Council Meetings

Dean



Al Pisano
Albert P. Pisano
Walter J. Zable Chair in Engineering
Member, National Academy of Engineering
Dean, Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering

Council of Advisors



John Fratamico
Chair

John J. Fratamico Jr., Ph.D.
President, Advanced Solutions Group
Leidos
McLean, VA
John J. Fratamico Jr.
Vice-Chair

Martha G. Dennis, Ph.D.
Principal
Gordian Knot
La Jolla, CA
Amir Abolfathi
Amir Abolfathi (B.S. ‘86)
President & CEO
Tusker Medical, Inc.
Menlo Park, CA​
Joseph Beery
Senior Vice President & CIO
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Carlsbad, CA
Claude Benchimol
Chairman Emeritus

Claude Benchimol, Ph.D.
President
Damol Technology Consulting
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Steve Blank
K & S Ranch
Menlo Park, CA
Chairman Emeritus

Linden S. Blue
Vice Chairman
General Atomics
San Diego, CA
Edward Brown


Edward J. Brown, Jr.
Retired Chief Executive Officer
Cymer Light Source
San Diego, CA
Malin Burnham
Chairman Emeritus

Malin Burnham
San Diego, CA
Eugenio Clariond
Eugenio Clariond
Chairman
Grupo Cuprum
San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL, Mexico
Peter C. Farrell
Peter C. Farrell, Ph.D.
Founder & Chairman
ResMed
San Diego, CA
TanerHalicioglu
Taner Halicioglu
(B.S. ‘96)
Lecturer, Angel Investor, Advisor
San Diego, CA
Steven Hart
Chairman Emeritus

Steve Hart (M.A. ‘80)
Co-Founder & CTO
ViaSat Inc.
Carlsbad, CA
Waguih Ishak
Waguih Ishak, Ph.D.
Division VP, Science & Technology Director
Corning West Technology Center,
Corning Incorporated,
Palto Alto, CA
Irwin M. Jacobs


Honorary Chairman

Irwin M. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Board Member
QUALCOMM, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Sanjay K. Jha
Sanjay K. Jha, Ph.D.
CEO
Global Foundries
Santa Clara, CA
Carmela A. Keeney
Military Liaison Member

Carmela A. Keeney
Executive Director
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific)
San Diego, CA
Richard Kornfeld
Richard Kornfeld
(B.S. ‘82)
CEO
Grid2Home
San Diego, CA
Patrick T. Lee
Patrick T. Lee
Vice President, Major Project Control
Sempra Energy
San Diego, CA
Ann Lee-Karlon, Ph.D.
Ann Lee-Karlon, Ph.D. (​M.S.​ ’93, ​Ph.D.​​ ’96)
Senior Vice President
Genentech
San Francisco, CA
Thomas M. Loarie
Thomas M. Loarie
Executive Chairman
eMedonline Inc.
Chicago, IL
Gioia Messinger
Gioia Messinger
(B.S. ‘84)
Founder & CEO
LinkedObjects, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Steve Mollenkopf
Steve Mollenkopf
Chief Executive Officer & President
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Henry Nordhoff
Henry L. Nordhoff
Executive Chairman
Banyan Biomarkers Inc.
Alachua, FL and
Chairman
Chugai Pharmaceuticals USA
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Bahram Nour-Omid
Bahram Nour-Omid, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Senior Partner
Shelter Capital Partners
Los Angeles, CA
Gregory M. Papadopoulos
Chairman Emeritus

Gregory M. Papadopoulos
(B.A. ‘79)
Venture Partner
New Enterprise Associates
Menlo Park, CA
Tom Pieronek
Tom Pieronek
Vice President, Basic Research
Northrop Grumman
Redondo Beach, CA
Tom Pieronek
Steve Poizner
Entrepreneur in Residence
UC San Diego Rady School of Management
La Jolla, CA
Ronald Reedy
Ronald Reedy, Ph.D.
(M.S. ‘81, Ph.D. ‘83)
Co-Founder & CTO Emeritus
Peregrine Semiconductor
San Diego, CA
David Schwab
Chair Emeritus

David Schwab (B.A. ‘79)
Founder & Managing Director
Vertical Ventures
San Francisco, CA
Andrew E. Senyei
Chairman Emeritus

Andrew E. Senyei, M.D.
Venture Capitalist & Managing Director
Enterprise Partners Venture Capital
La Jolla, CA
James (Jim) H. Thompson
James H. Thompson
Executive Vice President, Engineering
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Julie Meier Wright
Julie Meier Wright
Retired President & CEO (retired)
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
San Diego, CA
PeterYanofsky
Peter Yanofsky
Founder & President
WowWee world wide
San Diego, CA
Mark Zdeblick
Mark Zdeblick
Co-Founder & CTO
Proteus Digital Health
Redwood City, CA

Honorary Members



Robert P. Akins
Chairman Emeritus

Robert P. Akins, Ph.D.
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Cymer, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Bernard Gordon
Bernard Gordon
Trustee
BMG Charitable Trust
Danvers, MA

Emeritus Members



  • Daniel L. Alspach
  • Robert E. Englekirk
  • Hossein Eslambolchi
  • Gordon E. Forward
  • ​Kaigham Gabriel​
  • Richard Goldberg
  • Paul E. Jacobs
  • Bertram Lubin
  • ​Scott McClendon
  • Paul Mirabella
  • William A. Owens, Admiral
  • Roberto Padovani
  • Ake Persson