Anwar Hasan, an electrical and computer engineering professor, has been appointed associate dean, research and external partnerships. His three-year term begins January 1, 2013. Hasan will succeed Rick Culham who has served in the role for the past four years.
"I am extremely grateful to Rick for his dedicated service to Engineering and want to thank him for his significant efforts in developing new opportunities and raising our profile during his term as Associate Dean," said Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan in a memo to engineering staff and faculty.
The Faculty has doubled its externally-funded research activities since 2006 with new industry partnerships reaching all-time highs. Sullivan said Culham's office was instrumental in supporting the rapid expansion and coordinating major applications with the university's research office. [appointment announcement]