The Committee grieves the passing of Dr. Charles H. Sie, a longtime member and former Vice Chairman of the Southern California region. Dr. Sie passed away on February 27, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Sie studied electrical engineering at Manhattan College and received his Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He later became the first Chinese American Vice President of Engineering at Xerox and was the founding Chairman of Aviva Biosciences, a biochip start-up. After retiring, Dr. Sie was a visiting professor at Nankai University and a special advisor to the Schools of Engineering and Asian American Studies at the University of California Los Angeles.