Albany – The State University of New York today announced that SUNY
Senior Vice Provost for Research and Economic Development and Research Foundation of the State
University of New York Senior Vice President for Research Dr. James
Weyhenmeyer was inducted into the Royal Swedish Academy of
prestigious independent institution promotes innovation and economic
development internationally. Among its select group of 1,000 members are
renowned scientists, engineers and economists from major U.S. research universities as well as international universities and companies.
are nominated by current members and elected by the full membership.
the Academy elects its members on the basis of their contributions to
engineering, economic sciences and technological and economic development, they
are also elected on their potential to continue contributing to these areas
through the remainder of their career.
Weyhenmeyer’s contributions have been at the interface of medicine and
engineering in the area of new medical device technologies and evolving
methodologies for translating technology and intellectual property to
are well in order for Jim Weyhenmeyer,” said SUNY Interim Chancellor Dr. John
B. Clark. “This award well reflects Jim’s stature as a scientist and scholar
of international caliber and standing. We are all very proud of Jim for earning
this prestigious honor.”
Weyhenmeyer's election to this prestigious organization is a reflection of his
decades of cutting-edge scholarship, teaching, and service to higher
education," said SUNY Provost Risa Palm. "We are pleased that he has
joined our administrative team to work on issues of research and economic
development at SUNY."
the Academy first notified me that I would be inducted, I was both surprised and
pleased. Induction into the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences is an
honor for which I am extremely grateful.” said Dr. Weyhenmeyer.
a cell biologist/neuroscientist, Dr. Weyhenmeyer has researched and published
extensively on degenerative brain disorders.
Weyhenmeyer most recently served as the interim vice president for technology
and economic development at the University of Illinois. He is an experienced
senior administrator who has held executive administrative appointments at the University of Illinois, including associate vice president for academic affairs and
associate vice president for economic development and corporate relations.
Weyhenmeyer was a professor of cell biology, pathology and neuroscience at the University of Illinois with faculty appointments on the Urbana/Champaign campus. He was
also an affiliate faculty member of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois.
his B.A. from Knox College and his Ph.D. from Indiana University. Before
joining the faculty at Illinois in 1979, he received postdoctoral training at
the University of Iowa.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences inducted Dr. Weyhenmeyer during its
October 24, 2008 meeting.
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SUNY acquire and manage external funds to advance research and transfer
technology from campuses to the marketplace. In FY 2008, the RF administered
over $784 million in sponsored funding in support of more than 7,600 research
and training programs at 29 state-operated SUNY campuses. The RF also managed
289 new invention disclosures, filed 209 patent applications and executed 52
licensing and option agreements. To learn more about the Research Foundation,
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the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences
Academy’s mission is to promote the engineering and economic sciences and the
development of industry for the benefit of society.
IVA is an
independent arena for the exchange of knowledge. By initiating and stimulating
contacts between experts from different disciplines and countries the Academy
promotes cross fertilization between industry, academia, public administration
and various interest groups. IVA also brings people together to take part in
lectures, conferences, research exchanges and other projects serves to generate
new ideas and knowledge.
has less than 1,000 national and international members from the academic,
public administration and business communities. There are also approximately
200 Swedish companies in the Academy’s Business Executive Council. His
Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf is the patron of IVA and takes an active part in