Tracy Wemett, BroadPR
Stanford Calls on Konarka Executive Vice President for Advisory Role
Randolph Chan brings perspective, knowledge and experience to materials science and engineering program
Lowell, Mass. - June 22, 2005 - Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing power plastics that convert light to energy, today announced Randolph Chan, its executive vice president, joint program development, manufacturing and engineering, joined the Materials Science and Engineering Advisory Group at Stanford University. Chan is part of a select group of materials science experts advising the school.
Stanford's Department of Materials Science and Engineering concentrates on the relationship between the structure and properties of materials and the fabrication of advanced materials with novel structures and special mechanical, electrical, optical and magnetic properties. Chan, who received his Master of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford, will provide recommendations on direction and strategy based on his global perspective and entrepreneurial experience. Chan has more than 20 years of experience at Fortune 500 and early-stage companies serving the electronics and consumer products industries.
"As an alumnus, I feel a special connection to the university," said Chan. "For me, this is an opportunity to give back to the school that prepared me to be a leader. I'm confident of Stanford's vibrant role in the future of materials research."
Stanford University was founded in 1885 by Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford and has an international reputation as an outstanding educational institution. Stanford has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence in the engineering and physical science fields, producing many prominent engineers and scientists.
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