Aristides Requicha, professor of computer science is receiving the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award for his leadership excellence as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology.
Requicha is the founding director of the USC Viterbi Laboratory for Molecular Robotics and is known for his pioneering work in nanotechnology. Prior to his nanotechnology research, he helped develop the solid modeling technology widely used in industry, where it has replaced traditional drafting and enabled large improvements in productivity and cost.
"As a pioneer of nanotechnology, Professor Requicha has contributed to all the aspects of its advance. His leadership to make IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology a premier journal of IEEE is just one of these examples," said Shanghua Teng, professor and chair of the Computer Science Department. "Ari, congratulations and thank you!"
Requicha holds the Gordon Marshall Chair in Engineering and also has an appointment in the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering. He received the Engenheiro Electrotécnico degree from the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Rochester. His research interests include nanorobotics, nanotechnology, sensor/actuator networks, robotics and automation, 3-D geometric modeling, computer graphics and artificial intelligence.