Vice President, Electronic Technologies, Northrop Grumman Corporation
M..S. UCLA Electrical Engineering, 1983
Ph.D. UCLA Electrical Engineering, 1986
Member of National Academy of Engineering, 2001
Dr. Dwight Streit is Vice President, Electronic Technologies, for Northrop Grumman Space Technology in Redondo Beach, California, where he is responsible for the development of advanced technology for microelectronics, communication systems and satellite payloads.
Dr. Streit received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1983 and 1986. He received his B.S. degree with a dual major in electrical engineering and chemistry from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1980. He is a member of the Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi honor societies.
He is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the NASA Space Technology Hall of Fame, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
He currently serves on advisory boards for the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Army Research Laboratory and the National Research Council. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Northrop Grumman Distinguished Innovator Award, five TRW and two Northrop Grumman Distinguished Patent Awards, six TRW Chairman's Awards for Innovation and two TRW CEO Leadership Awards.
He has received several best-paper awards at major international conferences, and has over 300 technical publications with some 30 patents issued or pending. Dr. Streit also serves as Northrop Grumman's executive liaison to the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
"UCLA is one of the top engineering schools in the country, and we at Northrop Grumman are fortunate to have an excellent, long-standing relationship with the school", he says. "The number of UCLA engineering firsts is truly remarkable.
Our strong relationship with UCLA is highly valued, and I am very happy to be able to interact and work with the school on a regular basis. Not only do we hire a significant number of outstanding engineers and scientists from UCLA, we are also team members on a number of high-technology development contracts that have provided great benefit to UCLA, Northrop Grumman, and the nation as a whole.