Constance J. Chang-Hasnain

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Constance J. Chang-Hasnain
Born (1960-10-01) 1 October 1960 (age 57)
Alma mater
Known for
Scientific career
Fields Electrical Engineering
Doctoral advisor John Roy Whinnery

Constance J. Chang-Hasnain is an electrical engineer, and the John R. Whinnery Chair Professor and Associate Dean Associate Dean for Strategic Alliances, College of Engineering, the University of California, Berkeley.[1]

She obtained a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Davis in 1982, an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She was a Member of Technical Staff at Bellcore 1987-1992 and Assistant Professor at Stanford University 1992-95.

She is a Fellow of the IEEE, OSA, and IEE, and Editor for the IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technologies.[2]

Her research interests include VCSELs, high contrast gratings, and nanostructure growth.[3]


  • 1994 IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award
  • 2000 Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society of Engineering Education
  • 2003 IEEE William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award
  • 2005 Gilbreth Lecturer Award
  • 2007 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award, Optical Society of America
  • 2009 Guggenheim Fellow[4]
  • 2009 Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung Foundation
  • 2008-2013 Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (formerly National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellowship)
  • 2011 IEEE David Sarnoff Award[5]
  • 2015 UNESCO Medal For the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
  • 2018 Elected Member, National Academy of Engineering


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-14. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Constance Chang-Hasnain | EECS at UC Berkeley". 2012-11-25. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Constance Chang-Hasnain Research Group Website at UC Berkeley". 2011-03-01. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Constance J. Chang-Hasnain - John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation". Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  5. ^ "David Sarnoff Award Recipients". IEEE. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 

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