Lecture on Faculty Intellectual Property Commercialization to be presented by Savvas Chamberlain

Published: Feb 14, 2006 11:06:31 AM
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Savvas Chamberlain, an electrical engineering professor turned corporate investor, will discuss intellectual property commercialization on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 1 p.m. in the seminar room of the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center. The university community is invited to attend.

Chamberlain is the chief executive officer and chairman of DALSA, a high performance semiconductor and electronics company involved in the design, development, and manufacture of digital imaging products and solutions. Founded in 1980 by Chamberlain, DALSA now has more than 1,000 employees with sales revenues in excess of $160 million.

As part of Auburn University's ongoing initiative to promote intellectual property commercialization, Chamberlain will be addressing faculty and graduate students on "A Brief History of the Evolution of the DALSA Corporation: A Spin-off Company of the University of Waterloo." Later that day, Chamberlain will speak to students in Auburn's Business-Engineering-Technology program, an academic curriculum for outstanding students in business and engineering.

Chamberlain received his master's and doctoral degrees from Southampton University, U.K. He is the author of more than 150 papers, holds 20 patents and has contributed original research to textbooks on fundamental theory. He has chaired Canada's NSERC Operating Research Grants Committee and helped establish the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) custom integrated circuits conference. He was elected fellow of the IEEE for his pioneering work in MOSFETs and CCD image sensor technology.

The Thomas Walter Center for Technology Management and the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are hosting Chamberlain's visit. For more information on this lecture, please contact Paul Swamidass at swamidas@auburn.edu.