CityU appoints new Vice-President

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City University of Hong Kong (CityU) announced today (27 January) the appointment of Professor Gregory B. Raupp as Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies. Professor Raupp will take up his new position on 14 February 2011. He is expected to help the University realise its vision and strive for excellence in research and professional education as listed in the five-year strategic plan.

Professor Raupp is currently Director, Strategic Materials Research Initiative, Office of the Vice-President for Research and Academic Affairs at Arizona State University. His technology expertise and professional experience span many technical disciplines from engineering, materials science, to chemistry of sustainable green processes.

Professor Raupp received his B.S and M.S. degrees from Purdue University and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He began his academic career with Arizona State in 1985 where he advanced to become Professor in 1994 and Associate Vice-President for Research in 2002. He became the Founding Director of the Flexible Display Centre at Arizona State in 2004 through a US$94M, 10-year Cooperative Agreement with the Army Research Laboratory. Under his leadership, a world-class partnership model was created, one that enabled organisations with dramatically different missions and scales to collaborate effectively and advance science and technology on a broad front.

Professor Raupp’s appointment was based on the unanimous recommendation of the University's Search Committee and Selection Committee after a vigorous global search process, a series of interviews and a forum.

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Ida Leung, Communications and Public Relations Office, CityU (3442-6809 or 9161-3498).

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