Zaslavsky receives Brown University President’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Governance

Brown School of Engineering and Physics Professor Alex Zaslavsky was one of five faculty members recognized by University President Christina Paxson for faculty governance at a University faculty meeting on April 2. The annual awards, established by President Ruth Simmons in 2007-08, celebrate faculty contributions, past and/or present, to the university through faculty committees and advisory boards.

Zaslavsky is currently serving a second term on the Tenure, Promotions and Appointments Committee (TPAC), and in the past has also served on the Committee on Faculty Equity and Diversity, the Academic Code Committee, and the Grievance Committee.

“The quality of the faculty certainly has a bearing on how Brown will do in the foreseeable future,” Zaslavsky told the Brown Daily Herald regarding his TPAC service.  “I would like to see Brown prosper and do what we can to ensure that our colleagues are committed researchers and teachers.”

The award is intended to recognize and celebrate contribution to faculty governance, and comes with a $2,500 research stipend.

Zaslavsky has been at Brown since 1994, and is a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award, and a National Science Foundation Career award. In 2000-01 and again in 2007 he spent sabbatical periods at LETI-CEA/Minatec, Grenoble, France, working on silicon-on-insulator technology. From 2009-12 he was a Visiting Senior Chair of Excellence at the Nanosciences Foundation, also in Grenoble. In 2020-21, he served as Visiting Scientist for the Alternative Computing Group at NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Gaithersburg, Md.

He has authored over 160 journal articles and book/conference proceedings chapters, and co-edited nine books in the microelectronics field. Since 2003, he has been an editor of the Solid State Electronics international journal.