Notable Alumni

Since its founding in 1962, the College of Engineering at UC Davis has awarded undergraduate and graduate degrees to more than 22,500 people. Many of our alumni have gone on to make significant contributions to our economy, health, and environment. Below we present brief profiles of many of them.

* indicates member of the National Academy of Engineering.

To advise us of any notable alumni not included on this list above, please contact Melinda Seevers at


The UC Davis College of Engineering features notable Innovators each year in the Bruce and Marie West Lobby of Kemper Hall. Individuals associated with the College of Engineering who have made ground-breaking contributions to the field are featured in a series of museum-quality exhibits and photographs. This program was initiated in 2013, and features a new class each year, which are installed during the annual Engineers Week in February.