University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE SENIOR VICE CHANCELLOR -
July 21, 2006
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD (Including UCSD Medical Center)
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Arthur B. Ellis as our new Vice Chancellor for Research, effective September 1, 2006. Dr. Ellis comes to UCSD from the National Science Foundation, where he served as the Director for the Division of Chemistry. He is an internationally recognized chemist and is widely known for his leadership in advancing the mission of research in the University to create and communicate new knowledge.
Dr. Ellis holds Ph.D. and B.S. degrees in chemistry from MIT and Caltech, respectively. Dr. Ellis has served as Meloche-Bascom Professor of Chemistry and as the Chair of the Graduate Materials Science Program at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He garnered much recognition of his work. Among his many awards are Guggenheim and Sloan Fellowships, the National Science Foundation Director's Meritorious Service Award and the NSF's Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. Dr. Ellis and his co-workers have published more than 200 research papers in leading scientific journals and obtained nine patents.
As Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. Ellis will be responsible for overseeing UCSD's extensive research enterprise and for promoting, supporting and facilitating UCSD's research mission and the complex infrastructure required of a top-notch research institution. His responsibilities will include Research Administration, Contract and Grant Administration, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, and Animal Care and Animal Welfare, while playing a leadership role in federal and state research relations. Dr. Ellis will hold an appointment as a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Dr. Ellis will be working on a variety of research partnerships, including initiatives with the international community. His focus on collaboration with other countries will enhance UCSD's global competitiveness and ensure that we continue to build our status as a preferred partner in research and education.
UCSD is delighted to welcome Dr. Ellis to the campus. His ability to think boldly, focus on new models of collaborative research and partnerships, and identify new strategies for broadening participation in UCSD's research mission will be a boon for this campus.
Please join us in welcoming Art Ellis to UCSD.