Anna Protopapas was named president and chief executive officer of Mersana Therapeutics, a company that engineers antibody-drug conjugates to maximize the potential of new and established cancer-fighting drugs. She also joins the company’s board of directors.
Ajay Kapur is the CEO and co-founder of Kadenze, a MOOC offering online courses in art, design, music, and creative technology.
It was announced that Francis Doyle will leave the University of California-Santa Barbara (UCSB) in August to become dean of Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Jason Michener is an engineer at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, Michigan, serving in various positions since joining the car company in 2004. He has helped to launch Ford, Mercury and Lincoln models and recent Ford F-Series trucks. Some of the SUVs he worked on were featured in the January 2015 issue of Car and Driver magazine in the article “Tow Boats.”
Norman J. Wagner *89, Robert L. Pigford Chaired Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and director of the Center for Neutron Science at the University of Delaware, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Wagner was recognized “for understanding flow-induced microstructural transitions in complex liquids and invention of ballistic-resistant fabrics by strain-hardening suspensions, contributions to dynamics and rheology of complex fluids, including poly
In July 2014, James Famiglietti took a leave of absence from his position as professor of earth system science and of civil and environmental engineering at University of California-Irvine, and moved to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to assume the position of senior water scientist. Famiglietti is a hydrologist who uses NASA satellites and develops computer models to track how freshwater availability is changing around the world.
Citigroup has announced that James Forese is president at Citigroup, Inc., an American multinational banking and financial services corporation, and head of the institutional clients group, which includes the markets and securities services business, treasury and trade solutions business, and corporate and investment banking activities as well as the Citi Private Bank.
The state of Pennsylvania has hired Allan Zarembski, a research professor at the University of Delaware who studies rail safety and risk analysis, to evaluate its freight system.
It was announced by Cantel Medical Corp., that Dr. Laura Forese, president of New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, has been appointed to its board of directors.
Florence Hudson has been hired as senior vice president and chief innovation officer by Internet2.
Princeton University is opening a new incubator space to advance entrepreneurial initiatives and education for faculty, students, and alumni. Called the Entrepreneurship Hub and located at 34 Chambers Street, the space will house the Keller Center's annual eLab program as well as shared working space for startups founded by faculty, students and alumni.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon.com, will receive a 2015 Genius Award from Liberty Science Center, an interactive science museum located in Jersey City, New Jersey. Besides his contribution to the growth of e-commerce, Bezos will be recognized for founding Blue Origin, LLC, an aerospace manufacturer that is developing a sequence of technologies to enable private human access to space.
Connelly was formerly with E.I. du Pont Nemours, joining in 1977 as a research engineer. Over the course of the next 36 years, he held various executive positions, leading businesses and operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, with special emphasis on developing markets. Upon retirement in 2014, Connelly was executive vice president and chief innovation officer of the company.
Albert Garner was appointed a non-executive director to the board for AngloGold Ashanti, a gold producing company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. AngloGold has 20 gold mining operations in 10 countries, as well as exploration programs in both established and new gold producing regions worldwide.
It was announced by NewNet Communication Technologies, a global provider of telecom solutions, that Jonathan Huberman is its new president and CEO. In this role, he will further develop strategies for the company’s long-term growth in four areas: mobile messaging, payment security, interactive voice communications, and broadband wireless.