EE alumnus Dr. Rod Beresford has been appointed Associate Provost at Brown University as of Feb. 1, 2010. Dr. Beresford received his Ph.D. with Prof. Wen Wang's group and has been a professor at Brown University since 1990.
A graduate of Yale University (BS 1979, MS 1981), Rod worked in research at IBM and in technical publishing before completing a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University (1990). Since then he has been a member of the faculty at Brown, pursuing research interests in electronic materials and devices (especially the crystal-growth method of molecular beam epitaxy) and teaching in electromagnetism, semiconductors, and circuit design. He served as the academic organizer for the National Science Foundation's 2008 Nanoscale Science and Engineering grantees' conference. His current project on graphene, a crystalline form of carbon just one or two atoms thick, is funded by the NSF and the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, a consortium of electronics industry firms including IBM, Intel, and Texas Instruments.