Professor Santosh Kurinec received the 2012 Technical Field Award for Undergraduate Teaching from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and its Education Society. The international engineering society acknowledged Kurinec for her contributions integrating research into undergraduate engineering education and her focus on developing the next generation of microelectronic engineers.
Kurinec has been a member of the electrical and microelectronic engineering department in RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering for 22 years. Her extensive work has resulted in the development of novel materials and devices in the Integrated Circuit Fabrication facility at RIT.
Since 2008, she has served as a visiting scholar and researcher at the IBM Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.