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“I am delighted we have been able to attract someone of Dr. Manzione’s leadership and experience in education and industry,” said Harrison. “I look forward to working with him to continue to raise the visibility and reputation of the college.”
Manzione said that he is honored to be selected to lead CETA at such a significant time. “The university’s establishment of CETA and the opening of its new $34 million Integrated Science, Engineering, and Technology (ISET) complex promises to significantly enrich the educational experience for students, and dramatically increase its effectiveness in reaching out to industrial partners,” he said.
As executive director of Bell Labs Ireland, Manzione developed a multidisciplinary research program and funding proposals for a new Bell Labs Research Center in the Republic of Ireland focused on next generation manufacturing and supply chain technologies. The funding proposals resulted in an $89 million commitment by Lucent Technologies and the Irish government, one of the largest research initiatives ever funded in Ireland, and one of the largest external funding grants ever received by Bell Labs. As part of this research program, he created a partnership with nearly 100 academic researchers from nine Irish universities, known as the Center for Telecommunications Value Chain Research.
Manzione is recognized as a pioneer in the packaging of integrated circuits. He wrote the first book on plastic molded packaging of integrated circuits and such packaging is now used in more than 90 percent of the world’s integrated circuits. In recognition of his achievements, Manzione was named a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers for career achievement in the use of plastics for electronics.
He also played a key role in developing the strategy behind Bell Laboratories research initiatives. Manzione’s work on next generation antennas, in particular has garnered considerable attention.
Manzione received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The Cooper Union in New York, and his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University. Since 1990, he has been a member of the Advisory Council of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In addition, he participated in the development of a strategic plan for Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2003. He was appointed Research Professor at Trinity College Dublin as part of his role in Bell Labs Ireland.
He has published over 30 journal articles, holds 13 patents, and has been awarded four Best Paper Awards. He has authored two books, Applications of Computer Aided Engineering in Injection Molding, andPlastic Packaging of Microelectronic Devices, and is currently working on a book on thermal management.