Dr. Karen Lozano's research into nanotechnology continues to pay off in a big way.
Lozano, the Julia Beecherl Endowed Chair and professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas-Pan American, has been appointed to serve on the National Science Foundation's Engineering Advisory Committee.
The advisory committee meets twice a year to advise the foundation on issues regarding education, policy, research and other related matters. It is composed of representatives from higher education and industry related to science and engineering.
Lozano has received numerous accolades for her research into nanotechnology, which led to the invention of Forcespinning™ technology and creation of UTPA's first multi-million dollar business venture, FibeRio Technology Corp. Most recently, Lozano was one of a group of several successful U.S. immigrants who provided insight and advice to President Barack Obama on immigration issues.
"I feel very excited about this opportunity, and the fact that when I joined UTPA I received comments related to the potential inability to conduct research at UTPA, well now we are not only conducting research, but got a three-year appointment at the committee that advises engineering opportunities for the foundation," Lozano said. "UTPA is really moving forward fast."