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Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4791

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" "Dr. Mansour Mortazavi
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
(870) 575-7140 |

Dr. Mansour Mortazavi joined the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in 1992 and has served as a Quantum Optics Professor, Director of Lasers, and Nano-Science laboratories, and and Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development.

Dr. Mortazavi earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Arkansas in 1990. He then joined UAPB as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics, and Mathematics and Computer Science. He has also maintained close collaborations with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville as an affiliate faculty member of the Micro-Electronics and Photonics Program, and Nanoscience and Engineering Institute. 

Since joining UAPB, Dr. Mortazavi has been active in research in the fields of nanoscience, engineering, and computer science and his design and implementation of spintronics research has held the world record for efficiency and consistency. He has maintained continuous funding for his research from federal and state agencies including the Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Laboratories, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Science Foundation (NSF), Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), etc. His research has been featured in high impact journals, including Science, Science News, Physical Review Letters, and Optics letters.

Since becoming Vice Chancellor, he has created collaborations with the Pine Bluff Arsenal, National Center for Toxicological Research, Argonne National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories, as well as other universities across the country. He is currently the UAPB director of Connect Arkansas Research Scholars (CARS) program, a collaboration between UAPB, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS) and Arkansas Children’s Research Institute (ACRI) that focuses on biomedical research that will assist with preventing, treating and curing the tobacco-related health issues in minority communities.

Mrs. Genevia K. Thomas
Project Program Specialist
(870) 575-7165

Dr. Ebo Tei
Director, ORSP
(870) 575-8750

Ms. Allyson Y. Jackson
ORSP Associate for Administration
(870) 575-8051

Ms. Azarin Yazdani
Research Project Analyst
CARS Program Manager
(870) 575-8214