UAlbany Vice President for Research Appointed to National Advisory
Group on Industrial Research
Contact: Lisa James Goldsberry (518) 437-4989
Christopher F. D'Elia, vice president for Research at the University
at Albany, has been appointed by the Industrial Research Institute,
Inc., of Washington, D.C. to serve on its nine-member Academic Advisory
Committee. The Committee addresses issues related to industry and academic
research, such as shortages of U.S.-citizen graduate students in engineering
and science, and equipment needs in universities.
As vice president for Research, D'Elia heads UAlbany's Division for
Research, which comprises the Office for Research, the Technology Department
Office, a number of institutional research centers, and the on-going
development of University-related business incubators.
D'Elia is among a select group of the nation's scientists credited
with discovering the importance of nitrogen as a nutrient pollutant.
He has served on numerous advisory panels to the National Science Foundation
and other federal, state and private funding agencies. He now serves
on the executive committee of the Council on Research Policy and Graduate
Education of the National Association of State Universities and Land
D'Elia is a marine scientist whose academic interests include science-policy
relationships. He received his A.B. from Middlebury College ('68) and
his Ph.D. ('74) from the University of Georgia, He is a Fellow of the
American Association for the Advancement of Science and a past president
of the Estuarine Research Federation. Prior to joining UAlbany in 1998,
he served as director of the Maryland Sea Grant College of the University
of Maryland System.
Founded in 1938, the Industrial Research Institute is an association
of approximately 270 major companies that share a common interest in
promoting and accelerating innovation through effective organization
and management of R&D, engineering, and technology.
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June 28, 2001
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