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Theresa Mayer, Ph.D.

Theresa Mayer, Ph.D. Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Phone: (765) 494-6209
Fax: (765) 496-2589
Curriculum Vitae

Theresa S. Mayer is the executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, where she oversees the institution’s $690 million research enterprise and supports holistic engagements with federal, industry, and global strategic partners. She serves as the Vice Chair and Lead Manager for Board of Managers at the Purdue Applied Research Institute, the non-profit applied research arm of Purdue University that extends the reach and impact of the University’s deep research strengths and top-ranked academic programs in engineering, agriculture, science, and technology.

Previously, in her roles leading research and innovation efforts at Virginia Tech and Penn State University, Mayer was instrumental in creating collaborative and cutting-edge research ecosystems that engaged industry and enhanced regional economic development. She is widely recognized for her work in advanced manufacturing of nanoscale electronic, optical, and biomedical devices, which has been supported by the NSF, DOD, DOE, NIH, and industry. Mayer has over 350 technical publications, invited presentations and tutorials, and holds ten patents in these areas. She served on the U.S. President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology and is a fellow of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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