To: TLI Alumni, Board members, Staff, Students and Friends
Please welcome Dr. Daniel Mooradian to the Academic and Research unit at TLI, effective today on a part-time basis (for November), and on a full-time basis effective December 2, 2013. Dr. Mooradian will hold the positions of Senior Fellow and Honeywell-James J. Renier Chair in Technology Management at TLI. This endowment supports two distinguished colleagues: Dr. Mooradian and Dr. Lockwood Carlson, who continues to serve as Senior Fellow and Honeywell-James J. Renier Chair in Technological Leadership.
In his new leadership role at TLI, Dr. Mooradian will be the lead senior colleague for the Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation (MS-MDI) program, which was approved by the Regents of the University of Minnesota on October 12. (http://tli.umn.edu/graduate/mdi) Dr. Mooradian will serve as the director of graduate studies (DGS) for the MS-MDI program as well as will lead partnerships and related activities/offerings in this very important field.
By way of background, during March-October 2013, the search committee evaluated 17 semi-finalists for the position. The committee was chaired by Mr. Kirk Froggatt (Senior Fellow and Gemini Chair in Technology Management at TLI), and included Prof. Dennis Polla (Honeywell/W.R. Sweatt Chair in MOT and Director of Graduate Studies for MS-MOT program), and Ms. Ginny Levi (Associate Director of External Relations and Administration at TLI). I am grateful to them for their efforts, leadership, and their unanimous vote on the selection of Dr. Mooradian as the top candidate.
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Mooradian who brings to TLI a world-class and unique combination of domain expertise and academic experience in BME and the Medical School here at the University of Minnesota coupled with 15 years of experience in the medical device industry. His industry experience includes large companies (Boston Scientific), startup ventures, and consulting.
As a result, he has a broad perspective on the needs and challenges across the industry. Dr. Mooradian is highly respected by key members of the U of M medical device community and the medical device industry. We’re delighted to welcome him to TLI and will benefit from his expertise and participation in our upcoming collaborations.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Mooradian to TLI and the University of Minnesota.
S. Massoud Amin, D.Sc.
Director and Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, Technological leadership Institute (TLI)
Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and University Distinguished Teaching Professor
College of Science and Engineering
University of Minnesota
Technological Leadership Institute
290 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA