UWM: UWM Vice Chancellor For Research to Give Keynote at MIT Technology Awards

Issued by: Laura L. Hunt, 414-229-6447; llhunt@uwm.edu


MILWAUKEE – Abbas Ourmazd, Vice Chancellor for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual MIT Club of Wisconsin Technology Awards on Friday, March 10, at the Country Spring Hotel in Waukesha.

Ourmazd will speak on “Turning Knowledge into Dollars” in a lively look at UWM’s strategy for expanding its research enterprise and extramural funding.

The MIT Club of Wisconsin Technology Achievement Awards recognize those making major contributions to Wisconsin’s economy through technological innovation. The 2006 awardees are:

• Johnson Controls, Milwaukee – Large Company Award Winner

• Tomotherapy, Madison – Small Company Award Winner
• James Dahlberg, UW-Madison – Individual Award Winner

The MIT Club of Wisconsin is an alumni organization of 567 MIT alumni living in Wisconsin.

Ourmazd has an extensive background in academic, industrial, and entrepreneurial settings. His academic interests span a wide range, including nanoscale materials, semiconductor physics, and wireless systems, with research, teaching, and administrative positions at the Universities of Oxford in England, and Brandenburg in Germany. Ourmazd has worked as a researcher and in management at Lucent’s Bell Labs, led a German national laboratory, and launched two high-tech companies, one of which he still leads as chairman.