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Current Issue: August 19, 2002
Volume 38, Number 3

Salazar named PNM Chair in Microsystems

Andres C. SalazarAndres 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.

The PNM 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.

“This 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.”

Salazar’s 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 master’s degree in electrical engineering from UNM. His undergraduate degrees from UNM are in math and electrical engineering.

Besides teaching courses in both the engineering and business areas, Salazar will be involved in helping to grow the microsystems industry base in New Mexico.