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Provost names four finalists to lead research and innovation

The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs has announced four finalists for the position of senior vice provost for Research and Innovation. As a member of the provost’s senior leadership team, the person in this position will set the Institute’s research and economic development agenda and strategic direction. In addition, he will not only manage Tech’s $425 million research portfolio, but also oversee the commercialization of innovation, ensuring the Institute takes maximum advantage of the intellectual property developed by its community.

The following finalists were selected by a committee comprised of faculty members and campus leaders chaired by College of Engineering Dean Don Giddens.

The finalists, each a member of the Georgia Tech faculty, are, from left, Mark Allen, Joseph Hughes, François Sainfort and William Wepfer.

Mark Allen
• Regents’ professor and J.M. Pettit Professor in Microelectronics, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Joseph Hughes
• Professor and chair, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
• Professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

François Sainfort
• William W. George Professor of Health Systems and director, Health Systems Institute, Department of Biomedical Engineering
• Associate dean for Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Engineering
• Professor, Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering
• Adjunct professor, College of Management

William Wepfer
• Vice Provost, Distance Learning and Professional Education
• Professor, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

In the coming weeks, the finalists will participate in full interviews, which will include an open forum where each will address his vision and its implementation for research and innovation at Georgia Tech. For updates on the dates and location of these public forums, visit www.provost.gatech.edu.




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