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Board approves appointments of four new faculty members
Princeton NJ — The Board of Trustees has appointed one new professor, one new associate professor and two new assistant professors to the faculty.
Nikolaus Wegmann has been named a professor of German, effective Sept. 1, 2006. He will come to Princeton from the Universität Köln in Germany, where he was a faculty member from 1985 to 2001 and from 2004 to the present. A specialist in 18th-century literature, he also spent three years as a professor at the Universität Potsdam in Germany.
Wegmann has been a guest professor in the University of Iowa’s comparative literature department and the Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Washington. He earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the Universität Bielefeld in Germany.
Carlos Brody has been named an associate professor of molecular biology. His appointment with continuing tenure is effective May 1, 2007.
Brody earned a bachelor’s degree from Oxford University, a master’s degree from Edinburgh University and a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. A specialist in computational neuroscience, he is an associate professor at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, where he has worked since 2001.
The assistant professors are: James Link, in chemical engineering; and Frederik Simons, in geosciences.
Link, who studies bioengineering, is a 2000 graduate of Princeton. He earned his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. His three-year appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2007.
Simons, a specialist in geophysics, earned his bachelor’s degree from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. From 2002 to 2004 he was a Hess Postdoctoral Fellow in Princeton’s geosciences department and a Beck Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Princeton’s Council on Science and Technology. He has been a lecturer at University College London since 2004. His three-year appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2006.