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Division of Research, Innovation and Economic Development
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 N. University Drive, Mail Slot 4791
Dr. Mansour Mortazavi, Vice Chancellor
(870) 575-8214

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" "Dr. Mansour Mortazavi
Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Economic Development
(870) 575-8214 |

Dr. Mansour Mortazavi joined the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) in 1992 and has served as Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. He earned his PhD in Quantum Optics from the University of Arkansas.

With more than 30 years of experience in education, he began his career as a graduate teaching and research assistant at the University of Arkansas in 1984. Dr. Mortazavi joined UAPB as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Physics as well as the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, where he was on active member of the faculty until 2017. He has also maintained close collaborations with the University of Arkansas as he is an affiliate faculty member of the Nanoscience and Engineering Institute and Micro-Electronics and Photonics.

Since joining UAPB, Dr. Mortazavi has been active in research in the fields of nanoscience, engineering, and computer science. He has maintained continuous funding for his research from federal and state agencies. His research has been featured in high impact journals, including Science, Science News, Physical Review Letters, and Optic letters. Of note, he was active in the design and implementation of Spintronics research, which has held the world record for efficiency and consistency. As principal investigator, he has received numerous grant awards, including from the Air Force of Scientific Research, Army Research Laboratories, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and National Science Foundation, etc. He remains active in many scientific societies.

Dr. Mortazavi has developed three world class laboratories for lasers and Nano-science and engineering research. Dr. Mortazavi’s group is one of the teams made the first Mid-Infra-Red lasers in the United States.

Since becoming Vice Chancellor, he has created collaborations with the Pine Bluff Arsenal and National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), as well as other universities in the state of Arkansas. UAPB’s research accomplishments are highlighted in the journal, “INNOVATE,” which his office publishes.

Mrs. Jeanetta Terrell
Administrative Specialist III
(870) 575-8051
Ms. Allyson Y. Jackson
Associate for Administration
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Dr. Ebo Tei
Director, Office of Research and Sponsor Programs
(870) 575-8750

Ms. Judith Chambers
Administrative Analyst III
(870) 575-8751
Mrs. Genevia K. Thomas
Project Program Specialist
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