qualities of the late Fred J. Rosenbaum (in honor of whom the award was founded), who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to MTT-S through tireless service.


UCLA Awards

 

2013. Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award (Assistant Professor Lara Dolecek)

2013. Chancellor’s Professor (Professor Behzad Razavi)

2013. Chancellor’s Professor (Professor Aydogan Ozcan)

2013. UCLA Faculty Career Development Award (Assistant Professor Lara Dolecek)

2012. Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award (Professor Robert Candler)

2011. Chancellor’s Professor (Professor Asad Abidi)

2011. Chancellor’s Professor (Professor Mihaela van der Schaar)

2011. Northrop Grumman Teaching Award (Professor Chi On Chiu)

2011. UCLA Academic Senate’s Distinguished Teaching Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)

2011. Lockheed Martin Teaching Award (Professor Mani Srivastava)

2010. Lockheed Martin Teaching Award (Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii)

2007. UCLA Gold Shield Prize (Professor William Kaiser)

2007. UCLA Faculty Senate Teaching Award (Professor Behzad Razavi)

2006. HSSEAS Lockheed Martin Excellence in Teaching Award (Professor Behzad Razavi)

2005. UCLA Copenhaver Award (Professor William Kaiser)
Professor Kaiser received this prestigious university-wide recognition for his excellence and innovation in teaching (including use of innovative technology in education).

 

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