Dan M. Goebel is a senior research scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he oversees the development of high-efficiency electric thrusters, advanced long-life components such as cathodes and grids, and thruster life model validation for deep space missions. He was elected for “contributions to low-temperature plasma sources for thin-film manufacturing, plasma materials interactions, and electric propulsion.” Goebel is a UCLA adjunct professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and received all three of his degrees from UCLA, including a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in applid plasma physics/electrical engineering. He is also an adjunct professor of electrical engineering at USC and serves on the UCLA Electrical Engineering Department’s alumni advisory board.
Gabor C. Temes, a distinguished professor emeritus of electrical engineering at UCLA, is currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Oregon State University with research interests in data converters, switched-capacitor circuits, analog and digital signal processing. Temes was elected for “contributions to analog signal processing and engineering education.” He was on the UCLA facutly full-time from 1970 to 1990, including a five-year term as electrical engineering department chair. The entire spring 2013 issue of IEEE’s Solid-State Circuits magazine was devoted to Temes.