Dwight Streit

streit Professor Dwight C. Streit
Tel. (310) 825-7011
FAX (310) 206-7353

Professor; Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986; M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983; B.S. Electrical Engineering and Chemistry, California State University, Los Angeles, 1980


Research Interests

My research covers the broad area of solid state materials and electronics, which includes the following:

• electronic and optical materials

• semiconductor fabrication and characterization

• electrical and optical device design and modeling

• device and circuit processing

• microwave and millimeter-wave circuits

• high-speed digital and mixed-signal circuits

• advanced packaging

• radar and communication systems

I have published extensively in all of these areas over the past 25 years, including many invited and plenary talks at major international conferences.

Teaching Statement

The best preparation for a successful engineering career includes a deep understanding of fundamental theory combined with broad practical laboratory experience. The connection between theory and experiment enables students to transition gracefully from the classroom to the practice of engineering. This holds true in all areas from electrical engineering to materials science. My goals as a professor of electrical engineering and materials science are to instill both a respect for the power of theory and an appreciation for the elegance of a well-designed experiment.

Recent Publications

Over 350 technical publications and conference presentations, 22 U.S. and 10 foreign patents


National Research Council Lifetime National Associate Award, 2008

Northrop Grumman Distinguished Innovator Award, 2008

Northrop Grumman Distinguished Patent Award: 2003, 2004

UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year, 2003

TRW Distinguished Patent Award: 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001

TRW Chairman‟s Award for Innovation: 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1999

TRW CEO Achievement Award: 1999, 2001

Best Paper Prize, International Conference on InP and Related Materials, Sweden, 2002

10th Anniversary Best Paper Prize, International Conference on InP and Related Materials, Japan, 2001

Best Paper Prize, TRW Technology Journal, 2001

TRW Research and Development Gold Roll of Honor, 12 awards, 1988 – 1999


Professional Activities

National Academy of Engineering Membership Committee

Chair, U.S. Army Research Office Materials Science Division Board of Visitors

University of Illinois Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Advisory Board

U.S. Special Operations Command Standing Committee

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory Materials and Sensors Advisory Panel

Joint IED Defeat Organization Standing Committee

UCLA, UC Irvine and University of Hawaii School of Engineering Dean‟s Advisory Boards

Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering International Advisory Board, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., UK

Reviewer, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices and IEEE Electron Device Letters

Professional Affiliations

Member, National Academy of Engineering

Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, NASA Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame

Senior Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Member: Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu Engineering Honor Societies

Office Location

• 2121 D Engineering V

 Office Phone: 310-825-7011

Mailing Address

•UCLA, HSSEAS School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
410 Westwood Plaza
3111 Engineering V
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595