named PNM Chair in Microsystems
C. Salazar, New Mexico native and UNM graduate with a Ph.D.
in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, has
been selected PNM Chair in Microsystems, Commercialization and
Technology. He will fill the position beginning this fall.
Chair, with the title of professor, is a joint appointment between
the School of Engineering and the Anderson Schools of Management,
and funded by the PNM Foundation to help provide world-class
instruction in the commercialization of and advanced training
in microsystems technology.
chair is a nice fit with the PNM Foundation, said Barbara
Barsky, past-president of the PNM Foundation and a member of
the search committee, because the foundation is focused
on improving educational opportunities in the state. One way
to accomplish this goal is to support outstanding faculty who
will challenge students to achieve greatness.
experience is a mix of engineering, research and business development
and leadership. In addition to his doctorate, he also has a
M.B.A. from Ebinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University
in Scotland and a masters degree in electrical engineering
from UNM. His undergraduate degrees from UNM are in math and
teaching courses in both the engineering and business areas,
Salazar will be involved in helping to grow the microsystems
industry base in New Mexico.