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prof Eric Pop
November 2021

Please join us in congratulating Professor Eric Pop on his elevation to IEEE Fellow. He is being recognized for contributions to phase-change memory, and to the thermal science of nanomaterials and nanoscale transistors. The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields.

Eric's research is at the intersection of nanoelectronics and nanoscale energy conversion. Most projects include both fundamental and applied, experimental and computational components. Pop Lab


Please join us in congratulating Eric on his well-deserved recognition!


prof Shanhui Fan
October 2021

Professor Shanhui Fan has been selected as a 2021 Simons Investigator in Physics. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions. The intent of the Simons Investigators in Mathematics, Physics, Astrophysics and Computer Science programs is to support outstanding theoretical scientists in their most productive years, when they are establishing creative new research directions, providing leadership to the field and effectively mentoring junior scientists. Congratulations to all of the 2021 Simons Investigators! Simons Foundation News announcement

Shanhui works broadly on photonics theory. He has made fundamental contributions in temporal coupled mode theory, non-reciprocity as induced by dynamic modulation, photonic gauge potentials, waveguide quantum electrodynamics, solar cell light trapping theory and daytime radiative cooling. Recently, he has been working on concepts of synthetic dimensions as a way to explore Hermitian and non-Hermitian topological physics in photonics.

Excerpted from Simons Foundation, 2021 Simons Investigators


Please join us in congratulating Shanhui for this outstanding recognition!


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prof Krishna Saraswat
September 2021
Congratulations to Professor Krishna Saraswat on receiving the 2021 Aristotle Award. The Aristotle Award recognizes supported faculty whose deep commitment to the educational experience of students has had a profound and continuing impact on their professional performance and consequently a significant impact for members over a long period of time. 
"Dr. Krishna Saraswat is a globally-respected leader and pioneer in several critical semiconductor technologies including gate-dielectrics, silicide-contacts, high-speed interconnects, optoelectronics, and high-performance materials (Ge, III-V) for sub-10-nm devices. His profound expertise is only matched by his passion in student advising – 90 Ph.D.s and 35 post-docs, who have gone on to become leading lights in industry and academia, including Presidents (Prof. L. Rafael Reif @ MIT), Deans (Prof. Tsu-Jae Liu @ UC-Berkeley), CEOs (Seok-hee Lee @ SK hynix), CTOs (Ajit Paranjpe @ Veeco), etc. He taught his students critical problem-solving skills and nurtured creative-thinking abilities, which became invaluable strengths throughout their careers.
Dr. Krishna Saraswat has been at Stanford for over 45 years, doing research and guiding graduate students to solve critical research problems in the manufacturing of integrated circuits. He's one of the reasons that Stanford has been a leading academic institution in this area of Electrical Engineering." Source:
Krishna's Award Presentation

Congratulations to Krishna on this very special recognition!

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Professor Priyanka Raina
September 2021

Congratulations to Professor Priyanka Raina for being recognized as an Intel 2021 Rising Star Faculty. The Intel® Rising Star Faculty Award (RSA) program has selected ten promising early-career academic researchers who lead some of the most important technology research of our time. The chosen faculty members work with disruptive technologies that have the potential to advance the future of computing in fields encompassing computer science, electrical engineering, computer engineering, material science, and chemical engineering.

The program recognizes community members who are doing exceptional work in the field and facilitates long-term collaborative relationships with senior technical leaders at Intel. Recipients of this award are also distinguished for exemplifying innovative teaching methods and increasing the participation of women and underrepresented minorities in computer science and engineering.

The key technology areas under investigation by selected faculty include cybersecurity, hardware security, nanotechnology, semiconductor device technologies, neuromorphic computing, machine learning/artificial intelligence, and memory management.

This year's winners include esteemed faculty at the following institutions:

  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Arizona State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • Cornell University
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Oregon State University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Indian Institute of Science


Please join us in congratulating Priyanka and all the RSA winners for 2021!


Excerpted from "Intel 2021Rising Star Faculty Award..."

Prof. Bob Gray
September 2021

Congratulations to Professor Robert M. Gray for being selected as a 2020 Okawa Prize Winner. His citation reads, for "seminal research in information coding theory and data compression, and enormous contributions to the promotion of diversity in engineering education."

The Okawa Prize is intended to pay tribute to and make public recognition of persons who have made outstanding contributions to the research, technological development and business in the information and telecommunications fields internationally.

Please join us in congratulating Bob on this meaningful recognition and his continued contributions to electrical engineering and education.


You can learn more about his seminal research and amazing efforts on improving diversity in engineering from his website

June 2021
Capstone Course Award

Design Award, Capstone Courses

This award is given to the outstanding design project in one of the capstone design courses. This year the award goes to Ryan Ressmeyer for his EE 264 project: "Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexer".

Centennial Award

Centennial Teaching Award

The School of Engineering's Centennial TA Award is given to students to recognize their outstanding contributions to teaching. The 2021 Centennial TA award recipients are: Shubham ChandakAmy FritzSiavash KananianAnna NunesErik Van.

JEDI award

Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Graduation Awards

The School of Engineering's Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Graduation Awards recognizes the exceptional work done by graduating graduate students in outreach and mentorship for underserved and underrepresented communities with the goal of improving the accessibility of STEMM. This includes the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine.
The JEDI Graduation Award recipients are Crystal NattooCindy NguyenSean Peters.

Gibbons Award

James F. Gibbons Outstanding Student Teaching Award 2021

The James F. Gibbons Award for Outstanding Student Teaching Award highlights students who have been nominated by faculty and peers for their extraordinary service as teaching assistants. Thank you for your tremendous work in our department – Anna NunesElizabeth Chen, and Erik Van.

