Reception Honors SOE's Tanik and Vaidya

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The School of Engineering hosted a reception at the Alys Stephens Center on April 22 to honor Murat M. Tanik, Ph.D., and Uday Vaidya, Ph.D., both of whom received honors from the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees earlier this year.

asc tanik2Dean Iwan Alexander presents Murat M. Tanik with the Board of Trustees resolution naming Tanik to the Wallace R. Bunn Endowed Chair of Telecommunications.
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Tanik, the chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was named the Wallace R. Bunn Endowed Chair of Telecommunications.

Vaidya, a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Materials Processing and Applications Development Center, was named a Distinguished Professor of Engineering.

"Our school is very lucky to have such distinguished men in leadership positions," said SOE Dean Iwan Alexander, Ph.D., prior to presenting each man with a plaque containing the Board of Trustees resolution. "I am very proud to officially recognize them with these honors."

Tanik was joined at the reception by Ann Bunn, the widow of Wallace Bunn, whom the endowed chair was named for, as well as Leah Rawls Atkins, co-author of a biography on Bunn.

To view more photos from the event, visit the School of Engineering's flickr page by clicking here.