CHARLOTTE - April 4, 2013 - Robert Wilhelm, vice chancellor for economic and research development, was appointed recently to the N.C. Board of Science and Technology by Gov. Pat McCrory.
Wilhelm joined UNC Charlotte in 1993 as a faculty member to work on the creation of doctoral programs, and he contributed to the formation of programs in biotechnology, information technology, mechanical engineering, nanoscale science and physics and optical science. In 2005, he was named executive director of the Charlotte Research Institute, the University’s portal for business-university science and technology partnerships. Named to his current position in 2011, Wilhelm also holds an appointment as professor of mechanical engineering and engineering science in the Lee College of Engineering.
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