The St. Andrews Ballroom at Maple Dale Country Club was undoubtedly the site for tears of joy, sadness, laughter, toasting, and roasting as tribute was paid to Dr. Noureddine Melikechi,
Vice President of Research, Innovation and Development, for his many accomplishments at Delaware State University. The evening cocktail reception was hosted by the members of DIST (Delaware Institute of Science and Technology), Dr. Melikechi’s team consisting of faculty and staff from both the Physics & Engineering and the Computer & Information Sciences Departments of DSU. The festivities were sponsored by the Office of the President.
Dr. Melikechi joined DSU in 1995, appointed as an Assistant Professor of Physics. He has founded or contributed to many research facilities, such as the Applied Optics Center of DE, National Science Foundation Center for Research Excellence, and the Optical Science Center for Applied Research. He is also recognized by many awards, accomplishments, and was also named the “Delaware Ambassador of Mars” by Delaware Governor Jack Markell, giving recognition to his work in partnership with NASA.
We honor and applaud Dr. Melikechi and his accomplishments and wish him all the best as he assumes his new duties as Dean of the Kennedy College of Sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.