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Maziar Joins ORAU Board of Directors

University of Notre Dame VP brings electrical, computer engineering expertise

April 14, 2009

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) announced the addition of Dr. Christine Maziar to its Board of Directors during its 64th Annual Meeting of the ORAU Council of Sponsoring Institutions. The board provides policy and fiduciary oversight of ORAU operations for its membership.

Christine Maziar

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Maziar currently serves as vice president and senior associate provost for the University of Notre Dame, where she provides oversight for the development of the academic budget, for the faculty appointment process, for the non-tenure track faculty promotion process, and for the implementation of the strategic plan.

“ORAU has long been known as a model organization for its work in connecting the research capacity of Oak Ridge and the other DOE National Laboratories to research and educational infrastructure of an important cross section of our nation’s universities,” said Maziar. “In doing so, ORAU serves aspects of the core missions of both the national laboratories and the universities. It is a privilege and an honor to serve on ORAU’s board in order to promote this important work.”

Prior to Notre Dame, Maziar served the University of Minnesota as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, dean of the graduate school, and professor of electrical and computer engineering. Maziar was also vice provost and professor of electrical and computer engineering at The University of Texas, Austin.

From 2000-2002, Maziar served as the chair of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation Graduate Deans and chaired the Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee for Minnesota from 1998-2001. She was appointed in 2001 to the Minnesota Technology Enterprise Board and also is a member of the Commission on University of Minnesota Excellence, which was established by the Minnesota Legislature.

Maziar is a member of the Purdue Engineering Visiting Committee, the Cornell Engineering Visiting Committee, and the University Advisory Committee of the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC). In 2000, she received the Outstanding Electrical Engineer Award from Purdue University and the Distinguished Engineer Award in 2003. In addition, Maziar received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1990 and the SRC’s Technical Excellence Award in 1992.

Maziar’s research interests involve developing models and computer simulation tools that describe charge transport in semiconductor device structures, transport phenomena in ultra-small structures, structures under high electric fields, and structures composed of superlattices or novel materials. She has authored or coauthored more than 150 research publications and presentations.

ORAU provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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