MaPSAC’s Lovell Leadership Series will feature Theresa Mayer


Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships. (Photo provided)
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Theresa Mayer, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships, will provide leadership insights Nov. 14 in the Lovell Leadership Series, presented by the Management and Professional Personnel Advisory Committee (MaPSAC).

The event, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET, will offer both an in-person and virtual format. In-person attendance will be at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Room 121. For the virtual event on Zoom, registration is mandatory and registrants will receive a confirmation email with meeting attendance information. All university staff members are welcome to attend with supervisor approval.

Questions for Mayer can be emailed in advance to This discussion will be moderated to minimize interruptions during the event.

In his role at Purdue, Mayer oversees the university’s $690 million research enterprise and supports holistic engagements with federal, industry and global strategic partners.

Prior to coming to Purdue, Mayer was Vice President of Research and Innovation at Virginia Tech University and was instrumental in Virginia’s successful bid for Amazon HQ2 as well as the formation of Commonwealth Cyber ​​​​Statewide initiative. At Penn State University, Mayer served as associate dean for engineering research and innovation and site director of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, which enabled the sharing of cutting-edge materials and techniques between researchers in academia and industry.

Mayer is widely recognized for her work in advanced manufacturing of nanoscale electronic, optical, and biomedical devices, which has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the U.S. Departments of Energy and Energy. defense. Mayer has over 350 technical publications and guest presentations and tutorials, and she holds 10 patents in these areas. She has served on the President’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology and is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Mayer holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue.


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