Kurinec named engineering fellow

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Santosh Kurinec

Santosh Kurinec, a professor in the electrical and microelectronic engineering department in the Kate Gleason College of Engineering, has been named an IEEE Fellow by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Board of Directors.

The designation is one of the highest grades of membership in the international organization. Kurinec is being recognized for her work integrating innovative microelectronics research into engineering education.

“This is a great honor,” says Kurinec. “It is an endorsement to our dedication in educating the next generation of engineers for one of the most astounding technologies of our times— semiconductors and microelectronics.”

A member of the RIT faculty for 22 years, Kurinec has taught engineering courses and acted as academic advisor to students in the college. From 2001 to 2009, Kurinec was department head of microelectronic engineering. Since 2008, she has served as a visiting scholar at the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. She is one of the leading researchers in the area of photovoltaics, non-volatile memory, advanced integrated circuit materials and processes.