Mahboob Khan Outstanding Liaison Awards
The SRC Industry Liaison Program is a powerful partnership that brings together university researchers, graduate students and semiconductor industry experts. The program allows member companies to effectively extract value from SRC programs, and it gives students an increased depth of academic experience through the real-world industry research. As an integral part of the research team, Liaisons and Associates are actively involved in task planning and guidance throughout the process. Moreover, the long-term relationships formed in the Liaison program impact and enrich the lives of both mentor and student.
The Mahboob Khan Outstanding Industry Liaison Award, named in memory of longtime Industry Liaison program advocate from AMD, is presented to those individuals who have made significant contributions to the SRC community in their roles as Liaisons. Recipients represent "ideal mentors" whose commitment meaningfully enhances the SRC research program.
The Selection Process
A Call for Nominations can be found online during the first quarter of each year. Liaisons are nominated for their work on specific research projects. Nominations are accepted from both university and industry personnel; however, letters of support from the researchers are required. Once a Liaison has won the award, he or she is eligible to win for that same research project after three years.
The selection committee is made up of representatives from industry, the university community and each SRC research program. Nominations are evaluated based on specific selection criteria (published with the Call for Nominations) and letters of support. The awards are presented at the TECHCON conference in the fall.