Executive Manager, Nanofabrication Facility, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Scientist, DSSC
Judith “Judy” Yang received her B.S. in physics from the University of California and both her M.S. and Ph.D. from Cornell University. After graduation, she became a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Metallforschung in Stuttgart, Germany. She continued her post-doctoral research and became a visiting lecturer when she joined the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign. She joined the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh in 1999 and has received numerous awards including the 2005 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award.
Elias Towe received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At this time, he was also a Vinton Hayes Fellow. He then worked simultaneously as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Virginia and a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. He is a recipient of several awards and honors. He is currently a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering at Prior to joining the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, which he joined in 2001.
Ken Jordan received his B.A. in Chemistry from Northeastern University and then his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then was an Instructor and then an Assistant Professor of Engineering and Applied Science at Yale before joining the University of Pittsburgh in 1978. He has received numerous academic honors, and the 2014 Kenneth Jordan Festschrift Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry was dedicated to his lifetime achievements. He has held several positions on editorial, advisory, and executive boards, and is currently a Co-Director of the Center for Simulation & Modeling at Pitt.