After two years as dean, Julio M. Ottino has developed several new initiatives that are directly linked to enhancing the quality of students' eduational experience, and they support creativity and innovation - vital components for McCormick's success.

Researchers at McCormick, in collaboration with members of Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), are exploring ways to build and control better prostheses for arm amputees.
Manijeh Razeghi has been determined to create a center of excellence in optoelectronics and nanotechnology. Her group works hard and well together — perhaps that's why her lab has consistently been at the top of the world of optoelectronics.