Dr. Ben G. Streetman is Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, and held the Dula D. Cockrell Centennial Chair in Engineering prior to his retirement in 2010. His primary area of scholarship is semiconductor materials and devices. After receiving the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin (1966) he was on the faculty (1966-1982) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He returned to The University of Texas at Austin in 1982. Dr. Streetman was Dean of the Cockrell School of Engineering from 1996 to 2008.
Dr. Streetman founded the Microelectronics Research Center in 1984 and was Director until August 31, 1996, when he was appointed as Dean. His teaching and research have been recognized by the Cockrell School of Engineering, which honored him as a Distinguished Graduate and with the General Dynamics Award for Excellence in Engineering Teaching. He has also received the Dad's Association Centennial Teaching Fellowship for 1996-97, in recognition of his teaching of undergraduates. He was awarded the Education Medal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest professional engineering society with more than 300,000 members worldwide. In 1998 he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Streetman is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and is a Fellow of the IEEE and the Electrochemical Society. He was awarded the AT&T Foundation Award of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), and has received the Frederick Emmons Terman Medal of the ASEE, and the Heinrich Welker medal. Dr. Streetman has served on the Science and Technology Advisory Council for ALCOA and the Research Advisory Committee for United Technologies Corp.
He serves on the National Academy of Science Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable, and on several other panels and committees in industry and government. He has served on the Board of Directors for National Instruments, Global Marine, and Zix Corporation. He is the author of the book SOLID STATE ELECTRONIC DEVICES (Prentice Hall: 1972, 1980, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005) which is used throughout the world in four languages, and has published more than 290 technical articles. Thirty-four students of Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics have received their doctorates under his direction.