Mines research VP named Materials Research Society Fellow

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Mines research VP named Materials Research Society Fellow

GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 25, 2008 – John Poate, Colorado School of Mines vice president for research and technology transfer, has been appointed to the inaugural class of fellows for the Materials Research Society.

He will be recognized in March at the 2008 MRS spring meeting in San Francisco. The title of MRS Fellow honors MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and their outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research, world-wide. The maximum number of new Fellow appointments each year is limited to 0.2 percent of the current MRS membership.

Poate is an internationally recognized expert in science and technology with a distinguished career in academia and industry. He obtained his Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics at the Australian National University.

Most of his research career was pursued at Bell Labs where he headed the Silicon Processing Research Department. Since then he has served as dean of the College of Science and Liberal Arts at New Jersey Institute of Technology and chief technology officer of a semiconductor capital equipment company.

His awards and distinctions include Fellow of the American Physical Society, President of the Materials Research Society, Chair of the NATO Physical Sciences and Engineering Panel, winner of the John Bardeen Award of the Metallurgical Society, and appointment to the inaugural class of Fellows for the Materials Research Society.

Founded in 1874, Colorado School of Mines was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, the School has an international reputation for excellence in both engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the Earth's resources. For more information about Colorado School of Mines, visit www.mines.edu.

Karen Gilbert, Public Relations Specialist
303-273-3541 / Karen.Gilbert@is.mines.edu

Marsha Williams, Director of Integrated Marketing Communications
303-273-3326 / marswill@mines.edu

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