Caltech scientist to join UA engineering faculty

October 15, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

[Source: University of Arizona Communications] – Edward Keonjian, the “father of microelectronics,” would have been 100 years old on Aug. 14, 2009.

To mark his centennial, the University of Arizona College of Engineering has announced the establishment of the Edward and Maria Keonjian Distinguished Professorship in Microelectronics, the result of a million-dollar endowment by Keonjian and his wife Maria. The first person named to the new post is Wolfgang Fink, who will move to UA from the California Institute of Technology.

Fink is a senior researcher at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the founder and director of the Visual and Autonomous Exploration Systems Research Laboratory at Caltech where he is a visiting associate in physics in the division of physics, mathematics and astronomy. He also holds concurrent appointments as visiting research associate professor of ophthalmology and neurological surgery at the University of Southern California.

For more information: Caltech Scientist to Join UA Engineering Faculty