ABOUT AAEOY

Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) award, is a national annual recognition platform to honor outstanding Asian American professionals in Science and Engineering for their technical, leadership and public services achievements. As a part of the Discover E (previously known as National Engineers Week) program, AAEOY was first introduced in 2002. This event has since become a prestigious and important forum for Corporate America, Academia, and Government entities in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. AAEOY Awardees are role models and source of inspiration for all Americans STEM communities. Since 2002, hundreds of Asian-American professionals from leading US corporations, prestigious research institutions, government branches as well as US Armed Forces have been selected as the recipients of this prestigious Award. In addition, special “Distinguished Awards” were also presented to honor and celebrate the achievements of Asian Americans with global statures and influences. Past Distinguished Awardees included Nobel Laureates, scholars, academia leaders, key corporate executives and astronauts.

Past AAEOY

2020-2021 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Leadership in Technology Award

Ms. Anne Chow CEO, AT&T Business

Distinguish Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Jensen Huang Founder, President and CIO, NVIDIA

Asian American Executive of the Year Award

Dr. Gurshaman Baweja Senior Vice President and CIO IT Services, Texas Instruments
Dr. Mukesh Khare Senior Vice President Hybrid Cloud, IBM Research
Dr. Mukesh Khare Senior Vice President Aeromechanics Technology, The Boeing Company
Ms. Jennifer Zhao Executive Vice President & GM Advanced Solutions Division, AMS
2019 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguish Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Morris Chang Founder, former Chairman and CEO Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Tsu-Jae King Liu Dean and Roy W. Carlson Professor of Engineering University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Chi-Foon Chan President & co-CEO Synopsys
Dr. Zhijan "James" Chen Professor, Investigator of Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Asian American Executives of the Year

Mr. Gary Hamatani Chief Project Engineer The Boeing Company
2018 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguish Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Sundar Pichai CEO, Google

Distinguished Executive of the Year Award

Dr. Yitang Zhang The Boeing Company

Asian American Engineer of the Year Award

Thomas J. Bueno US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Mei Cai General Motors
Mickey Iqbal IBM
Dr. Sreenivasan Koduri Texas Instruments
Dr. Shelly Li Idaho National Laboratory
Dr. Shengyi Liu The Boeing Company
Dr. Hy Tran Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Jaya Shankar Tumuluru Idaho National Laboratories
Dr. Grant Wang The Boeing Company

Asian American Most Promising Engineer of the Year

Dr. Rian Mustafa Bahrayn Los Alamos National Laboratory
Jennifer Lam-Nguyen Pham US Naval Air Command Systems
2017 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Chin-Pao Huang University of Delaware

Distinguished Science & Technology Award

Professor Nam Pro Suh M.I.T.

Asian American Executive of the Year

Jenette Ramos The Boeing Company Dr. David Ku Microsoft Tony Chang Huawei Dr. Benson Shen Lightel

Asian American Engineer of the Year

D. Guijun Wang The Boeing Company
Gaurav Sareen Microsoft
D. Guozhong Cao SCBA
Joy Chik Microsoft
Seema Deshpande Texas Instruments
D. Irene A. Erteza Sandia N. Laboratory
Ambrose Nam Lockheed Martin
David Lu AT&T
D. Ye Ouyang Verizon Wireless
Sipex Sun US Army
2016 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Henry T. Yang U.C. Santa Barbara

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Manjul Bhargava Princeton University

Asian American Engineer of the Year

Dr. Pratyush Kumar Boeing
Dr. Rongsheng Li Boeing
Steven Chun Boeing
Xiaolin Lu Texas Instruments
Dr. Peling Wu-Smith General Motors Global R&D
Dr. David E. Lee Northrop Grumman Corporation
Srinivas Dixit Lockheed Martin
Dr. Amy Sun Lockheed Martin
Jack Cheung Lockheed Martin
Tian Ma Sandia N. Laboratories
James K. Choung U.S. Army
Ryo Nakamoto U.S. Army
2015 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Victor J Dzau National Academy of Sciences

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Shuji Nakamura U.C. Santa Barbara

Asian American Engineer of the Year

Dr. Anne Kao Boeing
Dr. Philip T. Chiu Boeing
SanJive Agarwala Texas Instruments
Dr. Yu-Dong Yao Stevens Institute of Technology
Katherine Pendergraph Northrop Grumman Corporation
Mahresh Kalva Lockheed Martin
Dr. YC Yiu Lockheed Martin
Tina Lim Lockheed Martin
Dr. Guozhu Long Huawei Technologies
Dr. Somuri V. Prasad Sandia N. Laboratories
Dr. Patrick L. Feng Sandia N. Laboratories
CC. George C.S. Chan Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan
Dr. Paul Shang Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division
Dr. Naveed M. Hussain Boeing
2014 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Sanjay Mehrotra SanDisk Corporation

