Who We Are

Leaders of established and planned interdisciplinary units administered by Office of Research and Innovation.


Schedule of meetings with dates, times, and locations.

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Current Members

Current members and their contact information.

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Research Calendar

All group meetings and other research events.

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Meeting Goals

To improve cross-talk and synergies between CIs that will stimulate research collaborations and to provide a forum for discussions as to how Office of Research and Innovation can better support C/I research programs.

2021-2022 Meetings

  • October 8, 2021
  • January 7, 2022
  • May 6, 2022

See intranet (unity id required) for agendas and presentations of previous meetings.

Current Group Members

  • Otis Brown, Director of North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies (NCICS), Website
  • Dave Eggleston, Director of Center for Marine Sciences and Technology (CMAST), Website
  • Jennifer Kuzma (Website) and Fred Gould (Website), Co-Directors of Genetic Engineering and Society Center (GES)
  • Jorge Piedrahita, Director of Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI), Website
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Director of Nonwovens Institute (NWI), Website
  • Robert Smart, Director of Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE), Website
  • Victor Veliadis, Executive Director of Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute (NGPEMII “Power America”), Website
  • Susan White, Director of Water Resources Research Institute (WRRI) and North Carolina Sea Grant College Program (NCSG), Website
  • Billy Williams, Director of Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE), Website