June 26, 2012


SUBJECT:    Appointment of Associate Vice Chancellor -
Research (Part-Time Administrative)

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Miroslav Krstic to the position of Associate Vice Chancellor - Research, effective July 1, 2012. As AVC - Research, Professor Krstic is joining the leadership team of the Office of Research Affairs, acting as liaison to campus Organized Research Units, managing their fiscal and administrative matters, the annual call for new ORUs, and the ongoing 5-year review process. Professor Krstic will oversee academic research personnel matters, including postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and expansion of opportunities for early career research training and development. The AVC - Research position will also assume responsibility for identifying and facilitating ways to enhance the core research facilities and services infrastructure of the campus.

Professor Krstic joined UC San Diego as an associate professor in 1997, after two years at the University of Maryland's Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Systems Research. He was appointed full professor in 2000 and currently holds the Daniel L Alspach Endowed Chair in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Professor Krstic's research founded the Cymer Center for Control Systems and Dynamics and he has co-authored nine books and 170 journal papers in control theory. He is a Fellow of IEEE and IFAC, the first engineering recipient of the Chancellor's Associates Award for Research, and has held UC Berkeley's Springer Professorship in 2007.

Professor Krstic's UCSD, national, and international reputation and experience, along with his strong interest in expanding opportunities for research, will be a great asset to our campus and I look forward to having him join the Office of Research Affairs.

Please join me in congratulating Professor Krstic on his appointment. Please also join me in thanking Professor George Tynan for his extraordinary leadership and service to the campus as he steps down from the AVC-R position which he has held since 2007.

Sandra A. Brown
Vice Chancellor - Research