Rangarajan to Present Grabbing the Globe Seminar

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dr. Barath Rangarajan, president of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Inc. (ANSi), will be guest seminar speaker September 29 as part of the College of Engineering's "Grabbing the Globe" seminar series.

The seminar, titled ""A Perspective Based on Doing Business In Nanotechnology Around The World," is scheduled for 5:00-5:50 p.m. in McBride Hall Auditorium, and is presented by the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering.

With over 15 years of experience in the semiconductor space at AMD, Rangarajan is one of the leading strategists in the technology sector, with a strong background and experience in technology, manufacturing, marketing, strategy and business development. He has been responsible for creating and executing some game-changing moves including large acquisitions and divestitures that enabled AMD’s transformation into technology-leader and volume microprocessor solutions provider. His strategies and transactions enabled the creation of GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a powerhouse in the capital-intensive semiconductor manufacturing segment, right in the middle of the financial crisis.

The "Grabbing the Globe" Seminar Series is designed to prepare Engineering students for global success. It recognizes UI Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy member Randall Meyer and his wife, Barbara. Meyer, who earned a UI Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering with highest distinction in 1948, began a 40-year career with Standard Oil Company, New Jersey (now ExxonMobil Corporation) immediately following graduation and served as president of Exxon Company USA in 1972 and chief executive officer in 1976, a position he held until his retirement in 1988.