Engineering Advisory Board

The Berkeley Engineering Advisory Board is composed of successful alumni, tech pioneers, industry leaders and creative visionaries. The board advances our academic and research excellence by:

  • strengthening relationships with our partners in academia, industry and government;
  • shaping new research agendas;
  • envisioning new educational initiatives;
  • developing fellowships, endowed chairs and other forms of student and faculty support; and
  • creating sustainable funding models, among other efforts.

Engineering Advisory Board 2017-18

Paul E. JacobsPaul E. Jacobs, Chairman, B.S.’84, M.S.’86, Ph.D.’89 EECS
Inventor / Investor

Dean Tsu-Jae King LiuTsu-Jae King Liu
Dean and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics
College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Michael AbelsonMichael F. Ableson,  M.S.’83 ME
Vice President, Global Strategy
General Motors, LLC

Dado BanataoDado Banatao
Managing Partner
Tallwood Venture Capital


Purnendu ChatterjeePurnendu Chatterjee, M.S.’72, Ph.D.’74 IEOR
Founder and Chairman
The Chatterjee Group


Wenchi ChenWenchi Chen
President and CEO
VIA Technologies, Inc.

T.Y. ChiuT.Y. Chiu,  Ph.D.’83 EECS
Vice Chairman and Non-Executive Director, SMIC Board of Directors

Lisa DavisLisa Davis, B.S.’85 ChemEng
Member of the Managing Board
Siemens AG

Dipanjan DebDipanjan Deb, B.S.’91 EECS
Co-founder and CEO
Francisco Partners

Stephanie DiMarcoStephanie DiMarco, B.S.’79 Business Administration
Founder and Strategic Advisor
Advent Software, Inc.

William S. Floyd, Jr.William S. Floyd, Jr., B.S.’56 IEOR
Vice President and Director (retired)
Sierra Chemical Company

Coleman FungColeman Fung, B.S.’87 IEOR
Founder and Chairman of the Board
OpenLink Financial LLC

Charles GiancarloCharles Giancarlo, M.S.’80 EECS
Senior Executive and Chairman

Paul R. GrayPaul R. Gray
Professor Emeritus, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus
UC Berkeley

Diane B. GreeneDiane B. Greene, M.S.’88 EECS
CEO, Google Cloud, Google, Inc.
Co-founder, VMware, Inc.
Board member, Alphabet
Board member, SAP

Michael GrimesMichael Grimes, B.S.’87 EECS
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

Kirk HachigianKirk Hachigian, B.S.’82 Manufacturing Engineering
President and CEO

Deirdre HanfordDeirdre Hanford, M.S.’85 EECS
Executive Vice President and co-General Manager, Design Group
Synopsys, Inc.

Jill HrubyJill M. Hruby,  B.S..’82 ME
Director (former)
Sandia National Laboratories

E. Floyd KvammeE. Floyd Kvamme, B.S.’59 EE
Partner Emeritus
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

James K. LauJames Lau, B.A.’81 CS & Applied Math
Network Appliance, Inc.

Ann Lee-KarlonAnn Lee-Karlon, B.S.’89 BioE
SVP, Portfolio Management & Operations
Genentech, Inc

Mark LiuMark Liu, M.S.’81 Ph.D.’83 EECS
President & Co-Chief Executive Officer

Bertram H. LubinBertram H. Lubin
Associate Dean, Children's Health
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Sanjay MehrotraSanjay Mehrotra, B.S.’78, M.S.’80 EECS

Edward PenhoetEdward Penhoet
Director, Alta Partners
Co-founder, Chiron

Kim K. PoleseKim K. Polese, B.S.’84 Biophysics
Board Chair

In Sik RheeIn Sik Rhee, B.S.’93 EECS
General Partner
Vertex Ventures

William RuhWilliam Ruh
SVP and Chief Digital Officer, GE 
CEO, GE Digital

Arun SarinArun Sarin, M.S.’78 MSE, M.B.A.’78
Former CEO, Vodafone Group

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt, M.S.’79, Ph.D.’82 EECS
Executive Chairman
Alphabet, Inc.

Harry ShumHarry Shum
Executive Vice President, Technology and Research
Microsoft Corporation

Thomas SiebelThomas Siebel
Founder, Chairman and CEO
C3 IoT

Darlene SolomonDarlene J.S. Solomon
Senior VP  and CTO, Life Sciences and Diagnostics Labs
Agilent Technologies

Roger StrauchRoger Strauch
Chairman and Co-founder
The Roda Group

Sehat SutardjaSehat Sutardja, M.S.’85, Ph.D.’88 EECS
Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

Kirsi K. TikkaKirsi K. Tikka, M.S.’84, Ph.D.’89 Naval Architecture
President and COO
ABS Europe Division

Robert TjianRobert Tjian, B.S.’71 Biochemistry
Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Steve WozniakSteve Wozniak, B.S.’86 EECS
Apple Computer