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Two Professors Promoted to Interim Leadership Positions

December 8, 2003

Dr. Bill Carroll, dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, has announced the promotion of two professors to interim leadership positions. Dr. Roger D. Goolsby will direct the Materials Science & Engineering Program and Dr. Zeynep Çelik-Butler will direct the Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility. The changes were brought about by the promotion of Dr. Ron Elsenbaumer to associate vice president for research at UTA.

Roger D. Goolsby, Ph.D., is a professor of materials science and mechanical engineering. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UTA in 1967 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Metallurgy from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968 and 1971, respectively. Before beginning his teaching career at UTA in 1980, Dr. Goolsby held senior positions at LTV Aerospace and Shell Development.

Dr. Goolsby’s research interests include fracture and fatigue, deformation mechanics, structure/ property relationships, polymers and metal matrix composites. He is a registered professional engineer in Texas and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Materials International, the American Society for Testing and Materials, Pi Tau Sigma mechanical engineering honor society and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.

Zeynep Çelik-Butler, Ph.D., a professor of electrical engineering, came to UTA in the fall of 2002 from Southern Methodist University. She received dual B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering and physics from Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 1982. Dr. Çelik-Butler received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering in 1984 and 1987, respectively, from the University of Rochester. She was an IBM Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1983 to 1984 and an Eastman Kodak Pre-doctoral Fellow from 1985 to 1987.

Dr. Celik-Butler’s research interests include microelectromechanical systems, infrared detectors, noise in semiconductor and superconductor devices, and high Tc-superconductivity. She has four patents and has written four book chapters and over 100 journal and conference publications in these fields. Dr. Çelik-Butler is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and a member of the American Physical Society and Eta Kappa Nu, the electrical engineering honor society.