Academic Leader Alex K-Y. Jen Appointed to WTC Board

Governor Chris Gregoire recently appointed Professor Alex K-Y. Jen, of the University of Washington to the Washington Technology Center (WTC) board of directors. Jen, Boeing-Johnson Chair Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, came to University of Washington in 1999 after two years at Northeastern University which was preceded by a private sector career at Allied-Signal Inc, EniChem America and ROI Technology.

Professor Jen was appointed Acting Chair of the MSE Department in September 2005 and in 2006 was also named Director of the newly established Institute of Advanced Materials & Technology. He is a Fellow of SPIE and AAAS and is an Endowed Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

WTC’s 19-member board serves as an advisory arm to the state-charted agency, which promotes technology and innovation-based economic development throughout Washington.

The following academic and business leaders make up WTC’s board: Michael Bisesi, Seattle University; Ralph Cavalieri, Washington State University; Jon K. Clemens, Sharp Laboratories of America; Michael Cockrill, formerly of mixxer; Hal Dengerink, Washington State University Vancouver; Dennis Dyck, Washington State University Spokane; Jon Eliassen, Terrapin Capital Group LLC; Roger Gulrajani, Microsoft, Corp.; Robin Halliday, DIS Corporation; Paul Hutton, Thought Engineering, LLC; Alex K-Y Jen, University of Washington; Johannes Koch; Arlan Norman, Western Washington University; Kim Pearman-Gillman, formerly of Itron; Linden Rhodes, Seattle Ventures; Katherine James Schuitemaker, The Resonance Group; Heidi Schumann, Fluency Group, Inc.; John Titus, Aero Controls; and Katherine R. Tuttle, Providence Medical Research Center.

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