Arrow-right Camera
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Day 56° Partly Cloudy
News >  Idaho

Former director of UI research center to retire

Researcher removed from post after audit

Associated Press
Gary Maki, the former director of the University of Idaho’s Center for Advanced Microelectronics and Biomolecular Research who was demoted in 2007, is retiring. Now a professor of computer and electrical engineering, the 66-year-old Maki says it is his decision to retire next week and he’s not being forced out. A 2006 audit of the center Maki directed found Maki and other employees improperly used university resources to benefit companies in which they had an interest. Maki was demoted in 2007 after a plan came to light that appeared to involve discrediting former colleague Kenneth Hass by orchestrating a letter from NASA critical of Hass’ work at the center. Hass’ criticism of how Maki ran the center initiated the 2006 audit.
The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Active Person

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.