Research Foundation President, Student Profile, & Litigation Trailblazer (November 2017)

University of Akron (UA) professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering George G. Chase, Ph.D. (OH K ’78), has been named as the new president of the UA Research Foundation.

According to the article, Dr. Chase also serves as the university’s director of STEM research.


A.J. Phillips has been selected as the November Student of the Month by New Mexico State University. Phillips, NM A 2020, is double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science.

He is an undergraduate research assistant, constructing a research paper on the various effects that EEG test data compression has on subsequent processing operations, and was initiated into Tau Beta Pi in October at the New Mexico Alpha Chapter. Click here to read his profile as Student of the Month and about his plans to pursue graduate school.


The National Law Journal (NLJ) has named Frank E. Scherkenbach, CA G ’86, as a “Litigation Trailblazer” for the “remarkable successes” he has achieved throughout his career as one of the top patent litigators in the country. Scherkenbach is a principal with Fish & Richardson (California) specializing in complex high technology litigation, with particular expertise in computer software, semiconductors, and medical devices.

His bachelor’s degree is in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. Read the announcement for more details as to why Scherkenbach has been called “one of the 50 greatest litigators in the country.”


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