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Mohammad A. Karim, the Old Dominion University vice president for research, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

The London-based organization traces its history to 1874 and was established to promote the advancement and dissemination of physics. As a Fellow, Karim will be a senior level, voting member of the institute.

He is an elected Fellow, as well, of the Optical Society of America, the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

Karim came to ODU in 2004 from City University of New York, where he was dean of engineering at City College. He has bachelor and master's degrees in physics, a master's in electrical engineering and a doctorate in electrical engineering. The graduate degrees are from the University of Alabama.

While on the faculty of the University of Dayton from 1986-98, Karim founded the institution's Electro-Optics Program. He has written eight books and more than 325 papers pertaining to his research.

"At Old Dominion University, we are all proud of Dr. Karim's signal accomplishments and congratulate him on his election and the Institute of Physics on its fine judgment," wrote ODU President Roseann Runte in a letter to the institute's president, Sir John Enderby.

This article was posted on: October 4, 2006

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