How the activities of EVPR's office impact GT

November 29, 2016, 11:00am-Noon
Student Center, Room 319

The Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR) overseas the full breadth of the Institute’s research and commercialization/entrepreneurship and extension activities.  This presentation will provide an overview of the structure of the EVPR office, including key offices and personnel.  An overview of strategic research areas identified by the faculty and administration will be provided, along with the roles of Interdisciplinary Research Institutes (IRIs).  The processes employed by the Office of the EVPR for building interdisciplinary research teams to pursue large externally funded programs such as centers and training grants, as well as the ‘limited submission process,’ whereby nominees or proposals are chosen from a pool of internal candidates due to sponsor limitations on the number of applications, will be explained.  Finally, the institute’s connections to other units within the University System of Georgia, as well as recent investments by industry in and around campus, will be highlighted.

Christopher Jones

Associate Vice President for Research

Chris Jones is the Associate Vice President for Research and a Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. He has been a faculty member in ChBE at GT since 2000, where he studies catalysis and chemical processing and carbon capture and sequestration. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal, ACS Catalysis, published by the American Chemical Society.

Greg King

Associate Vice President for Economic Development

Greg King is the Associate Vice President for Economic Development here at Georgia Tech. In this role, he acts as the Institute’s liaison to the state of Georgia with regards to recruitment and expansion of companies across the state. He supports the state’s economic development efforts by identifying and mobilizing the university resources most relevant for these companies considering location. Greg also leads the corporate engagement involving the establishment of innovation centers and the stewardship of those communities of innovation near campus. With over 18 years of economic development experience, he also holds a joint appointment with the Board of Regents, University System of Georgia, serving as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic Development. Greg earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech and a Masters in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.

Monique Tavares

Associate VP for Research Administration

As Associate Vice President for Research Administration, Monique serves as the Chief Operating Officer in the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research (EVPR). In this role, she manages the research administration, human resources, financial administration, administrative, and space management functions for the EVPR’s Office and serves as a liaison for its reporting units. Monique began her career at GT in 2000 in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office, and has been in the EVPR’s office since 2010.