Board of Trustees, Research Foundation Board Appoint Dr. Timothy Killeen to
Albany – The State University
of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Timothy Killeen, Ph.D. as SUNY
Vice Chancellor for Research, as previously recommended
by SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher.
Additionally, the Research
Foundation Board of Directors on May 31 approved Dr. Killeen’s appointment as
President of the RF. His appointments to both posts are effective July 9, 2012.
About Timothy Killeen
(Credit, National Center for Atmospheric Research)
Timothy Killeen has been the
National Science Foundation’s Assistant Director for Geosciences since 2008. As
head of one of the scientific directorates of the NSF, he manages a funding
portfolio of roughly $880 million, up from $750 million when he started.
Killeen also is Lyall Research Professor at the University of Colorado and, in
2007, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. From 2000-2008,
Killeen served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research
(NCAR), one of the premier atmospheric and climate-change research centers in
the world and one of most-cited research centers in its fields.
He spent more than 20 years
on the faculty and in the administration at the University of Michigan, Ann
Arbor, including a term as Associate Vice President for Research. He has been
the principal investigator on numerous theoretical and experimental
investigations relating to atmospheric and space science, computing and
information technology, and educational innovation, and has authored more than
150 publications in referred journals and 300 other publications, papers and
Killeen has led major
strategic planning processes, including the development of the 10-year
strategic plan for the $2.6 billion annual, 13- agency US Global Change
Research Program, and has established several significant new programs
including the Science, Engineering & Education for Sustainability (SEES)
initiative. He has been active in promoting NSF’s international programs,
co-founding the Belmont Forum, which gathers representatives of leading
government funding agencies worldwide (including NSF), to collaborate on global
climate environmental change research. He has served on various White House
Committees and Task Forces, testified frequently to Congress and the Executive
branch, and is chair of IGFA, the 25 member International Group of Funding
Agencies for global change research.
Killeen, a US citizen, grew
up in Wales and completed his undergraduate and graduate education at
University College London, earning his Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics at
the age of 23.
About the Research
Foundation for SUNY
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serve SUNY and to capitalize on the scope, scale and diversity of SUNY as an
engine of New York State’s innovation economy. The Research Foundation supports
nearly $1 billion in SUNY research activity annually, providing sponsored
programs administration and commercialization support services to SUNY faculty
performing research in life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology;
physical sciences and energy; social sciences, and computer and information
sciences. For more information, visit www.rfsuny.org
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About the State University
of New York
The State University of New
York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States,
educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate
programs on 64 campuses with more than 3 million alumni around the
globe. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.