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Class of 2005

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Date Submitted: 10/02/2015
Yik-Jong Lam, '05
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Managing Member, Sterilization & Technologies Solutions LLC

Cofounder of Sterilization & Technologies Solutions LLC, which provides engineering, maintenance, and consulting services to the E-Beam / X-Ray irradiation industries.

Date Submitted: 01/23/2015
Christopher Dominas, '05
Structural Engineering
Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers

I have been with KPFF since graduation (close to 10 years now), and have had the opportunity to work on some amazing projects and develop some great relationships. I have both a PE and SE and am currently working on finishing an MBA through Washington State University. I have recently started on my most challenging project so far--fatherhood.

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A visit to my motherland Cambodia

Date Submitted: 01/12/2012
William Sam Hin, '05
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Sales Engineering Mgr, LC&D, An Acuity Brands Co

Since graduating in '05, I've been busy working for Lighting Control & Design, a leading manufacturer of energy management and lighting control systems for a sustainable world. Numerous UCSD buildings and facilities are controlled by our lighting systems. I sure miss America's Finest Campus--will visit soon. Proud to be a Triton!

Date Submitted: 02/20/2011
Elaine Ferraro, '05 (maiden name Sumampong)
Structural Engineering
Sales Coordinator, QIAGEN

I am working with a BioTech Company and have a side business in real estate.

Date Submitted: 10/27/2009
Jessica Godinho, '05
Structural Engineering
Project Engineer, Hinman Consulting Engineers

Jessica Godinho graduated with a Masters degree in Earthquake Engineering from University of Pavia, ROSE School, Italy and University of Patras, Greece under the MEEES program in 2007. Since then, she has been working as a project engineer at Hinman Consulting Engineers in San Francisco, CA, specializing in blast resistant design and analysis of structures.

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Yan Zheng - Class of '05

Date Submitted: 07/14/2008
Yan Zheng, '05
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara

Yan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in photonics at UCSB. Also, as the program director of Leadership in Team Engineering (LITE), he works to provide students the opportunity to design solutions for the community.

LITE is "a program designed similar to TIES at UCSD", says Yan. More on LITE can be found at

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Date Submitted: 05/25/2008
Steven Mintz, '05
Structural Engineering
Technical Consultant, Autodesk

After two years as a Staff Engineer, Steven decided to change up his career. He now works for Autodesk as a Technical Consultant to Structural Engineers across the U.S. and the World. His main focus is to advise engineers on how they can incorporate the emerging BIM technologies to improve designs and facilitate unique buildings.

Steven says, "[I am] impressed with the progress of the SCSE chapter - congratulations to all of you!"

Date Submitted: 04/16/2008
Matt Kyler, '05
Structural Engineering
Staff Engineer, PARADIGM SE

Matt has been living and working in SF for over a year now and he really enjoys it.

Business is booming up there.

Matt says, "all of those looking for jobs, check us out!"

Date Submitted: 04/25/2007
Cailyn Le, '05 (maiden name Mai)
Structural Engineering
Principal Assistant Structure Representative, Caltrans

I have been working with the Office of Structure Construction in the Bridge Department at Caltrans since graduation. It is a little bit different than if I had worked for a design company, but I like it. I like it because I have options, I have the best of both worlds - the design aspect in the office and seeing your bridge being constructed out in the field.

Date Submitted: 01/11/2007
Shengpin Hsieh, '05
Scientist, Applied Biosystems

Currently Working at Applied Biosystems as a Manufacturing Quality Control scientist on Enzyme manufacturing.

Date Submitted: 07/25/2006
Kevin Chang, '05
Computer Science and Engineering
Software Engineer, Fujitsu Network Communications

I am working as a software engineer at a network communications company in Sunnyvale. My team is developing network management and planning tools used by broadband service providers.

Brian Uiga

Date Submitted: 07/24/2006
Brian Uiga, '05
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

I work with a small team of multi-disciplinary engineers designing cine film equipment for motion picture studios at Lasergraphics in Irvine, California. I will soon marry the woman I met on television at UCSD and have "almost" finished hot-rodding the volkswagen I stole from Disney Studios.

Date Submitted: 06/12/2006
Alejandro Pena, '05
Structural Engineering

I am getting ready to start grad school in the fall of 2006 at Stanford for my M.S. in Structural Engineering.

Date Submitted: 05/03/2006
Yik-Jong Lam, '05
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engineer 1, L-3 Pulse Sciences

I'm now traveling the world as a field service engineer for L-3 Pulse Sciences. I do maintenance and emergency service on facilities that process medical products and/or food for sterilization.

Date Submitted: 04/28/2006
Sao Kun Ao Ieong, '05
Research Associate, Roche Palo Alto

I am currently working as a research associate at Roche Palo Alto working on enzyme kinetics/characterization and drug potency screening.

Date Submitted: 04/12/2006
Franklin Yang, '05
Electrical and Computer Engineering

I'm working at a major wireless tech company, and learning wireless communication methods and assembly language! I'm learning a lot!!

Date Submitted: 02/28/2006
Andrea Martinez, '05
Structural Engineering

I work for DeBerry Engineering where I design residential buildings.

Date Submitted: 12/30/2005
Ezequiel Montanez, '05
Structural Engineering
Jr. Structural Engineer, Metropolitan Water District

On Dec. 12, 2005, I was offered a full time position as a Jr. Structural Engineer with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. I will be working with the Pipeline & Facilities group assisting with substructure reviews. Also in July, 2006 my wife is expecting our second child.

Date Submitted: 11/13/2005
David Breslauer, '05

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioengineering in the UCSF/UC Berkeley Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering. I am developing microfluidic devices for quantitative cell and systems biology experimentation.