Alumni Spotlight

Alumna Earns NSF Early Career Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded UC Irvine alumna Alice Alipour ’10 a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

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Q & A with Alumna Joan Wada ‘85

A systems engineer and technical fellow at the Boeing Co., Joan Wada has had an extensive engineering career in the defense industry. She has 17 awarded patents and was recognized as the Asian American Engineer of the Year in 2007 by the Chinese Institute of Engineering. 

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Eleven Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame at Joint Celebration

Eleven Alumni Inducted into Hall of Fame at Joint Celebration

Alumni, family, faculty and friends of UC Irvine’s schools of engineering, information and computer sciences and physical sciences came together Friday night, March 2, in a sparkling celebration of accomplishment as 11 new members were inducted into their school’s Hall of Fame.

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Q & A with Alumna Newsha Ajami ‘06

Newsha Ajami, director of urban water policy for Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-funded ReNUWit initiatives, earned her doctorate in civil engineering.  

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Engineering Alumnus Named a Game Changer in Health Care

Forbes’ contributor Robert Reiss of the CEO Forum has named Nick Desai ’91 one of 10 CEOs who are transforming health care in America.  

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Wound Warriors

For Ahmed Zobi, it’s his mother. For Hugo Salas, a beloved grandmother. For Justin Stovner, a male relative who has endured 10 surgeries. For Dr. Derek Banyard, it’s his father and the largely African American patients whose limbs he’s had to amputate or who have died too young.  

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Q & A with Alumnus Joe King ´14

Q & A with Alumnus Joe King ´14

Joe King transferred to UC Irvine from a community college in Fresno. He graduated in 2014 with a double major in mechanical and aerospace engineering and now works for Scaled Composites, an aerospace and specialty composites development company offering design, build and test capabilities.  

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Q & A with Alumnus David Cuccia ’03, ‘06

David Cuccia’s company, Modulated Imaging, Inc., traces its roots back to his UC Irvine undergraduate days.  

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Alumnus Honored for Exceptional Scholarship, Research

Hamid Moradkhani ’05 has received the Branford Price Millar Award at Portland State University (PSU) where he is a professor of civil and environmental engineering, director of the Remote Sensing and Water Resources Lab and fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Solutions.  

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Five Engineers Inducted into 2017 Hall of Fame

The Samueli School of Engineering and the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences recognized 11 distinguished alumni at the 2017 Hall of Fame Celebration held last month at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin.  

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Behind the Games

Gaming and entertainment giant Electronic Arts has a winning hand when it recruits new talent: Who would turn down a job that pays you to play games and create fun? 

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Q & A with Lauds and Laurels Winner John Labib '94

John Labib, winner of this year’s Lauds and Laurels Distinguished Alumnus Award in Engineering, graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in 1994. 

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Q & A with Alumnus Ed Hernandez ‘91

Ed Hernandez, an engineering teacher at Tustin High School, was named the 2015 California Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year by the Association of College and Technical Educators and the 2014 High Impact Teacher of the Year in STEM by Project Tomorrow, an Irvine-based organization that supports educational excellence in STEM. 

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Alumnus Wins ACES Award

Samueli School alumnus Salvatore Campione has been awarded the 2017 ACES Early Career award by the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. 

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Q&A with Alumna Cynthia Guidry '92

Cynthia Guidry received her bachelor’s in civil engineering from UCI’s Samueli School of Engineering in 1992.

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Samueli Alumni Among UCI's Top 50

They’re accomplished, they’re award-winning, they’re Samueli School alumni … and they’re among UC Irvine’s very best. 

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Anteaters Unite

“I only came because my girlfriend wanted to see the Skyslide,” said UC Irvine alumnus Bhavin Patel, a former software engineer turned entrepreneur. 

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OC Business Journal Recognizes Alumnus

The Orange County Business Journal named UCI alumnus Benjamin Park, founder and chief technology officer of Enevate Corp., as a 2016 Innovator of the Year. 

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Alumnus Earns National Recognition

Samueli School alumnus Salvatore Campione, who earned a doctorate in electrical and computer engineering in 2013, has been named the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional by the IEEE Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) honor society.

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Engineering Alumna Recognized

Anteater engineering alumna Claire Robertson has received a 2015 For Women in Science Fellowship from L'Oreal USA. 

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Engineering Alumnus Receives Congressional Fellowship from American Nuclear Society

UC Irvine engineering alumnus Jeremy Pearson has been selected as the 2015 American Nuclear Society (ANS) Glenn T. Seaborg Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow.

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Thomas Yuen ’74 earns UCI Alumni Association’s Extraordinarius award

Thomas Yuen, entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, will receive UC Irvine’s Extraordinarius award May 15 at the 44th annual Lauds & Laurels ceremony, sponsored by the UCI Alumni Association.

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