SCHAUMBURG, Ill. ? 15 December 2005 ? Jim Jaskie of Embedded Systems Research, Motorola Labs, has been named by Scientific American magazine as one of the 2005 Scientific American 50 ? the magazine's prestigious annual list recognizing outstanding acts of leadership in science and technology from the past year.
Dr. Jaskie is recognized for his leadership in advancing practical nanotube technologies by developing carbon nanotube (CNT) based video displays, also called ?Nano-Emissive Displays? (NED). Dr. Jaskie and his team have succeeded in growing carbon nanotubes at low temperatures and with well-controlled orientation and distribution, to enable the manufacturing of low-cost, large flat panel displays that exceed the image quality characteristics of plasma and LCD screens.
?Research in nanotechnology is enabling Motorola to design materials and devices at molecular levels not thought to be possible, that are smaller and less expensive than ever before,? said Dr. Jaskie. ?We are honored to be recognized for research leadership in nanoscale components, which we believe will have a fundamental impact on advancing the future of electronic devices and lead the way towards a future of Seamless Mobility.?
Dr. Jaskie, a 24 year Motorolan, is a member of Motorola's Scientific Advisory Board Association (SABA) and a Dan Noble Fellow. He holds a Ph. D. in Engineering Physics, has over 50 issued patents and has co-authored numerous technical publications.
?The Scientific American 50 is our annual opportunity to salute the people and organizations worldwide whose research, policy or business leadership has played a major role in bringing about the science and technology innovations that are improving the way we live and offer the greatest hope for the future,? said John Rennie, Scientific American editor-in-chief.
Selected by the magazine's Board of Editors with the help of distinguished outside advisors, the Scientific American 50 honors research, business and policy leaders who have played a critical role in advancing key technology trends in a wide variety of fields in the past year. The list appears in the magazine's December issue and may also be accessed online at sciam.com.