Ernest S. Kuh Distinguished Lecture Series
Events and Programs
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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.
Robotics: Working together, creating smart machines, serving society
Monday, October 24, 2022 | 12:00 p.m.
Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Dawn Tilbury (M.S. ’92, Ph.D. ’94) is the chair of the Robotics Department and associate vice president for research in convergence sciences at the University of Michigan.
A recording of this lecture will be posted on the Berkeley Engineering YouTube channel.
Lunch will be provided. This event is free and open to the UC Berkeley community.
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