Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Magnusson named Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics

Abstract:
Dr. Robert Magnusson has been appointed to the Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics, a $5 million endowed chair for The University of Texas at Arlington.

A $1 million gift from Texas Instruments is being coupled with $1 million from UT Arlington to make up the $2 million permanent endowment for the chair. Additional funding of $2.5 million is provided by the state's Emerging Technology Fund along with $500,000 from the UT System STARS (Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention) Program for a total commitment of $5 million.

Magnusson named Texas Instruments Distinguished University Chair in Nanoelectronics

ARLINGTON, TX | Posted on September 24th, 2008

The official announcement will be made at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the atrium of Nedderman Hall, 416 S. Yates St.

Dr. Magnusson taught at UT Arlington from 1984-98, and served as chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering here from 1998-2001. He also is the founder and chief technology officer for Resonant Sensors Inc.

"We are so pleased that Dr. Magnusson has returned to Maverick country," UT Arlington President James D. Spaniolo said. "Texas Instruments - always an insightful player in future technology - recognizes the value of Dr. Magnusson's research. And they have backed up that keen perception with a generous contribution to this endowed chair. We look forward to future collaborations with Texas Instruments."

"TI's grant makes a strong statement - we believe in the exciting future of nanoelectronics and in the solid research capabilities of UTA," said Philip J. Ritter, TI senior vice president of public affairs. "Research strength among our local universities is critical to the future success of our company and our region, and we are pleased to contribute to the funding of this chair."

Dr. Magnusson has developed a new class of nanostructured photonic devices that have applications in lasers, sensors, solar cells and display technology. Near-term projects include commercialization of new biosensor platforms for drug discovery and medical diagnostics.

The technology could make drug discovery happen in real time instead of waiting hours, days or weeks for results.

"We're looking forward to bringing more of these devices and processes to market," said Dr. Magnusson, who already has obtained dozens of patents on related technology. "We believe that our technology will help revolutionize the medical device and drug discovery industries."

TI Senior Fellow Dr. Robert R. Doering said, "Nanoelectronics innovations will help solve some of the world's most pressing problems such as health care, energy efficiency and safety. Dr. Magnusson's ground-breaking research will develop next-generation solutions where there are issues in medicine today, reducing the time it takes to bring new drugs to market or to determine medical diagnoses."

Arjuna "Arjun" Sanga, associate vice chancellor for Technology Transfer at The University of Texas System, said the researchers who were drawn to UT System institutions are not only leaders with great research track records, but they also understand commercialization and what it takes to create new companies.

"The program has done exactly what we envisioned," Sanga said. "We set out to bring the best people to Texas, and they've come. We are tremendously grateful to Texas Instruments in showing outstanding leadership in participating in this visionary program."

####

About University of Texas at Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Herb Booth
(817) 272-7075

Copyright © University of Texas at Arlington

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Engineers develop new materials for hydrogen storage April 15th, 2014

Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor April 15th, 2014

Tiny particles could help verify goods: Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting April 15th, 2014

A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014

Academic/Education

Director Wally Pfister joins UC Berkeley neuroengineers to discuss the science behind ‘Transcendence’ April 7th, 2014

First annual science week highlights STEM pipeline and partnerships: UB, SUNY Buffalo State and ECC team up with the City of Buffalo and its schools for April 7-11 events April 3rd, 2014

Global 450 consortium announces new general manager of internal operations: TSMC’s Cheng-Chung Chien Receives Unanimous Support, Brings History of Innovation and Efficiency to Global Consortium of Companies Driving Industry Transition to 450mm Wafer Technology March 26th, 2014

NanoTecNexus to Host "Chemistry of Wine" Fundraiser in Support of STEM Education - Collaborations Key to Success - March 20th, 2014

Nanoelectronics

Better solar cells, better LED light and vast optical possibilities April 12th, 2014

Catching the (Invisible) Wave: UC Santa Barbara researchers create a unique semiconductor that manipulates light in the invisible infrared/terahertz range, paving the way for new and enhanced applications April 11th, 2014

Nanotech Business Review 2013-2014 April 9th, 2014

Preview of Hands-on Nanotechnology Demos at ‘Chemistry of Wine’ Fundraiser to Show Nanotech Magic April 8th, 2014

Announcements

Tiny particles could help verify goods: Chemical engineers hope smartphone-readable microparticles could crack down on counterfeiting April 15th, 2014

A molecular approach to solar power: Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining April 15th, 2014

Targeting cancer with a triple threat: MIT chemists design nanoparticles that can deliver three cancer drugs at a time April 15th, 2014

Biologists Develop Nanosensors to Visualize Movements and Distribution of Plant Stress Hormone April 15th, 2014

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Industry Veteran Fergus Clarke Joins Picodeon as CEO: Appointment comes as Picodeon prepares for growth April 8th, 2014

Peter B. Littlewood appointed Director of Argonne National Laboratory March 26th, 2014

Global 450 consortium announces new general manager of internal operations: TSMC’s Cheng-Chung Chien Receives Unanimous Support, Brings History of Innovation and Efficiency to Global Consortium of Companies Driving Industry Transition to 450mm Wafer Technology March 26th, 2014

Nano Labs Shareholder Update March 8th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE