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RPI Appoints Lead For Computational Nanotechnology Center

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has announced that it has appointed an individual to lead the Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI).  James Myers, currently the associate director for cyberenvironments at NCSA, was announced as the new appointee.

Today’s information technologies drive new discovery and scientific breakthroughs. Jim Myers brings a wealth of experience and strategic vision in these technologies to CCNI and Rensselaer,” said Rensselaer Vice President for Research Fran Berman. “We are excited that Jim will be joining us and we look forward to his leadership of CCNI.”

Jim Myers’ strong grounding in a variety of scientific areas and his broad experience in developing data and computationally intensive infrastructure to support leading-edge research in high-performance computing environments makes him an ideal candidate to lead the CCNI,” said John Kolb, Rensselaer’s vice president for information services and technology and chief information officer.

Myers will join RPI as the director of CCNI and a clinical professor in computer science on November 1.  Prior to his current role, Myers led the development of scientific “collaboratories” for research and education at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, serving as chief scientist for the Computational Science and Mathematics Division.  For more info, read their full release here.

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