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 2019-20

Diane B. GreeneDiane B. Greene, Co-chair, M.S.’88 EECS
Former founding CEO, VMware
CEO, Google Cloud
Board member, SAP and Stripe

Paul E. JacobsPaul E. Jacobs, Co-chair, B.S.’84, M.S.’86, Ph.D.’89 EECS
Founder, chairman & CEO, XCOM

Dean Tsu-Jae King LiuTsu-Jae King Liu
Dean and Carlson Professor of Engineering
College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

Michael AbelsonMichael F. Ableson,  M.S.’83 ME
Vice president, Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
GM Global Technical Center
 

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

Lisa DavisLisa Davis, B.S.’85 ChemEng
Chair & CEO
Siemens AG

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

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

Coleman FungColeman Fung, B.S.’87 IEOR
Board chair, Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
CEO and co-founder, Blue Goji

Charles GiancarloCharles Giancarlo, M.S.’80 EECS
CEO, PureStorage

Paul R. GrayPaul R. Gray
Provost, dean and professor emeritus
UC Berkeley

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

Ashraf HabibullahAshraf Habibullah, M.S.’70 CEE
Founder, president & CEO
Computers & Structures, Inc.

Kirk HachigianKirk Hachigian, B.S.’82 Manufacturing Engineering
CEO (retired)
Cooper Industries and JELD-WEN

Deirdre HanfordDeirdre Ryan Hanford, M.S.’85 EECS
Chief security officer
Synopsys, Inc

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

James K. LauJames Lau, B.A.’81 CS & Applied Math
Co-founder
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-CEO
TSMC

Bertram H. LubinBertram H. Lubin
Associate dean (retired)
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Sanjay MehrotraSanjay Mehrotra, B.S.’78, M.S.’80 EECS
President & CEO
Micron Technology, Inc.

Kim K. PoleseKim K. Polese, B.S.’84 Biophysics
Chairman
CrowdSmart

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

Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt, M.S.’79, Ph.D.’82 EECS
Former CEO, Google, Inc.
Former board member, Alphabet

Harry ShumHarry Shum
EVP, AI and Research Group
Microsoft Corp.

Thomas SiebelThomas Siebel
Founder, chairman and CEO
C3 IoT

Darlene SolomonDarlene Solomon
CTO
Agilent Technologies

Roger StrauchRoger Strauch
Chairman and co-founder
Roda Group

Sehat SutardjaSehat Sutardja, M.S.’85, Ph.D.’88 EECS
Co-founder
Marvell Semiconductor

Kirsi K. TikkaKirsi K. Tikka, M.S.’84, Ph.D.’89 Naval Architecture
EVP, Global Marine
ABS Europe Division

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

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