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May 15, 2003, vol. 27, no. 2

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David Broun
David Broun has been appointed a tenure track assistant professor in the physics department. Broun, who holds a PhD from Cambridge University, specializes in superconductivity. He joins the department from the University of B.C., where he was a lecturer in physics.

Michael Eikerling
Michael Eikerling joins the department of chemistry as a tenure track assistant professor in the field of materials science and electrochemistry related to fuel cells. He was most recently a research associate with the Technical University of Munich, where he earned a PhD in 1999. Before working at the Technical University, Eikerling was a post doctoral research associate at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Karim Karim
Karim Karim joined the school of engineering science after completing his PhD at the University of Waterloo. Karim's research interest is in electronics and computer engineering and their application to medical procedures.

Steven Kates
Steven Kates was appointed as a tenure track associate professor with SFU business. He holds a PhD in administrative studies and marketing from the Schulich school of business at York University. Kates comes to SFU business from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia where he spent two years as a senior lecturer. He has also taught at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia and at the University of Northern British Columbia, where he was an assistant professor. Kates has worked in industry as a chartered accountant.

Ian McCarthy
Ian McCarthy joins SFU business as a tenure track associate professor. Most recently a principal fellow and head of the organizational systems strategy unit at the University of Warwick in the U.K., McCarthy will teach in the management of technology MBA program at SFU business. McCarthy earned his PhD from the University of Sheffield in 1995 and also holds a MSc in engineering from that university. He worked for several years in industry as a manufacturing engineer and project manager.

Dugan O'Neil
Dugan O'Neil joins the physics department as a tenure track assistant professor in the field of experimental high energy physics. O'Neil was most recently a research associate with Michigan State University's Fermi National Accelerator Lab. He graduated with a PhD in physics in 1999 from the University of Victoria.

Cynthia Patton
Cynthia Patton recently accepted a joint appointment to the departments of sociology/anthropology and women's studies as a tenured associate professor and will hold a tier II Canada research chair in community, culture and health. The author of four books and 20 articles since receiving her PhD in 1992 from the University of Massachusetts, Patton is a leading researcher in the area of AIDS-related illness. Patton was most recently an associate professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mathini Sellathurai
Mathini Sellathurai joins the school of engineering science as a tenure-track assistant professor. She will hold the Sierra Wireless junior chair in wireless communications. Sellathurai, who holds a PhD in electrical engineering from McMaster University, received the NSERC doctoral prize in engineering and computer science in 2002. Her research interests include digital communications and high capacity wireless communications.

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