Nicolaos G. Alexopoulos, dean of UC Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering, received the prestigious Engineering the Future Lifetime Achievement Award for his numerous contributions to education, research, investment and innovation. Alexopoulous was honored at the 15th Annual American Electronics Association High-Tech Innovation Awards Dinner and Technology Showcase. “We are proud to count him among the AeA family that is helping to ‘advance the business of technology’ in Southern California through engineering at UCI,” said Don Hicks, executive director of the AeA Orange County Council. AeA is the nation’s largest technology trade association and represents all segments of the high-tech industry.