Ali Shakouri Selected to Head Purdue Nanotechnology Center

"Professor Shakouri is an internationally recognized leader in his areas of specialization in the research field of nanotechnology," said Alan Rebar, executive director of Discovery Park and senior associate vice president for research at Purdue. "We are very pleased and excited to welcome him as the director of Birck, one of our cornerstones for interdisciplinary research here at Purdue."

In addition to leading the Birck Nanotechnology Center, Shakouri, who has been a leading researcher advancing efforts in thermoelectric energy conversion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will serve as professor of electrical and computer engineering at Purdue.