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New research liaison strengthens JVIC, faculty collaboration

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dr. Tammy Jahnke, dean of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, along with Dr. Jim Baker, vice president of research and economic development, and Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig have appointed Dr. Kartik Ghosh, professor of physics, astronomy and materials science, to the position of CASE (Center for Applied Science and Engineering) faculty research liaison.

As CASE faculty research liaison, Ghosh will have an office at JVIC and will work with the director of CASE and the CASE staff, along with JVIC corporate affiliates, to develop collaborations between CNAS faculty and CASE and/or JVIC corporate affiliates. The director of CASE, Matt Curry, supervises current CASE staff and facilities at JVIC. As the director and a scientist, Curry is involved with a variety of CASE projects with JVIC corporate affiliates and other companies. This unique appointment of Ghosh as a CASE faculty research liaison will further the collaborations between JVIC and Missouri State students and faculty.

“We support this opportunity to strengthen the collaboration between CNAS and JVIC,” stated Allen Kunkel, associate vice president for economic development and the director of JVIC. “We look forward Dr. Ghosh’s involvement as we explore the capabilities and expertise that exists within CNAS to enhance both CASE and JVIC corporate affiliate technologies.”

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Missouri State University is a public, comprehensive metropolitan system with a statewide mission in public affairs, whose purpose is to develop educated persons. The university’s identity is distinguished by its public affairs mission, which entails a campus-wide commitment to foster expertise and responsibility in ethical leadership, cultural competence and community engagement.

About JVIC
High tech research has found a home at the Roy Blunt Jordan Valley Innovation Center (JVIC). The focus at JVIC, the anchoring facility for IDEA Commons, is environmentally friendly projects with an applied research emphasis on biomaterials, nanotechnology, carbon-based electronics, biomedical instrument development and energy.

College of Natural and Applied Sciences
The College of Natural and Applied Sciences incorporates more than 20 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs along with one cooperative program offered through a partnership with Missouri S&T. The academic departments that make up the college include: biology; chemistry; computer science; engineering; geography, geology and planning; hospitality and restaurant administration; mathematics; and physics, astronomy and materials science. Students have the opportunity for intense hands-on research and internships through a number of outreach and research centers and work alongside faculty who are producing cutting-edge research in their fields.

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