1998 Monie A. Ferst Award
Innovative electrical engineer Chenming Hu at the University of California at Berkeley received the 1998 Monie A. Ferst Award. A professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences, Hu has focused on the theory of integrated-circuit devices, and especially on metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) device physics and engineering, for which he has achieved world renown. He holds nine patents, including two that are in commercial production. In 1997, he was awarded the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Enginneers' (IEEE) Morton Technical Achievement Award for "outstanding technical leadership in the field of MOS device reliability." He has written or co-authored four books and more than 500 research papers, and has supervised 60 doctoral students. A member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the IEEE, Hu received the Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997. He also received the Technical Excellence Award and the Outstanding Inventor Award from the Semiconductor Research Corporation.