University of Pittsburgh Creates New RFID Center

September 26, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

The University of Pittsburgh will formally announce the creation of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Center of Excellence, which will enable the University to expand its capabilities in the RFID field and remain a leader in directing RFID research. The new RFID research program has been identified as among the top three such programs worldwide. The RFID Center will be hosted in the John A. Swanson Institute for Technical Excellence in the University's School of Engineering. Initial funding for the center will be provided by the School of Engineering, and future research support will be provided by grants and contracts from companies and governmental agencies.

School of Engineering Dean Gerald Holder commented, "The RFID Center, led by Professor Mickle, will be a powerhouse of creativity and technological innovation that should lead to significant improvements in the economy and simplify the lives of consumers. We're excited about its huge potential."