New Vice President for Research

Published: December 21st, 2011

Category: Memos

Win Phillips, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, J. Bernard Machen, President

David P. Norton, the University of Florida’s associate dean for research in the College of Engineering, has been named vice president for research. David will assume his new role Jan. 30, 2012.

David has held his current position since 2009. He joined UF in 2000 as an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. From 1991 to 1997, he was a research staff member in the Solid State Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was a senior research staff member at Oak Ridge from 1997 to 2000.

His research interests primarily focus on electronic, photonic and magnetic thin film materials. He has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals and books, presented numerous invited papers and lectures at national and international conferences, and organized conferences and workshops in the areas of electronic oxides and laser processing. He is a Fellow of the American Vacuum Society, the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Materials Research Society and the Electrochemical Society. He performed his undergraduate and graduate studies within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Louisiana State University, receiving his doctorate in 1989.

David succeeds Win Phillips, who became vice president for research in 1999 and was named senior vice president and chief operating officer in September 2011.

Moving our research enterprise forward is one of our most important priorities, especially in today’s economy, and we are confident that David will provide the leadership necessary to make that happen. His experience with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory combined with the institutional knowledge he has gained here at UF make him a solid choice for this role.

Please join us in congratulating and supporting David in his new position.

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