Ikhlaq Sidhu, chief scientist, Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership
Professor Ikhlaq Sidhu is founder and chief Scientist of the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership in UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, and faculty director of the college's Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (CET). He joined the Berkeley faculty in 2005 as founding director of CET, which has become the cornerstone of the Fung Institute.
In 2009, Sidhu was named the 2009 Emerging Area Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at UC Berkeley, for his contributions to this new research and teaching area at Berkeley. He was awarded 3Com’s “Inventor of the Year” award in 1999, and has been granted over 60 U.S. patents in networking technology, IP telephony and PDA functionality.