Dr. Hornak will share his experience in industry and academic careers. He will talk about how to craft your careers to be able to be successful in either. He will also speak about government careers from his past experience at NSF.
Dr. Lawrence A. Hornak is associate dean of research and a professor of college of engineering at University of Georgia. Dr. Hornak received his B.S. in Physics from Binghamton University (SUNY), his M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University in 1991. Soon after joining WVU from AT&T Bell Labs Research, Dr. Hornak led the effort to establish the biometric systems Bachelor of Science degree at WVU and is the founding director of the Center for Identification Technology Research (CITeR), an NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center focusing on biometric systems which he currently codirects. He joined UGA college of engineering as associate dean of research in 2014. His current primary research explores the nanoscale molecular-optoelectronic nanoscale device interface, integrated optical biomolecular sensors, photonic devices and MEMS, and integrated biometric sensors and systems.