The third time might be the charm, but the fourth gift is the most transformative. At least that’s the case for Mukund Padmanabhan, MS ’89, PhD ’92, who recently gave his fourth gift — this one in the amount of $2.5 million — to UCLA Samueli School of Engineering.
Padmanabhan’s three previous donations, each $500,000, support the Guru Krupa Foundation fellowships in Electrical Engineering. The new $2.5 million contribution will create the Mukund Padmanabhan Systems Scaling Technology Laboratory in Engineering VI.
Padmanabhan, who lives in New York, is committed to helping UCLA cement its role as a premier research institution. “When I learned that UCLA wanted to advance the frontiers of 3-D integrated circuit design, I felt that this was the right project to further extend my commitment to the school,” he says.
The new lab will be dedicated to making advances in the performance and cost-effectiveness of systems with extensive commercial and industrial applications.
Published June 2015