In the News - 2012
Dr. Barry L. Burks joins Board of Directors of Gateway University Research Park
Dr. Barry L. Burks has been named Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and as such joins the Board of Directors of Gateway University Research Park.
Dr. Burks has been the associate director of the Charlotte Research Institute at the University of North Carolina Charlotte since 2007. His focus there has been on the growth of the university’s research and research infrastructure and strengthening relationships between the UNC Charlotte research enterprise and the business community in North Carolina as well as national and international businesses.
He has a Ph.D. in experimental nuclear physics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a M.S. in nuclear physics from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in physics and mathematics from Lynchburg College.
Before joining UNCC, Dr. Burks was president of TPG Applied Technology of Knoxville, Tennessee, a company that he co-founded in 1997. TPG specialized in the design, fabrication, installation and operation of equipment for nuclear facilities and design and construction services for classified/high security facilities and commercial facilities requiring high quality standards.
He spent 14 years in a variety of positions at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and taught physics at UNC-CH and Guilford College.
At N.C. A&T, Dr. Burks will manage the growth and administration of the university’s $60 million a year research enterprise. The Division of Research and Economic Development includes the Office of Outreach and Economic Development, Office of Research Compliance and Ethics, Office of Research Services, and Office of Sponsored Programs. He also will serve as a member the Cabinet of Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr.
Source: North Carolina A&T State University, July 2012
What's the big idea? Tiny biomarkers may open a world of knowledge
Do you start big or start small? One nanoscience researcher is doing both. Dr. Marinella Sandros is trained in working with remarkably small things, such as molecular biomarkers. Her collaborative research is pursuing a grand idea: using molecular biomarkers to allow individuals to detect mild brain trauma almost instantly.
CBS Sports has highlighted this research recently, joining past reports by ESPN and the News and Record. The research team is growing too, she says, each additional member providing needed expertise. Dr. Kristine Lundgren and Dr. Vincent Henrich from UNCG are a part of the team, along with researchers from NC A&T State, Moses Cone Health System and Boston College.
Collaboration is an integral part of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, where engineers and scientists are on each floor to spur a mixing of ideas and perspectives.
UNCG Inspire. Change., June 1, 2012
By Mike Harris, UNCG University Relations
Nanoscience School Spurs Collaboration and Regional Economic Growth
A coach has a whistle. A symphony conductor has a baton. Both leaders use their special tools to smoothly integrate all the players into a beautiful whole. Fortunately, a commercial construction team has Building Information Modeling. That, says Ken Grube of Samet Corp, is largely why the highly complex, $64 million Joint School for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JSNN) in Greensboro was completed successfully. The JSNN building, at Gateway University Research Park, is a collaboration (read more...)
The North Carolina Construction News, March/April 2012
Now Open - The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Gateway University Research Park's is pleased to announce the completion of its latest project, a $64 million Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (“JSNN”). The JSNN is a collaboration between NC A&T State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The JSNN offers a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in Nanoengineering, and a Professional Science Master's (PSM) degree and Ph.D. degree in Nanoscience. For more information about the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering, click here.
Gateway University Research Park, December 9, 2011