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Nishi named research director of Center for Integrated Systems

Professor Yoshio Nishi has been appointed research director of the Center for Integrated Systems (CIS), effective Oct. 1, Jim Plummer, dean of the School of Engineering, has announced. Nishi succeeds Robert Dutton, the Robert and Barbara Kleist Professor in the School of Engineering, who served 12 years in the position.

Plummer called Nishi "a perfect choice for leading CIS" and noted his distinguished career at Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments, where he was senior vice president and director of research and development until 2002.

In his new role, Nishi will drive the center's research agenda to match the needs of industrial partners with the interests and expertise of Stanford faculty and students.

Nishi has been a consulting professor at Stanford since 1986. In May 2002, he became director of the Stanford Nanofabrication Facility, which he will continue to direct, and a professor (research) in the Electrical Engineering Department, with the goal of building a research program in nanoscale silicon devices and technology.

Nishi earned a bachelor's degree in metallurgy from Waseda University in Japan and a doctorate in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and winner of the 1995 IEEE Jack Morton Award and the 2002 Robert Noyce Medal.


By Dawn Levy

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