Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska named UW–Madison vice chancellor for research

Dorota A. Grejner-Brzezinska will serve as the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s vice chancellor for research. Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin named Brzezinska, a longtime Ohio State University engineering professor and GPS researcher, to the post today. She begins Sept. 1.

“Wisconsin has so many strong research institutes, departments and colleges,” Brzezinska says. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to build partnerships with them to grow the future-oriented research infrastructure they have developed, blend it with the Wisconsin Idea and bring the institution and state to even higher national and international prominence.”

Brzezinska, the vice president for knowledge enterprise at Ohio State and a professor of civil, environmental and geodetic engineering, has been on campus in Columbus since she began graduate studies in satellite geodesy, the science of measuring and understanding the Earth’s shape and orientation in space, in 1991.

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