Craig Barrett (businessman)

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Craig R. Barrett (born August 29, 1939) was the Chairman of the Board of the Intel Corporation until May 2009. He became CEO of Intel Corporation in 1998, a position he held for seven years. After retiring from Intel, Craig Barrett, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Ariz.

Previously, he served as the President of Intel Corporation starting in 1997 and its Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2005. He successfully led the corporation through some of its worst times, including the burst of the "dot-com bubble" and a severe recession.

He was appointed as a member of the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Council of International Advisers in the years of 1998–2005.[2] He joined the board of trustees of the Society for Science & the Public in 2010.



Barrett attended Stanford University from 1957 to 1964, and received a Ph.D. in Materials Science. During his time at Stanford he joined the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduation, he joined the Stanford University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and remained there until 1974. Dr. Barrett was NATO Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Physical Laboratory in England from 1964 to 1965. He was also a Fulbright Fellow to the Technical University of Denmark in 1972 working with Professor Rodney Cotterill.

Seemingly as a testament to his career in higher education Craig and his wife Barbara gave a $10 million endowment to Arizona State University in 2000, resulting in the institution naming their Honors College after the couple.[3]

Awards and Publications

In 1969, Dr. Barrett received the Robert Lansing Hardy Award of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, and remains a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Barrett is the author of over forty technical papers dealing with the influence of microstructure on the properties of materials, and wrote a textbook on materials science, "The Principles of Engineering Materials," which remains in use today.

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