Dear Colleagues,

The Fulton Schools of Engineering promotes a culture of translating its innovations and creating positive impact on the economy through its creative activities. To that end, the Fulton Entrepreneurial Professors Program supports the translational efforts of its faculty, particularly as they relate to technology and product commercialization and the formation of new companies.

I am pleased to announce the first class of Fulton Entrepreneurial Professors, each with a two-year appointment:

  • Gail-Joon Ahn, Associate Professor, School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering
  • Lawrence Clark, Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • Yong-Hang Zhang, Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering

About the Fulton Entrepreneurial Professors Program
Initiated in the 2011-2012 academic year, the Fulton Entrepreneurial Professors Program is an annual competition; awards may be made biannually. Selected via a competitive proposal process, these faculty are appointed for one- to two-year terms and may re-compete for subsequent appointments. Faculty selected for this program will be designated “Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor” for the duration of their one- to two-year appointment and will have reduced instructional and service obligations to free-up time for their entrepreneurial activities. Fulton Schools of Engineering provides release time as the primary benefit of this program. Additional support may be available as seed funding for prototype or proof-of-concept or hiring research or tenured/tenure-track faculty to oversee the Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor’s student-based research group during the appointment period. Mentoring and intellectual property support will be available through the Arizona Technology Enterprises Venture Catalyst Program.

Thank you to everyone who submitted proposals.

Paul Westerhoff
Associate Dean for Research

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