The organization of the CRIM is illustrated in Figure 1. The CRIM has developed core research, non-core research, and technology transfer activities. The Director coordinates the research activities of the CRIM, carried out by faculty, staff, and students of the participating universities. The technology transfer activities are developed and coordinated by two Associate Directors, supported by a Laboratory Research Specialist.
The Director, who reports to the Dean of the College of Engineering, and coordinates the activities of the CRIM with the Head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, supervises the overall operation of the CRIM. The Director is also responsible for:
- Recruiting new members and retaining existing ones.
- Long range planning of CRIM activities.
- Maintaining close relationships with the Industry/University Advisory Board of the CRIM.
- Seeking CRIM-IUAB's assistance and counsel in matters related to membership and research needs.
In addition to the Associate Director for Technology Transfer, the CRIM Director is assisted by an Associate Director for Administration who handles membership recruitment/maintenance functions and other coordination and administrative functions. Additional, support staff needs are met by an Administrative Assistant.
A University Policy Committee, consisting of senior staff of the University, the College of Engineering, and the CRIM Director, serves to facilitate smooth operation of the CRIM. A CRIM Analyst approved by the UNC system monitors the operation of the CRIM to ensure that UNC system guidelines are met. Therefore, the CRIM Analyst plays a critical advisory role.