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Executive Board of MNIMBS

James R., Jr. Baker, M.D., Ruth Dow Doan Professor of Biologic Nanotechnology; Professor of Internal Medicine, Chief Division of Allergy; Director MNIMBS, Medical School

Bradford G. Orr, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, Chair, Department of Physics, Director, Applied Physics Program, Professor of Chemistry, LS&A, Associate Director, MNIMBS

Kim Ficaro, MBA, Administrative Director, MNIMBS, Medical School

Mark Banaszak Holl, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, LS&A and Professor of Macromolecular Science & Engineering, College of Engineering

Carol Fierke, Ph.D., Jerome and Isabella Karle Collegiate Professor of Chemistry, Chair, Department of Chemistry, College of LS&A, Prof of Biological Chemistry, Medical School

Sharon Glotzer, Ph.D., Professor of Chemical Engineering, Material Science & Engineering, Physics, and Macromolecular Science & Engineering, College of Engineering

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and of Human Genetics, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Medical School

Theodore Norris, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, College of Engineering

Thomas S. Porter, MBA, Executive in Residence, Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Stephen M Ross School of Business


The Executive Board provides advice on policy and other matters affecting the MNIMBS:

  • Provide policy guidance to the MNIMBS Director, particularly in long-term planning, and in development and implementation of strategies designed to foster and coordinate interdisciplinary research within the University.
  • Advise the Director on personnel matters including recruitment, establishment of new positions, annual review, promotion or termination of primary research staff and faculty with joint appointments.  New appointments must be approved by vote of the Board.
  • Assist Director in arranging joint appointments, teaching responsibilities, and other interactions of the MNIMBS staff with the academic departments.
  • Appoint such standing and ad hoc committees as it deems necessary to provide advice and guidance on policy matters relating to MNIMBS operations.  Creation of all committees will be accompanied by written charges of specific responsibilities.  Standing committees have one-year, renewable terms of service.
  • Advise and assist the Director in acquiring funds, both internal and external, for support of MNIMBS research in general, and for the Rackham Certificate program in Nanotechnology.
  • Review the MNIMBS budget and its administration, at least once annually, assisting the Director in identifying and addressing both funding problems and opportunities.
  • Assist the Associate Director in identifying and implementing curricular changes and advise them regarding formal reviews by and recommendations of the Rackham Graduate School.




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