James G. Ryan, a professor and administrator at one of the world’s leading colleges of nanotechnology and a researcher with 47 U.S. patents, will be the founding dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), a collaboration between North Carolina A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Ryan will guide JSNN’s creation, from the hiring of its faculty to the design of its building at the south campus of Gateway University Research Park.
The N.C. General Assembly has already committed $58 million for the school’s capital needs and $1.4 million in annually recurring funds.
"We are pleased the North Carolina legislature supports the Joint School as a critical asset to the future of economic transformation in the Triad and across our state as a whole," said Dr. Kenneth H. Murray, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
The joint school, which has been in its initial planning stages for the last two years, will train students to conduct basic and applied research in nanoscience and nanoengineering, and will offer a master’s degree and a doctorate in nanoscience.
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