• Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Diane Bryant, ’85

    March 26, 2019 UC Davis electrical engineering alumna Diane Bryant (’85) is one of the most powerful women in tech. Most recently, she was the chief operating officer of Google’s Cloud Platform where she managed Google Cloud’s supply chain optimization, customer adoption and IT product development efforts. She was previously the senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation’s Data ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Adam Davis, ‘04

    uc davis mechanical aerospace engineering alumni adam davis February 14, 2019 By Bonnie Dickson Adam Davis graduated from UC Davis in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He is a Principal Engineer at Weston & Associates Mechanical Engineers, Inc., a full-service design engineering firm providing mechanical engineering services to architects and owners for projects throughout California. Through his involvement with the American Society ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Jose Velazquez, Toward a Future of Electric Cars

    January 7, 2019 By Elizabeth Thomson Jose Velazquez was eight years old when he moved to the United States from Mexico. He has gone on to become the first in his immediate family to graduate from college, going on to earn a Ph.D. in mechanical and aeronautical engineering from UC Davis in 2017. Always obsessed with cars, ... Read more ...
  • Rich Terrazas ’93: Following the Flow of Water

    November 30, 2018 By Noah Pflueger-Peters Rich Terrazas (’93) graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Though he had a background in structural engineering, he soon found himself working in the water industry. As Director of the Project Management Office at the environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell, Rich uses his engineering design ... Read more ...
  • Alumni Spotlight: Biotech Leader, Mike Chan

    October 1, 2018 By College of Engineering Staff Mike Chan graduated from the UC Davis Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in biological systems engineering in 1998 and 2002, respectively. Now a senior manager at Genentech, a leading biotechnology in South San Francisco, Mike leads a team of more than 20 ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Keith Chisholm, ‘95

    A Career in Confections and Treats, for People and Pets By Elizabeth Thomson DAVIS, Calif.; Sept. 18, 2018 –Over his 23 years working with Mars, Inc., Keith Chisholm has received three patents related to manufacturing processes associated with chocolates like M&Ms®. In addition, Chisholm (’95, chemical engineering) is behind many other innovations, including many that the company ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Dora Yen Nakafuji, Ph.D.

    Dora Yen Nakafuji, UC Davis engineering alumnaBy Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; June 14, 2018 – Dora Yen Nakafuji, Ph.D., is a member of the Strategy and Innovation Group at Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, HI, where she deploys innovative technologies for water, energy, transportation and workforce development. Most recently, she was the director of renewable energy planning at Hawaiian Electric Company. Before ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Technology Innovator Andy Botka, ’87

    By College of Engineering Staff DAVIS, Calif.; April 6, 2018 – Andy Botka (’87, electrical and computer engineering), is the vice president of strategic planning for Keysight Technologies, a U.S. technology company that designs, tests, manufactures and optimizes electronics and software for a wide range of applications. This includes wideband satellite communications, wireless and the Internet of Things ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Water Pioneer Jeffery Szytel, ‘98

    UC Davis Engineering alumni profile, Jefferey Szytel. Civil engineering.March 31, 2018 By Aditi Risbud Bartl Jeffery Szytel (’98, civil and environmental engineering), is founder and CEO of Water Systems Consulting, Inc. (WSC), a full service civil and environmental engineering consulting firm that specializes in providing innovative One Water solutions to public agency clients throughout the western United States. The One Water framework is a collaborative ... Read more ...
  • Engineering Alumni Spotlight: Jackson Hull ’00

    By Aditi Risbud Bartl DAVIS, Calif.; March 15, 2018 – Jackson Hull (’00) was a double major in mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering at UC Davis, and also has a master’s degree in information systems from UC Berkeley. He and his wife Aurelia (’01, communications) live in the U.K. with their three young children and their dog, ... Read more ...

Other Notable Alumni

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 Molly Bechtel at mmbechtel@ucdavis.edu.

Read about alumni Michael Hurlston, Diane Bryant, and Mel Ramey in the spring 2017 edition of AggieExtra magazine.