Dr. Nino Masnari, distinguished professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University, has been honored with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Alumni Society Merit Award from the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan.
Masnari received his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering at Michigan. He was one of 17 Michigan engineering alumni recognized by their departments for their accomplishments at an awards dinner in September.
Masnari was a faculty member and director of the Electron Physics Laboratory at Michigan before coming to NC State in 1979 to take over as head of the Department of Electrical Engineering. 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, both at NC State. He was appointed as dean of engineering at NC State in 1996 and remained in that position for 10 years before returning to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2006.
His research interests are in the areas of silicon processing technologies and solid-state electronic devices.