The University Record, February 15, 1999

Ulaby to be appointed VP for research

By Jane R. Elgass

The appointment of Fawwaz Ulaby as vice president for research will be recommended to the Regents at their March meeting, effective March 19 pending their approval.

“During his short tenure as interim vice president, Fawwaz has exhibited outstanding leadership skills and a deep understanding of the issues associated with this vital position,” said Provost Nancy Cantor last week in a message to the Regents, executive officers, deans and staff in the Office of the Vice President for Research. “With this background and his extensive knowledge of the University, we anticipate a quick transition to his new role.

“I deeply appreciate Fawwaz’s willingness to serve the University as vice president for research. He brings the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm that are vital for this important position.”

Ulaby became interim vice president for research Jan. 1, succeeding Frederick C. Neidhardt. The R. Jamison and Betty Williams Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ulaby has been with the University since 1984, directing large, interdisciplinary NASA projects aimed at the development of high-resolution satellite sensors for mapping Earth’s terrestrial environment, including forest type, biomass and carbon content.

For the past 10 years he also has served as director of a $13 million NASA-funded Center for Space Terahertz Technology.