Over the weekend MIT named one in all its buildings in honor of one in all its alumni: the present CEO and chair of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su.
The Lisa T. Su Constructing, previously Constructing 12, serves because the campus’s open-access facility for nanoscale science and engineering and was in-built 2018. It homes the MIT.nano Immersion Lab
, which is devoted to “visualizing, understanding, and interacting with massive, multidimensional information” and prototyping instruments for AR and VR.
Dr. Su stated in a tweet
that she was “honored to be a part of such an incredible place the place the way forward for nano will probably be found, and the subsequent leaders will probably be skilled.”
Dr. Su obtained her bachelor’s, grasp’s, and doctoral levels in electrical engineering at MIT within the ’90s. Dr. Su has turn out to be probably the most highly effective ladies in tech in her present function as head honcho at AMD. Different accomplishments embrace being the primary girl to ever obtain the distinguished IEEE Noyce Medal for her work at MIT, IBM, and AMD.
The president of MIT, L. Rafael Reif, defined in an announcement why Dr. Su’s identify belongs on the constructing:
“Effectively-known, admired, and revered as a visionary chief for her transformation of AMD, Lisa Su is enabling MIT.nano to increase the boundaries of analysis and innovation on the nanoscale. Researchers devoted to inventing new, science-based options for essentially the most pressing challenges are drawn to the colourful, collaborative group of MIT.nano that the Lisa T. Su Constructing now holds.”
In response to a former professor, technical recipes developed throughout Dr. Su’s Ph.D. research are nonetheless being “adopted by new pupil researchers using MIT’s shared instrument units for nanofabrication.”
“MIT has performed an extremely vital function in my life,” Dr. Su instructed MIT. “I’m honored and intensely happy to have the ability to affect the subsequent era of scholars and researchers. There isn’t any substitute for hands-on studying, and I hope that MIT.nano will allow and develop the very best and brightest technologists and innovators sooner or later.”
Dr. Su shares this honor with different tech heavyweights like Cecil Inexperienced, co-founder of Texas Devices, and Robert Noyce, co-founder of Intel and the primary individual to make an built-in microchip. In response to MIT, Su is the primary alumna “to make a present for a constructing that can bear her personal identify.”