Who We Are

The Research Operations Council (ROC) provides leadership at the college and university level for NC State research endeavors. The council’s monthly meeting agenda is set by the Vice Chancellor of Office of Research and Innovation. Members include the associate dean for research (or comparable chief research officer) from each college, the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and the University Research Committee’s chair.

Meetings

Current year schedule of meetings. See intranet (unity id required) for agendas.

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Current Members

Current committee members and their contact information.

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Research Events

All research committee meetings and other research events.

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Mission

The Research Operations Council provides distributed leadership at the College and University level for research endeavors at NC State University. The ROC contemplates growth opportunities, identifies areas of excellence, catalyzes cross-disciplinary and trans-institutional collaborations, unifies divergent goals and objectives of local research and exploration thrusts with institutional mission and resource priorities. The ROC meets monthly under the leadership of the Vice Chancellor for Office of Research and Innovation who sets the agenda.

Objectives and Responsibilities

  • Contemplate growth opportunities.
  • Identify areas of excellence
  • Catalyze cross-disciplinary and trans-institutional collaborations
  • Unify divergent goals and objectives of local research and exploration thrusts with institutional mission and resource priorities.

2018 Meetings

Unless otherwise noted, these meetings will be held from 8:30-10:30 in the Springboard Executive conference Room 205.

  • January 17: Canceled
  • February 14: Canceled
  • March 2
  • March 14: Canceled
  • April 18: No meeting
  • May 16
  • June 21
  • July: No meeting
  • August 23
  • September 19: Canceled
  • October 23
  • November 13
  • December: No meeting
See ROC Agendas (Unity ID required)

Current Members

The Research Operations Council is chaired by the Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation and comprises the associate dean for research (or comparable chief research officer) from each college, the Vice Chancellor’s senior staff and the University Research Committee’s chair.

  • Alan Rebar, Vice Chancellor, Office of Research and Innovation and Chair, Website
  • Tom Birkland, Associate Dean, Research and Engagement, CHASS, Website
  • John Blondin, Associate Dean, Research, COS, Website
  • Leah Burton, Director, Centennial Campus Partnerships and Indudstry Alliances, Office of External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development, Website
  • Wade Fulghum, Interim Executive Director, Technology , Technology Commercialization and New Ventures, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • Genevieve Garland, Director, Office of Research and Innovation,  Research Operations, Website
  • John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering, Research and Graduate Programs, COE, Website
  • Marie Grubbs, Research Planning Manager, RDO, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • Robert Hoon, Deputy General Counsel, OGC, Website
  • Jon Horowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • Rick Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Administration, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • Steve Lommel, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research; Associate Dean, Research, CALS, Website
  • Marian McCord, Associate Dean, Research, CNR, Website
  • Kathryn Meurs, Associate Dean, Research, CVM, Website
  • David Monks, Associate Director, NCARS, CALS, Website
  • Kina Morgan, Director, Research, COT, Website
  • Barbara Moses, Associate Vice Chancellor and University Budget Director, Budget Office, Website
  • Celen Pasalar, Assistant Dean, Research and Extension, COD, Website
  • Matt Peterson, Director, Federal Research Affairs, Office of External Affairs, Partnerships and Economic Development, Website
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Associate Dean, Industry Research and Extension, COT, Website
  • Pradip Pramanik, Director, Proposal Development Unit, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • David Rainer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Environmental Health and Public Safety, Website
  • Steve Shannon, Professor and Chair of URC, COE, Website
  • Paola Sztajn, Associate Dean, Research, CED, Website
  • Justo Torres, Director, Contracts and Grants, Website
  • Mladen Vouk, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Development, Office of Research and Innovation, Website
  • Richard Warr, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs, COM, Website
  • Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Dean for Research, COT, Website