University of California, Irvine

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

About the school

The Henry Samueli School of Engineering

Founded as the School of Engineering in 1965 with just three faculty members and 75 students declaring engineering majors; the school today serves more than 4,000 students, providing an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. With 12 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, the school's mission is to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity.

In 1999, the school was renamed The Henry Samueli School of Engineering after the philanthropist and co-founder, chairman and chief technical officer of Broadcom Inc.

The school includes six academic departments: biomedical engineering; chemical & bimolecular engineering; civil & environmental engineering; electrical engineering & computer science; materials science & engineering; and mechanical & aerospace engineering.Leaders in their disciplines, the school's 139 faculty members have achieved worldwide recognition for their pioneering research and dedicated teaching. Nearly a third are fellows in professional societies, and 14 are members of the National Academy of Engineering. The school has eight endowed chairs, eight Distinguished Professors and four Chancellor's Professors.

Michael Green, Interim Dean

Since joining UCI’s electrical engineering and computer science department in 1997, Professor Green has served in a range of academic leadership positions including his current role since 2017 as associate dean for undergraduate studies and as department chair from 2009-2014. He also served on the faculty at Stony Brook University and worked as an integrated circuit design engineer at National Semiconductor Corporation and Newport Communications (now part of Broadcom Inc.).

Professor Green earned his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His current research interests include the design of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for use in applications including high-speed communication networks and biomedical devices. He has published more than 120 papers in technical journals and conferences and has received six patents. He has been recognized with several teaching and industry honors including the Award for New Technical Concepts in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 1, the Guillemin-Cauer Award of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society and the W. R. G. Baker Award from IEEE.

Corporate Partnerships

The Samueli School fosters partnerships with the corporate community to enhance the flow of research, technology, talent and personal contact between the school and high-tech companies. The Corporate Partners Program is offered to ensure that the Samueli School builds lasting relationships that cultivate technological excellence and innovation while creating opportunities to share knowledge.

Focused Research

Research is integral to the school's mission to educate students and benefit society. Engineering faculty pursue investigations that are timely, socially responsible and forward thinking. They work in partnership with industry and state and federal agencies to promote the transfer of research to applications that improve lives. More than two-thirds of undergraduate students actively participate in faculty-led projects. Current research thrusts include communications and information technology, human health, energy and sustainability, and advanced manufacturing and materials.

The school is equipped with top-notch experimental facilities and a state-of-the-art computational infrastructure, occupying more than 295,000 square feet on campus. It houses or is affiliated with the following research facilities:

  • Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP)
  • Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic
  • California Institute for Telecommunications & Information Technology (Calit2)
  • Center for Pervasive Communications & Computing
  • Center for Advanced Design & Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM)
  • Center for Embedded Computer Systems
  • Center for Hydrometeorology & Remote Sensing
  • Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology
  • FABWorks
  • Institute of Transportation Studies
  • Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF)
  • National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC)
  • Networked Systems Center
  • Laboratory for Electron & X-ray Instrumentation (LEXI)
  • Laboratory for Fluorescence Dynamics
  • Rapidtech
  • UCI Combustion Laboratory
  • Water-Energy Nexus Center

By the Numbers (2017-18)

  • Full-time faculty: 139
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 3,728
  • Graduate enrollment: 961
  • Ranked 35th in U.S. News & World Report's current listing of best engineering graduate schools