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Oregon Tech Appoints Associate Provost and Vice President of Research as Academic Leader of Wilsonville Campus

Dec 18, 2011
Oregon Institute of Technology has officially announced the appointment of Dr. Mateo Aboy to the position of Associate Provost and Vice President of Research.

Oregon Institute of Technology has officially announced the appointment of Dr. Mateo Aboy to the position of Associate Provost and Vice President of Research. He will start in this position on Jan. 1, 2012.

Dr. Aboy is currently the Department Chair of the Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering Department at Oregon Tech. In his new role, he will be part of the university’s Executive Team and assume overall responsibility for the successful operation of Oregon Tech’s new Wilsonville campus which opens Fall Term 2012. He will provide academic leadership and guidance in positioning Oregon Tech’s new, consolidated presence in the Portland/Salem education market.

“Dr. Aboy brings excellent academic credentials to his new position and he has a track record of success in similar types of assignments,” commented Brad Burda, Provost and Vice President of Academics at Oregon Tech.

Dr. Aboy joined the faculty at Oregon Tech during the 2004/05 academic year as a Program Director for the Electronics program in Portland. Under his leadership as the Electrical Engineering & Renewable Energy (EERE) Department Chair (2008-Present) and as a Portland Program Director (2005-2008), the EERE Department achieved significant strategic objectives, transforming from a technology department with a single program (BSEET) to a multidisciplinary engineering department offering full engineering degrees including a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS in Renewable Energy Engineering, and a MS in Renewable Energy Engineering. During his tenure, the EERE department experienced remarkable growth (20 EERE Portland students in 2004 to over 200 by 2011), nearly doubling the overall student enrollment at the OIT-Portland campuses.

Dr. Aboy is passionate about education, research, and innovation. While at OIT he has taught over 130 courses, helped secure funding through grants in excess of $3 million, published over 75 scholarly articles in engineering and health journals and conferences, invented or co-invented over 25 patented or patent pending inventions, founded the Office of Innovation and Technology Transfer at Oregon Tech, and engaged in entrepreneurial activity resulting in a joint PSU-OIT-OHSU medical device company (APDM, Inc www.apdm.com).

Dr. Aboy’s academic background encompasses the areas of engineering, health sciences, management, and intellectual property. His technical education background includes a BS in Electrical Engineering, a BS Physics with Minor in Mathematics, a MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering, a MS in Telecommunications Engineering, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering (ETSIT-University of Vigo, Spain). Additionally, he holds a MBA in International Management from University of London, completed the Executive Program in Management & Leadership at MIT Sloan (Exec. Cert.), and has a Bar Admission to practice patent law before the United States Patent & Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Agent.

Oregon Tech’s Wilsonville campus will offer programs in:

  • Renewable Energy Engineering (BS)
  • Electronics Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Information Technology (BS)
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Operations Management (BS)
  • Software Engineering Technology (BS)
  • Clinical Laboratory Science -in cooperation with OHSU (BS)
  • EMT/Paramedic -in cooperation with OHSU (AS)

The university will also offer three new programs at the Wilsonville campus including:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Technology and Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Embedded Systems Engineering Technology
  • Master of Science in Renewable Energy Engineering

For more information about Oregon Institute of Technology’s Wilsonville campus, visit www.oit.edu/wilsonville or call 503-821-1250.


About Oregon Tech

Founded in Klamath Falls in 1947, Oregon Institute of Technology is one of seven institutions in the Oregon University System, and the only public institute of technology in the Pacific Northwest. Oregon Tech provides degree programs in engineering and health technologies, management, communications and applied sciences that prepare students to be effective participants in their professional, public and international communities through hands-on learning. Oregon Tech’s main campus is in Klamath Falls; other sites are located in Portland, Salem, La Grande and Seattle. Oregon Tech will consolidate its campuses in the Portland area to a larger facility in Wilsonville in Fall 2012. Visit www.oit.edu to learn more about Oregon Institute of Technology.

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