ATIC, UAEU appoint semi-conductor research Prof

Professor Boser joins UAEU from University of California, Berkeley

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ATIC, UAEU appoint semi-conductor research Prof ATIC and UAEU have appointed Professor Boser to the newly created ATIC Professorship for Semiconductor Research.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 30, 2011

Professor Bernhard E Boser from the University of California, Berkeley has been appointed to the newly created ATIC Professorship for Semiconductor Research, according to ATIC and United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).

Boser joins the UAEU from the faculty of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. The professor is a specialist in advanced technology and his research interests lie in the area of analogue and mixed signal circuits, with a special emphasis on analogue-digital interface circuits (ADCs) and micromechanical sensors and actuators.

"I am delighted to welcome Professor Boser to the post of ATIC Professorship for Semiconductor Research. Professor Boser's calibre and experience as a leading innovator in his field will bring immeasurable benefit to our work to establish a thriving ecosystem for research and innovation in the Emirate. The appointment also reflects ATIC's ongoing commitment to support the alignment of research with industry demand," said Sami Issa, executive director, Abu Dhabi Ecosystem Development Unit, ATIC.

Boser's appointment is a result of the previously announced MoU between ATIC and the UAEU.

"I am very much looking forward to taking up this new opportunity as the inaugural ATIC Professor for Semiconductor Research. It is an exciting prospect to be participating in the nurture and establishment of a thriving ecosystem for research and innovation in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. By establishing new graduate degree programmes and research efforts in Microelectronics at UAEU and through intensifying the collaboration between UAEU and the University of California, Berkeley, I hope that my tenure will encourage more students to participate in this exciting field of work," said Boser.

Boser will begin his tenure during the new 2011-2012 academic year for a three year tenure.

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