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Çelik-Butler Named Director of Nanotechnology Facility at UTA

December 16, 2004

Zeynep Çelik-Butler, a professor of Electrical Engineering in The University of Texas at Arlington’s College of Engineering, has been named director of UTA’s Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility. She has been the interim director of the facility since December 2003. The promotion, initiated by Dean of Engineering Dr. Bill Carroll, will become effective January 1.

Dr. Çelik-Butler 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. Çelik-Butler’s research interests include microelectromechanical systems, infrared detectors, noise in semiconductor and superconductor devices. She has written four book chapters and more than 120 journal and conference publications in these fields and holds four patents. 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.

About 25 professors in various disciplines at UTA are currently conducting research at the Nanotechnology Research & Teaching Facility. The facility has undergone recent renovations to add laboratory space and technical equipment such as an electron beam writer and a scanning electron microscope. UTA is a member of the Strategic Partnership for Research in Nanotechnology (SPRING), a consortium of six Texas universities conducting research in this developing technology.