2016 Recipients

Oscar Dubón

2016 award recipient

Oscar Dubón joined the Berkeley faculty in 2000. He serves as Professor of Materials Science & Engineering and Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Equity & Inclusion in the College of Engineering.  In addition, he is Faculty Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  As a scholar, Professor Dubón’s research focuses on elucidating the relationship between defects and properties in electronic materials and exploring growth mechanism in semiconductor epitaxy. He is recipient of the U.C.L.A. Citation, Engineering Achievement Award for Student Welfare, TMS Robert Lansing Hardy Award, NSF CAREER award, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Professor Dubón is also a passionate advocate for equity and diversity in STEM fields. In his role as Associate Dean, he leads a broad range of College-wide efforts to foster a more inclusive and diverse engineering community at Berkeley. These include projects related to undergraduate and graduate admissions, advising, student support, K-12 outreach, socially engaged scholarship, faculty recruitment, mentoring, and College climate.

Professor Dubón received his B.S. from U.C.L.A. and his M.S. and Ph.D. from U.C. Berkeley, all in Materials Science and Engineering. Before joining the Berkeley faculty, he completed postdoctoral appointments both here on our campus and at Harvard University.