Nicolaos (Nick) G. Alexopoulos was born in Athens, Greece in 1942. He graduated from the 8th Gymnasium in 1959. He earned his BSEE (1964), MSEE (1967), and PhD (1968) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Before joining Broadcom Corporation, Dr. Alexopoulos served as the Dean of the Henry Samueli School of Engineering at University of California at Irvine (UCI) from 1997-2008. He was a member of the faculty at the Henry Samuel School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1969 where he served as Chair of the Electrical Engineering Department from 1987-1992 and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs (1986-87) and before taking his post as Dean at UCI.
Dr. Alexopoulos was elected an IEEE Fellow "For contributions to the understanding of substrate-superstrate effects on printed circuit antennas and integrated microwave circuits." He was elected to the United States National Academy of Engineering "For contributions to microwave circuits, antennas, and structures for low observable technologies, and for contributions in engineering education".
Dr. Alexopoulos is Highly Cited in Computer Science and has received two IEEE Best Journal Paper Awards. He and his students have published more than 300 journals and are referenced in conference publications and book chapters. He also holds several US patents. He has received Honorary Doctorates from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece and Chapman University in California.
Besides his high tech involvement in academia and industry he is interested in the history of technology and the tracing of civilization migrations through archetypes. He has given general subject lectures in the past on topics such as: "The Genesis and Destruction of the First Research University: The Library/Museum of Alexandria," and "Spiraling Shapes: A Journey from Pre-Historic Times to Modern High Tech Applications."