Boelter Society

Endowed Chairs

UCLA Samueli has a record of attracting distinguished professors in every engineering discipline, who teach students and pursue promising areas of research. Today, 31 affiliated faculty are members of the National Academy of Engineering, and more than 60 are recipients of the National Science Foundation’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award.

Endowed chairs empower the school to recruit and retain faculty members of distinction whose work exemplifies UCLA’s mission of education, research and public service. Endowed chairs permanently bear the name of the donor, and often are directed to a specific department or area of expertise.

Endowed Chair Name Chair Holder
Armond and Elena Hairapetian Chair in Engineering and Medicine Dino Di Carlo
Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Chair in Advanced Aerospace Technologies Gregory Carman
Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr., Endowed Chair in Engineering Yang Yang
Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas, Jr. Endowed Term Chair in Engineering Chee Wei Wong
Charles P. Reames Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering Subramanian S. Iyer
Collins Aerospace Term Chair for Excellence Jenn-Ming Yang
Collins Aerospace Term Chair for Innovation Ann Karagozian
Evalyn Knight Chair in Engineering Ali Mosleh
Fang Lu Endowed Chair in Engineering  
J.M. Maguire Term Chair in Engineering  
John P. and Claudia H. Schauerman Endowed Chair in Engineering Timothy Fisher
Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Computer Systems Lixia Zhang
Jonathan B. Postel Chair in Networking George Varghese
L. M. K. Boelter Chair in Engineering  
Leonard Kleinrock Term Chair in Computer Science Wei Wang
Levi James Knight, Jr. Term Chair for Excellence Philippe Sautet
Levi James Knight, Jr. Term Chair for Innovation Majid Sarrafzadeh
Mukund Padmanabhan Term Chair Mani Srivastava
Mukund Padmanabhan Term Chair in Electrical Engineering Dejan Markovic
Neria and Manizheh Yomtoubian Endowed Chair in Cancer and Risk Sciences Arash Naeim
Nippon Sheet Glass Company Chair in Materials Science Bruce S. Dunn
Norman E. Friedmann Chair in Knowledge Sciences Rafail Ostrovsky
Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering Mona Jarrahi
Northrop Grumman Chair in Electrical Engineering/Electromagnetics Yahya Rahmat-Samii
Northrop Grumman Opto-Electronic Chair in Electrical Engineering Jia-Ming Liu
Presidential Endowed Chair in Structural Engineering Henry Burton
Pritzker Chair in Sustainability Gaurav Sant
Raytheon Company Chair in Electrical Engineering Kang Wang
Raytheon Company Chair in Manufacturing Engineering Xiaochun Li
Richard G. Newman AECOM Endowed Chair in Civil Engineering  
Ronald and Valerie Sugar Dean Ah-Hyung “Alissa” Park
Sabol-Scott Term Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering  
Symantec Term Chair in Computer Science Amit Sahai
Tatsuo Itoh Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering  
The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Chair in Chemical Engineering Yi Tang
The Ronald and Valerie Sugar Endowed Chair in Engineering Jason Speyer
Traugott and Dorothea Frederking Endowed Chair Yu Huang
Vijay K. Dhir Chair in Engineering Paulo Tabuada
Volgenau Chair for Engineering Excellence Jason Cong
Volgenau Chair for Engineering Innovation Aydogan Ozcan
Volgenau Endowed Chair in Engineering Chang-Jin Kim
William D. Van Vorst Chair in Chemical Engineering Education Panagiotis Christofides
William Frederick Seyer Endowed Chair in Materials Electrochemistry Jane Chang
Wintek Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering M. C. Frank Chang

Page revised 2/5/2023.