Charles Fleddermann, 277-2630
Joe Cecchi, 277-5522
Michael Padilla, 277-1816

November 27, 2001

Fleddermann appointed School of Engineering Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Charles B. FleddermannCharles B. Fleddermann has been appointed as the University of New Mexico School of Engineering (SOE) associate dean for academic affairs, effective Spring 2002 semester, announced SOE Dean Joe Cecchi.

Dave Kauffman, current associate dean for academic affairs, will return as full-time professor in the Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department.

Fleddermann is professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE) and currently serves as Associate Chair of EECE.

“Professor Fleddermann has an outstanding record in teaching and research at UNM,” said Cecchi. “He also has served the university extensively at all levels, has been active in professional societies, and has established significant collaborations with external partners. With this range of engagements and experiences, Professor Fleddermann brings to the associate dean position an important faculty perspective and an appreciation of both the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the School and the University.”

Fleddermann said his main priority in this new position is to prepare SOE for its next accreditation visit.

“I also plan to improve the visibility of SOE academic programs, and help improve access to our programs for our local customers,” he said.

Fleddermann joined UNM 16 years ago after receiving his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Professor Fleddermann also received an M.S. in electrical engineering from UIUC, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.

Fleddermann’s main research area is on plasma processing of semiconductor materials. This involves using ionized gases to pattern transistors and other electronic devices during the manufacturing of integrated circuits such as microprocessor chips. He has written a book “Engineering Ethics” which is an undergraduate textbook used by several universities nationwide covering topics related to the professional responsibilities of engineers.


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