UNM School of Engineering honors seven distinguished alumni
Part of homecoming week celebrations
By Kim Delker — October 16, 2015
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James J. McNally
(Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, ’86)
James McNally, of Albuquerque, is director of strategic development for Applied Technology Associates (ATA) and chairman of the New Mexico Optics Industry Association.
He received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UNM in 1986. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Before joining ATA, McNally was founding CEO and chairman of TruTouch Technologies Inc., which developed and marketed the world’s first non-invasive alcohol measurement product, recognized by Time magazine as an Invention of the Year in 2006.
He was an associate professor and director of research at the physics department at the U.S. Air Force Academy. McNally is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), was inducted into the Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu Honor Societies. He serves on the UNM Health Science Center Conflict of Interest Committee and the advisory boards for the UNM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the UNM optical science and engineering graduate program, and the Central New Mexico Community College photonics program.
Jim is the proud father of four children with five grandchildren, and just celebrated his 40th wedding anniversary with his beautiful wife, Mary Ann.
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McNally, James J. [MC????]
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I believe that James is a member of the Class of 1975.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
McNally, James J. [MC1975]
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