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and promote the discoveries of our world-renowned research community.

Research Matters (to replace text in Hex Banner)

The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Development (ORIED) plays a critical role in NC State’s success as a preeminent R1 university. The Vice Chancellor and the units reporting to him actively support and nurture the research enterprise, providing resources, expertise, and regulatory control, leading the way to advance innovation and discovery.

Alan Rebar

Innovative Leadership

As Chief Research Officer, Vice Chancellor Alan Rebar oversees all NC State research activities.

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Distinguished Faculty

NC State faculty are highly regarded for advancing innovative technology and research.

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2017 Staff Awards Nominees

Transformational Staff

2017 Awards for Excellence – staff recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty.

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#2 in the U.S. in Licenses and Options Executed

among public universities without medical schools.

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Leadership Team

Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor
Research, Innovation and Economic Development

Mladen Vouk, Associate Vice-Chancellor
Research Development
Research Administration

Dennis Kekas, Associate Vice Chancellor
Partnerships and Economic Development

Jon Horowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Research Infrastructure

Rick Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor

Kelly Sexton, Assistant Vice Chancellor
Technology Commercialization and New Ventures

Genevieve Garland, Director
Research Operations

Matt Peterson, Director
Federal Relations

Pradip Pramanik, Director
Proposal Development Unit

Lorena McLaren, Executive Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations, University Development


Office of the Vice ChancellorOffice of the Vice Chancellor

Chief Research Officer (CRO) for NC State, the Vice Chancellor is responsible for the central units supporting the university’s sponsored research enterprise. In addition, he provides leadership and direction for 13 cross-disciplinary centers and institutes.

Contact: Miriam Hines, Administrative Officer, 919-515-2117
Speaking engagements: Request Form (unity ID required)


Federal Relations

ORIED serves as the primary liaison between the university and the federal government and other national organizations on issues related to research funding. The Director meets regularly with lawmakers and agencies to ensure that NC State is able to compete for important research opportunities and meetings between administration and faculty and our congressional leaders in Washington or in Raleigh. Unit Contacts

spacerIntegrated Support Service Center

The Integrated Support Service Center (ISSC) provides proposal, financial and administrative support for ORIED’s centers and institutes as well as principal investigators across the university who are not affiliated with a college research office. Streamlining these services eliminates costly duplication and creates efficiencies. Unit Contacts


Research Operations

Serving as the liaison between the Vice Chancellor and the campus research community, the Research Operations staff provide logistical support in the daily operation of the research programs developed by ORIED’s executive leadership, including strategic planning and communication. Unit Contacts

Partnerships and Economic DevelopmentPartnerships & Economic Development

Centennial Campus Partnerships and Industry Alliances build relationships between the university, industries, government agencies, and nonprofits, streamlining access to important resources on and off campus. Economic Development assists businesses and other organizations interested in expanding their operations in North Carolina and works closely with local and state government. Unit Contacts

Research DevelopmentResearch Development & Proposal Development

The Research Development Office (RDO) enhances collaborative research and lays the foundation for sustainable research growth. The office plans strategies to pursue large-scale projects, manages limited submission funding opportunities and ORIED’s seed-funding programs, develops NC State’s research infrastructure, and provides administrative oversight for centers and institutes. Unit Contacts

Centers & InstitutesCenters & Institutes

NC State’s Centers and Institutes provide platforms for the sharpest minds across the UNC system to collaborate, investigate and discover solutions to our global community’s greatest challenges. In addition to providing support for the centers directly under the Vice Chancellor’s authority, ORIED provides oversight for UNC General Administration reporting. Unit Contacts

spacerProposal Development Unit

The Proposal Development Unit (PDU) supports large-scale projects by providing strategy development, technical writing, and budget creation expertise. In addition, the PDU coordinates webinars and workshops geared toward helping researchers write winning proposals, leads the university-wide Proposal Development Network, and produces an electronic newsletter with timely proposal development tips. Unit Contacts

Sponsored Programs & Regulatory ComplianceResearch Administration and Compliance

Central research administration support is provided by Sponsored Programs & Regulatory Compliance Services (SPARCS). Sponsored Programs assists with proposal submission, agreement negotiation, and administration of sponsored projects. Regulatory Compliance  oversees conflicts of interest and commitment management, export controls, facility security matters, and research integrity. Unit Contacts

Technology Commercialization and New VenturesOffice of Technology Commercialization & New Ventures

The Office of Technology Commercialization and New Ventures (OTCNV) excels at moving research innovations through the commercialization process. Licensing professionals provide a range of services to inventors to protect, market and license the intellectual property developed at NC State. In addition, OTCNV assists new ventures generated from NC State inventions navigate the start-up process. Unit Contacts


The vision of the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development is to be instrumental in making an impact on society’s grand challenges through NC State’s emergence as a preeminent research university.


The Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development supports research, scholarship, and creative activities of the NC State community, facilitates a collaborative research and innovation environment, and translates results into social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.

  • ORIED supports the NC State community by identifying strategic research areas and specific funding sources, assisting in proposal development, providing professional development, encouraging partnerships, and providing administrative oversight and support services.
  • ORIED facilitates an efficient and collaborative research and innovation environment by maximizing access to existing resources, identifying needs, coordinating activities to secure new resources, and promoting an interdisciplinary research culture.
  • ORIED translates results by licensing IP, leveraging resources, launching start-up companies, communicating the value of our work, and fostering partnerships that lead to social, economic, and technological development.