Dr. Nino Masnari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering, received an Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan. Masnari, who earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at Michigan, was one of 17 engineering alumni recognized.
He came to NC State in 1979 as head of the electrical engineering department. In 1988, he became the founding director of the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center on Advanced Electronic Materials Processing and the SEMATECH Center of Excellence on Advanced Single Wafer Processing. He served as dean of engineering for 10 years before returning to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006. His research interests are in silicon processing technologies and solid-state electronic devices.