Contact Info

Primary Title: 
Director, Research Development
Email Contact: 
Voice Contact: 
(541) 737-7304
128 Kidder Hall
Office Hours: 
By appointment.

Brief Biosketch:

I am a scientist with over 30 years of experience in researchproject/program management and policy work (International Standards and Nanoscience policy). I received my B.S. in Zoology and Physiology from Louisiana State University and my Ph.D. in Chemical Carcinogenesis (Molecular Biology/Biophysics – within the Division of Biological Sciences) from the University of Texas at Austin. 

Previously, I served as Managing Director for the Center for Sustainable Materials Chemistry (CSMC), a large NSF funded Center for Chemical Innovation. Prior to the CSMC, I served as Assistant Director for the Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative (SNNI), a virtual Center funded by the Air Force Research laboratory though ONAMI. Before that, I managed a large ARO MURI and I’ve also worked in industry.



Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, Chemical Carcinogenesis / Biophysics / Biochemistry
B.S., Louisiana State University, Zoology and Physiology


Research Description: 
My current research is focused in biomineralization, nanoscience and toxicology. My collaborators in CBEE and I have an NSF-EFRI (1240488) grant to explore diatoms as a photosynthetic biorefinery.