Since arriving at the
The result? An impressive body of work, numerous publications, many patents, millions of dollars in grants and a long list of awards.
Add one more honor.
Cartwright, UB's vice president for research and economic development, has been named a fellow of
Formerly known as the
A professor in the departments of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering, Cartwright is one of 76 individuals this year to become a
It cited Cartwright's contributions toward the "fundamental understanding of ultrafast carrier dynamics in semiconducting nanostructures" and the "resulting design of novel structures to enhance the efficiency of third-generation nanostructured photovoltaics." Ultimately, Cartwright's research is helping make solar cells more powerful and less expensive.
The society added that Cartwright pioneered the integration of nanostructured materials in optical-based sensor systems, and that he demonstrated how to transfer the nanomaterials' fundamental physical materials properties to handheld sensor devices.These portable devices have many uses. For example, doctors can use them to sense the microenvironment of a wound and then release healing compounds when needed.
Throughout his career at UB, Cartwright has routinely worked across disciplines. He has collaborated with faculty members from chemistry, physics, biology, civil, structural and environmental engineering, chemical and biological engineering, biomedical engineering, computer science and engineering, and medicine.
"Much of my individual success is due, in large part, to my current and past collaborations with many terrific UB researchers," Cartwright says.
In addition, the broad collaborative base that Cartwright has established at UB helped lead to his appointment in 2010 as vice president for research, with the responsibility of managing the university's research enterprise. In 2012, he took on the additional duties of managing economic development, when the office was reorganized as the vice president for research and economic development.
Cartwright has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, more than 70 conference proceedings and has made more than 40 invited presentations. He has been principal investigator, co-principal investigator or participant in more than
Six patents have been issued from his research and several more are pending. Several of the patents have been licensed to external industrial partners.
A particularly impressive recent accomplishment is the method he and Qiaoqiang Gan, UB assistant professor of electrical engineering, developed to produce a rainbow-colored polymer that was named to the
In addition to his academic accomplishments, Cartwright has contributed significantly to the administrative needs of UB. Since 2000, he has served, or continued to serve, in the following positions:
* Director of the
* Director of the UB 2020 Integrated Nanostructured Systems Initiative (2006-present)
* Vice provost for strategic initiatives (2007-2009)
* Chair of the electrical and biomedical engineering departments (2009-2010)
* Acting executive director of the
Cartwright's research excellence was acknowledged externally very early in his career. In his first five years at UB, he received numerous prestigious awards, such as the
In addition to focusing on research excellence and service to the university, Cartwright also has participated in collaborative community outreach efforts, such as the
Currently, he is participating in
Cartwright earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the
He is the fourth researcher from UB to become a
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