Dwight Streit, Professor and Chair of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, received his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1983 and 1986, respectively. He joined the faculty of UCLA’s Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments in 2010.
Prior to joining UCLA, he was vice president, director, technical fellow and contributing engineer for advanced technologies at Northrop Grumman and TRW Space & Electronics. He joined TRW in 1986 and Northrop Grumman in 2002 via the acquisition of TRW.
He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the NASA Space Foundation Technology Hall of Fame. He has more than 300 technical publications and conference presentations with 22 U.S. and 10 international patents. He was the UCLA Engineering Alumnus of the Year in 2003.
Streit also serves as director of the UCLA Institute for Technology Advancement, which helps attract research funding and launch companies based on research performed by UCLA Engineering faculty and students.