April 25, 2017
UTRC's Mantese elevated to Materials Research Society Fellow

PHOENIX, Arizona - Joe Mantese, UTRC Research Fellow, Sensors and Electronic Materials, was honored recently with the distinction of Fellow by the Materials Research Society (MRS).

As such, Mantese joins a very select group (0.2 percent of MRS membership worldwide) who hold this elite designation.

"The title of MRS Fellow is highly prestigious and honors those MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research on a global basis," said Isaac Cohen, Executive Director, Research Operations, UTRC. "Through his ongoing development of next-generation electronic and functional materials, components, sensors, and packaging, Joe more than meets this criteria -- and we are very pleased to have him publicly recognized for his achievements."

In addition to his MRS Fellow distinction, Mantese has been honored twice (1990, 1995) with General Motors' Campbell Award for scientific breakthroughs in materials science, and received national recognition through the 1997 "R&D 100" Awards for ground-breaking development of industrial scale plasma ion implantation.

He is an inductee and subsequent honoree of Delphi Corporation's Hall of Fame (2000, 2004) for scientific research and the creation of corporate intellectual property; is the winner of the Socius Collegei Award (2004) from Wayne State University, Detroit, for collaborative research with the School of Engineering; and won UTRC's 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award for his work related to multi-species chemical sensing.

In 2013, Mantese was appointed Fellow of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) and in 2015, was inducted as a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He holds 40 patents pertaining to electronic materials, sensors, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and components. Additionally, Mantese has authored 100 peer-reviewed papers, including a book on the fundamentals of graded ferroelectric materials -- as well as three book chapters related to electronic materials and devices -- and has been invited to present talks and chair sessions at many technical symposia.

Mantese received a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude) in physics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, and a Master of Science degree and Ph.D. in experimental solid state physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Contact: Laura Stevens, (860) 610-1653

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