Ross N. Tucker Memorial Award

The Tucker Award is given to recognize superior work and scholarship in the characterization, development and/or use of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials by a graduate student or students pursuing such areas of inquiry. This award memorializes Dr. Ross N. Tucker, who contributed significantly to the advancement of the technology of materials used in semiconductor electronics. Dr. Tucker's research leadership at Fairchild Semiconductor and Intel and his personal contributions to the development of high-quality epitaxial deposition of thin layers of silicon, and to the understanding of the properties of thin films of polycrystalline silicon are of special significance.Nominations are sought from faculty and graduate students in the Fall. Since 2003, the award recipient has been selected by a College of Engineering committee, on the basis of their field of study, interest in cultural activities and the ability to guide associates in work that advances the technologies and uses of semiconductor, magnetic, optical or electronic materials. The award is presented officially at the annual spring Metallurgical Society Northern California Electronics Materials Symposium and also as part of the EECS Student Awards ceremony when there is an EECS recipient. The award is given to a student currently enrolled for a graduate degree in the College or to a student who has submitted a Ph.D. thesis within six months of the award date. The selection will be made without regard to financial need, gender, ethnicity or nationality. A similar memorial award has also been set up at Stanford University.

Awardees

  • 2017-2018 Matin Amani
  • 2015-2016 Seth Fortuna
  • 2013-2014 Michael Eggleston, Thai Tran
  • 2011-2012 Amit Lakhani
  • 2009-2010 Pratik Patel
  • 2007-2008 David Garmire
  • 2005-2006 Josephine B. Chang
  • 2004-2005 Michael A. Scarpulla
  • 2003-2004 Pei-Cheng Ku
  • 2002-2003 Junqiao Wu
  • 2001-2002 Qiang Lu
  • 2000-2001 Yijian Chen
  • 1999-2000 Danielle R. Chamberlin
  • 1998-1999 Henry Hieslmair
  • 1997-1998 Timothy Brosnihan
  • 1996-1997 Chris Keller
  • 1995-1996 Yong Chen
  • 1994-1995 Charles R. Sullivan
  • 1993-1994 David Aaron Botkin
  • 1992-1993 Gary Fedder
  • 1991-1992 John Wolk
  • 1990-1991 Richard Ferguson
  • 1989-1990 Ken Khachaturyan
  • 1988-1989 Hing Wong
  • 1987-1988 Yu-Chong Tai
  • 1986-1987 Ramamoorthy Ramesh
  • 1985-1986 Mark Sherwin
  • 1984-1985 Dennis Polla
  • 1983-1984 Nancy Haegel
  • 1981-1982 Tzu-Yin Chiu
  • 1978-1979 Clifford Drawley
  • 1977-1978 Barry C. Chin
  • 1976-1977 Robert W. Westervelt