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Professor named consulting fellow of the World Innovation Foundation


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 16, 2004 – D.P.H. Hasselman, of Blacksburg, the Whittemore Professor of Engineering Emeritus in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was named consulting fellow of the World Innovation Foundation (WIF), the second faculty member at Virginia Tech to be so honored.

The WIF, which has a worldwide membership of about 2,000, including some 60 Nobel Prize winners, provides independent consulting services to governments throughout the world on issues related to the development of science and technology.

Earlier in his career, Hasselman was presented with the John Jeppson Award with Gold Medal by the American Ceramic Society, the Humboldt Prize (Senior Scientist Award) by the German Government, and the International Thermal Conductivity Award by the ITC Conferences. He was elected to membership of the International Academy of Ceramics and was recently named "Highly-Cited Author" by the Society of Information Technology.

Hasselman received his bachelor’s degree from Queen’s University (Canada), a master’s degree from the University of British Columbia, and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

The College of Engineering at Virginia Tech is internationally recognized for its excellence in 14 engineering disciplines and computer science. The college’s 5,600 undergraduates benefit from an innovative curriculum that provides a "hands-on, minds-on" approach to engineering education, complementing classroom instruction with two unique design-and-build facilities and a strong Cooperative Education Program. With more than 50 research centers and numerous laboratories, the college offers its 2,000 graduate students opportunities in advanced fields of study such as biomedical engineering, state-of-the-art microelectronics, and nanotechnology.

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college, Virginia Tech has grown to become among the largest universities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Today, Virginia Tech’s eight colleges are dedicated to putting knowledge to work through teaching, research, and outreach activities and to fulfilling its vision to be among the top research universities in the nation. At its 2,600-acre main campus located in Blacksburg and other campus centers in Northern Virginia, Southwest Virginia, Hampton Roads, Richmond, and Roanoke, Virginia Tech enrolls more than 28,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries in 180 academic degree programs.