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Wide-bandgap semiconductor materials and devices, Materials and processes
Title: Lockheed Martin endowed director of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute
Department: Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute
Office Phone: 303-615-1395
Interviewed by: 9NEWS, The Hechinger Report, CBS4, ColoradoBiz Magazine
Robert Park, Ph.D., is the Lockheed Martin endowed director of the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences Institute at Metropolitan State University of Denver. He is a liaison between the AMSI, Lockheed Martin Space and other industry partners and oversees the Advanced Manufacturing Sciences degree program.
He spent 16 years working in various management positions for both large and small manufacturing companies; including the 3M Company, where he managed a research and development laboratory; and, the M. C. Miller Company, a manufacturer of electronic instruments and survey equipment utilized by corrosion control engineers and technicians. He held various positions at M. C. Miller, including director of research and CEO.
Prior to MSU Denver, Park spent 10 years as a tenured professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida, where he taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in the electronic materials concentration area. He managed a sponsored research program at UF and received over $1.5M in funding from both federal agencies and industry partners.
Park has published extensively in his field of research, namely, semiconductor materials and devices, with over 70 papers published in peer-reviewed journals. His publications have been cited over 2,100 times. Park has also received several awards, including Circle of Technical Excellence and Innovation Award from the 3M Company; National Science Foundation Research Initiation Award; Rank Prize for Optoelectronics for outstanding research in the field of Optoelectronics; Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award from UF; and Faculty Excellence Award from UF.
Park received his doctorate and bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.