Trustee Term Chair in SEAS: Dr. Bonnell
Dawn A. Bonnell has been named Trustee Term Professor of Materials
Science and Engineering. Dr. Bonnell is an alumna of the University
of Michigan, where she received her bachelor's degree in 1983
and her Ph.D. in 1986. She joined the faculty of the School of
Engineering in 1988 after working as a Research Scientist at IBM
Thomas Watson Research Center. At Penn, Dr. Bonnell also serves
as Director of the Center for Science and Engineering of Nanoscale
Systems, which was created to foster research and educational
activities in nanoscale science and engineering. The Center involves
faculty from SEAS, SAS and SOM. She currently is Chair of the
Dean's Committee on Nanoscience and Technology and Chair of the
Provost's strategic planning committee on Academic Priorities
in Technological Innovation.
Dr. Bonnell's research is in nanometer scale
phenomena at interfaces involving atomic imaging; electronic structure
and bonding related to nanometer variation in optical, magnetic,
and electrical, properties; charge mediated assembly of nanoelectronics;
and proximity effects in functional and biomolecular nanostructures.
Dr. Bonnell is a fellow of the American Ceramic
Society and a member of the Materials Research Society, AVS: Science
and Technology Society and the American Physical Society.
"Dawn has worked tirelessly to build
and promote the School's research and its visibility in nanotechnology,"
said Dean Eduardo Glandt. "This chair appointment will further
assist her in accomplishing her research goals and in contributing
to the goals of the School."
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 19, January 22, 2002
January 22, 2002
Volume 48 Number 19