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Executive Board

Executive Board Members

 James R. Baker, Jr., M.D.,

Director, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences
Ruth Dow Doan Endowed Professor in Biologic Nanotechnology
Director, Mary H. Weiser Food Allergy Center
Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

 Bradford Orr, Ph.D.

Associate Director, MNIMBS
Professor of Physics
Chair, Department of Physics 
College of Literature, Science, and the Arts 

Kim Ficaro, MBA

Administrative Director, MNIMBS

 Mark Banaszak Holl, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts,
Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, College of Engineering

 Carol A. Fierke, Ph.D.

Jerome and Isabella Karle Collegiate Professor and Chair of Chemistry, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Professor of Biological Chemistry, Medical School

 Sharon Glotzer, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Physics, and Applied Physics

 Friedhelm Hildebrandt, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Human Genetics, Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor for the Cure and Prevention of Birth Defects

 Theodore B. Norris, Ph.D.

Professor, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

 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 Charge:

 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.