California Institute for
Volume 2 | Issue 3 | Spring 2007
University of California, Irvine
Multidisciplinary research at Calit2@
UCI achieved new milestones
under the leadership of former
director Albert Yee. Professor
Yee, who has decided to return
to teaching and his own research,
laid the foundation for a vital
collaborative endeavor that
shattered the constraints of traditional academia.
I look forward to continuing that mission, uniting
researchers from seemingly disparate disciplines in
pursuit of novel solutions to important problems.
In order to maintain that momentum, it is
important to remember Calit2’s “two campuses,
one institute” approach. By working with our UC
San Diego sister division, we can better advance
a strong research mission that is enhanced by
the individual strengths of each campus.
The Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility (INRF)
is our new campus partner. We are creating a high-
tech corridor by combining administrative functions
of the Zeiss Center of Excellence, the Calit2 BiON
facility and the INRF. This offers researchers the benefit
of easy access to three different centers, thereby
lowering barriers to innovation (see article, page 8).
I am excited to be part of Calit2. I look forward
to forming strategic alliances with other centers and
institutes on campus, teaming with industry and
community partners, and seeing new faculty and many
wonderful projects in our institute. Among the projects
we will be pursuing are “telemedicine,” which can reduce
the cost and increase the effectiveness of conventional
medicine and health care management, and a “green
world” initiative that will address important energy-
consumption and environmental problems.
I invite you to join us and look forward to working