Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture Series


Events and Programs

College of Engineering
312 McLaughlin Hall # 1704
Berkeley, CA 94720-1704

Once a year, the Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture Series presents an opportunity to hear from scientists and engineers who are tackling our world’s most pressing problems. The series is made possible by a generous gift from Professor Emeritus Ernest Kuh and his wife, Bettine. Professor Kuh was dean of the College of Engineering from 1973–1980, and he was instrumental in securing the college’s reputation as a leader in engineering education. It’s fitting that his legacy is inspiring successive generations of future engineers with this series of thought-provoking lectures.

Previous speakers:

Surbhi Sarna (B.A. ’07), Founder & CEO, nVision Medical
From Patient to Impatient Entrepreneur: The bumpy road to a multi-million dollar exit
March 5, 2020

John Georges (Ph.D. ’94 EECS), partner, QMC Telecom
Dave Cutrer (Ph.D. ’98 EECS), CEO, Kumu Networks
From Cory Hall to Silicon Valley: Building a Startup that Thrives
April 16, 2019

Xiang Zhang (Ph.D.’96 ME), professor of mechanical engineering and holder of the Ernest S. Kuh Endowed Chair in Engineering
Creating materials that do not exist in nature: Negative refraction, superlens and invisibility cloak
April 3, 2018

Zexiang Li (Ph.D.’89 EECS), Co-founder, DJI and professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
From Geometry to Startups – Reinventing Engineering Education
February 16, 2017

Gary S. May, Dean & Southern Company Chair, College of Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Broadening Participation in STEM: How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go
March 10, 2016

Wayne Dai, CEO, VeriSilicon Holdings, Co.
Building a China-based, Global High-Tech Company
February 19, 2015

Sehat Sutardja (Ph.D.’88 EECS), co-founder, chairman and CEO, Marvell Technology Group
The Future of Technology Innovation
March 18, 2014

William P. Sullivan, CEO, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Why the Century of Biology is Great for Engineering
March 14, 2013

Andrew S. Grove, former chairman and CEO, Intel Corporation
Of Microchips and Men: Tales from the Translational Medicine Front
April 5, 2012