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Charles Tu Appointed Associate Dean

Electrical and computer engineering professor
Charles Tu

Electrical and computer engineering professor Charles Tu was recently appointed associate dean of the Jacobs School . His responsibilities include co-directing the Teams in Engineering Service program with associate dean Jeanne Ferrante, working on schoolwide curricula accreditation and enhancement, and expanding activities with alumni.

"I appreciate the opportunity to serve the Jacobs School and to work with our faculty, staff and students to make the School even better," says Tu, who takes on the new position after serving as chair of ECE from 1999 to 2003. During his tenure, he helped recruit 11 professors, initiated alumni relations activities, and created a research review for undergraduates.

Tu's research interests include novel III-V compound semiconductor materials and bandgap-engineered structures for electronic and optoelectronic applications. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 journal papers, and was recently appointed one of four editorsin- chief of Solid State Electronics . Active in international conferences, Tu has served as a visiting professor at universities in Taiwan and Japan , and is an adjunct professor at Korea 's Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the American Physical Society, and the AVS Science and Technology Society. Tu joined the UCSD faculty in 1988. He worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories from 1980 to 1988 (MTS, Distinguished MTS in 1987), and earned his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1978.