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Ernest Kuh U.C. Berkeley

Asian American Engineer of the Year

Dr. Sanjay K. Mehta Naval Undersea Warfare Center
Raj Tanwar Lockheed Martin
Dr. Weidong Song Boeing
Linh Dang Northrop Grumman Corporation
Matthew Lee CECOM, SEC, U.S. Army
Chyau Shen Naval Air Systems Command
Dr. Ruchir Puri IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center
Dr. Jin Zhao Texas Instruments
Dr. Ye-Chen Pan General Motors
Geeth M. Chettiar Lockheed Martin
Anh Vu Communications and Antennas T & E Branch, Naval Air Warfare
Dr. Tim Fu Siemens
Lance A. Hidano Boeing
Lihn Trieu-Pham CECOM, SEC, U.S. Army
Richard Watanabe Naval Surface Warfare Center
Dwight K. Yamada Northrop Grumman
Dr. Yifeng Wang Sandia N. Laboratories
Jatin Mehta Lockheed Martin
Dr. Shanying Zeng Boeing
Dr. Tim Fu Siemens
Cam Chinh Donohue Naval War College
2013 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Subra Suresh National Science Foundation

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Alfred Y. Cho Bell Labs, Alcatel Lucent

Asian American Executive  of the Year

Darrel Uchima Naval Undersea Warfare Center Dr. Shue-Jane Thompson Lockheed Martin Julia Liuson Microsoft Bradley Furukawa Northrop Grumman Corporation Dr. Kun-Shan Lin Texas Instruments RADM. Jonathan Yuen U.S. Navy

Asian American Engineer  of the Year

Ronald Y. MorinishiBoeing
Dr. JianYing Hu IBM
Nam K. Bui Lockheed Martin
Wayne A. Wong NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Jeffrey Y. Tsao Sandia N. Laboratories
Dr. Thomas C. Fu U.S. Navy
Dr. Dayong Gao University of Washington
Praveen Atreya Verizon

Most Promising Engineer  of the Year

Sun min Jung Boeing
James Wei Lockheed Martin
Dr. Helena K.L. Chan Northrop Grumman
2012 AAEOY Home Page

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Alice S. Huang California Institute of Technology

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Venkatesh Narayanamurti Harvard Kennedy School

Asian American Executive of the Year

Iris Fujiura Bombelyn Lockheed Martin Liem W. Vu Boeing

Asian American Engineer of the Year

Dr. Ruth C. Cheng U.S. Army Crops of Engineers
Dr. Hongyou Fan Sandia N. Laboratories
Dilip S. Gokhale Lockheed Martin
Dr. Linda M. Hihara-Endo U.S. Army Crops of Engineers
Jae-Yoo Ko Department of the Navy
Tommy Lam Lockheed Martin
Dr. Ming Lau Sandia N. Laboratories
Dr. Wai Lee Texas Instruments
Allen G. Lim Department of the Navy
Kathy Moon Northrop Grumman
Dr. Parthasarathy Ramanujam Boeing
Rekha R. Rao Sandia N. Laboratories
Chung-Lung Kevin Shum IBM
Dr. Tony Y. Torng Boeing
Dr. Dongming Zhu NASA Glenn Research Center

Distinguished Lifetime Achievement

Dr. Chengming Calvin Hu U.C. Berkeley

Distinguished Science & Technology

Dr. Ei-ichi Negishi Purdue University

Asian American Executive  of the Year

Dr. Ramakrishna Desiraju IBM Yung A. Le Lockheed Martin Anne Ostroff Northrop Grumman Mahesh C. Reddy Boeing Dr. Harry Shum Microsoft

Asian American Leadership Awards

Dr. Manu Sharma Boeing Dr. Sang J. Lee Lockheed Martin Gaurang Shah Texas Instruments

Asian American Engineer  of the Year

Dr. Xuedong Huang Microsoft
Dr. Subramanian S. Iyer IBM
Dr. Meng-Sing Liou NASA Glenn Research Center
Dr. Army Lo Northrop Grumman
Guy Niizawa Lockheed Martin
Dr. Jinrong Qian Texas Instruments
Dr. Jian-Juei Wang Boeing
Dr. Pin Yang Sandia N. Laboratories
Christopher Higa Northrop Grumman
Capt. Jon Hill U.S. Navy

Asian American Most Promising Engineer  of the Year

Carrie Shiu Boeing
Quoc Trieu Lockheed Martin
Dr. Ying Xia Naval Undersea Warfare Center

New Faces of Engineering 2011

Dr. Lingjia Liu Samsung Electronics
Alex Chao Boeing