Phil Levis Chairs Award 2021

Chair's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education

Congratulations to Professor Phil Levis - Over the last few years, Phil has led a team of students on the FLIGHT project, it's a large-scale electromechanical art installation for the Packard [building] stairwell, right behind me. It consists of 76 Fractal Flyers, each of which is a programmable shape inspired by the geometry of the stairwell, with hundreds of LEDs and moving dichroic surfaces that cast colored reflections and shadows.

Terman Award

Frederick E. Terman Engineering Scholastic Award

The Terman Award is presented to the top 5% of each senior class in the School of Engineering. We are pleased to congratulate our 2021 Terman Scholars for their outstanding work. Joaquin BorggioRahul Lall, and Ryan Ressmeyer.

TBP Teaching Award

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Teaching Honor Roll (The Engineering Society)

Professor John Pauly and Assistant Professor Mary Wootters - This award recognizes outstanding faculty instructors in the School of Engineering. These faculty instructors were nominated by Stanford students to recognize their distinguished teaching, superior mentorship, and/or any other notable contribution to engineering education at Stanford.

TBP Student Honor Roll

Tau Beta Pi (TBP) Honor Roll (The Engineering Society)

The California Gamma chapter of Tau Beta Pi at Stanford University serves the Stanford community by acting as a representative entity for academic excellence, leadership, and continued service to our community. Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. Congratulations to
  • Vineet Edupuganti, EE-BS
  • Yong (Collin) Kwon, EE-BS
  • Rahul Lall, EE-BSH
  • Michael Oduoza, EE-BS
  • Kangrui Xue, EE-BS

image of prof Boris Murmann
May 2021

Congratulations to Professor Boris Murmann for receiving the 2021 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)-SRC University Researcher Award. Award winners are selected by SRC members who truly recognize great contributions to the semiconductor industry.


The SIA University Research Award was established in 1995 by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to recognize lifetime research contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry by university faculty.

Please join us in recognizing Boris for his significant contributions in the semiconductor industry.


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image of prof Subhasish Mitra
May 2021

Congratulations to Professor Subhasish Mitra for receiving the 2021 Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)-SRC University Researcher Award. Award winners are selected by SRC members who truly recognize great contributions to the semiconductor industry.

Please join us in recognizing Subhasish for his significant contributions in the semiconductor industry.


The SIA University Research Award was established in 1995 by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) to recognize lifetime research contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry by university faculty.





April's outstanding EE staff!
April 2021

Congratulations to these outstanding staff: Thomas Carlson, Marisa Cheng, Julie Kline, Kara Marquez, Edwin Mendoza, and Denise Murphy!

They received nominations from faculty, staff and students, who appreciate their commitment and willingness to go above and beyond the ordinary. Excerpts from their nominations are below.

Our staff gift card recipients make profound and positive impact in the electrical engineering department's everyday work and academic environment. Please take a moment to congratulate them personally.


Thomas Carlson, System and Network Development Management/System Administrator/Developer

  • Thomas is very helpful, knowledgeable, and easy going.
  • He always provides first class IT support.

Marisa Cheng, Academic Affairs & Programs Administrator

  • Marisa always works extremely hard; during COVID, she adapted all our course changes superbly.
  • She shines like a star!

Julie Kline, Faculty Administrator

  • Julie is highly responsive and consistent in dealing with a myriad of tasks.
  • She communicates extremely well and is a joy to work with.

Kara Marquez, Faculty Administrator

  • Kara's vast knowledge and resourcefulness helps us stay organized and deal with any issues.
  • Our lab group knows that we are very fortunate to work with her.

Edwin Mendoza, Faculty & Staff Affairs Administrator

  • Edwin is incredibly detail-oriented and thorough; he always provides all supporting documents, which saves tons of time.
  • He also has taken the initiative to transition to new updates and guidelines, ensuring smooth running for the department.

Denise Murphy, Faculty & Staff Affairs Manager

  • Even during COVID, Denise has been her usual, unflappable self. More than once she has made herself available to spontaneously join meetings to talk about various topics.
  • She always does a great job getting people together and learning about one another. I miss interacting with her in person, but I always look forward to seeing her via Zoom.


The Staff Gift Card Bonus Program is sponsored by the School of Engineering. Each year, the EE department receives several gift cards to distribute to staff members who have been recognized for going above and beyond their role. Staff are chosen from nominations received from faculty, students, and staff. Past nominations are eligible for future months.

Nominate a deserving staff person today. Each recipient receives a $50 Amazon gift card. Nominations can be made at any time. There are no restrictions on the quantity or persons that you can nominate!

Submitters are asked to include a citation of how the person went above and beyond. The submitter can choose to remain anonymous. Nominate now


image of April's EE staff awardees

*Some photos were taken from our photo library and are pre-Covid.

image of LaToya Powell, graduate admission officer
March 2021
Congratulations to LaToya Powell, Graduate Admissions Officer. She has been awarded the 2020 School of Engineering Staff Award for Innovation
LaToya is recognized for her achievements in the creation of the dEEbug peer tutoring program that started Autumn 2020. The program offers peer tutoring to current and prospective undergraduates in electrical engineering. The program's goal is to provide a welcoming and supportive environment for all students, especially those from underrepresented groups. In addition to the dEEbug program, she also helped our students create a new student group called SURG(E)2, which stands for Students for Underrepresented Groups in Electrical Engineering.

LaToya is a tireless advocate for our students and is very passionate about diversity and inclusion.  In addition to managing EE’s graduate admissions and playing an active role in the programs and student groups, she has also served on EE's Culture, Equity, and Inclusion (CEI) Committee. We thank LaToya for her dedication to students and for all of her contributions to our department.

Please join us in congratulating LaToya on this very well deserved award!


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