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Two candidates for UT Knoxville’s vice chancellor for research position will participate in public forums beginning this week.

David Norton, associate dean for research and graduate programs for the College of Engineering at the University of Florida, will speak to the campus community from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 19, in the Baker Center Auditorium. Norton has taught in the University of Florida’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering since 2003. Norton held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and was later named a senior research staff member in ORNL’s Solid State Division. He holds bachelor and postdoctorate degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Louisiana State University.

Robert Scott, associate vice president for research at the University of Georgia, will speak to the campus community from 10:00 to 11:15 a.m., Thursday, September 22, in the Baker Center Auditorium. Scott is currently serving as the interim director of the University of Georgia’s Bioenergy Systems Research Institute. He previously served as the associate director of the university’s Institute of Bioinformatics. He has held teaching positions at the University of Georgia and the University of Illinois. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois and a Ph. D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology.

Information on additional candidate forums will be announced in the near future. For more information on candidate forum, contact the Office of Research at 974-3466.