Gary W. Behm

Gary Behm
Interim Associate Vice President
NTID Academic Affairs
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Gary Behm is a senior tenured faculty member who has been recognized for his excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. He recently served as director of RIT/NTID’s Center on Access Technology Innovation Laboratory, and as an engineering lead for the faculty, researchers and students in the conceptualization, design, development, building and testing of engineering solutions that address the need of accessibility of deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals primarily in the postsecondary educational environment.

He earned an associate degree in electromechanical technology and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering technology at RIT/NTID, and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Gary has more than 30 years of professional engineering leadership experience, and prior to coming back to RIT/NTID, he worked for IBM in various locations throughout the country, serving as an engineer, project leader and project manager. He then moved into the IBM Faculty Loan program and served as a visiting scholar, lecturer, advisor and tutor in our Engineering Studies Department.

Gary holds 15 patents, including, among others, one for methods and systems for early warning detection of emergency vehicles, another for an apparatus and method for enhancing field of vision of the visually impaired, one for method and apparatus for a tactile haptic device to guide in real-time obstacle avoidance, another for apparatus and method for sensing of three-dimensional environmental information, and another for method and system for reducing the variation in film thickness on a plurality of semiconductor wafers having multiple deposition paths in a semiconductor manufacturing process.