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 ORIED. 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 Calendar

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, Innovation and Economic Development 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.

2017 Meetings

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

  • January 17
  • February 15
  • March 16
  • April (Annual Research Retreat)
  • May 18
  • July (summer break)
  • August 17
  • September 13
  • October (Fall Joint Research Meeting)
  • November 16
  • December (holiday break)

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, ORIED and Chair, Website
  • Steven Allen, Associate Dean, Jenkins Graduate Programs and Research, PCOM, 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, ORIED, Website
  • Genevieve Garland, Director, ORIED Research Operations, Website
  • John Gilligan, Executive Associate Dean of Engineering, Research and Graduate Programs, COE, Website
  • Marie Grubbs, Research Planning Manager, RDO, ORIED, Website
  • Robert Hoon, Deputy General Counsel, OGC, Website
  • Jon Horowitz, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure, ORIED, Website
  • Rick Liston, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Administration, ORIED, 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, ORIED, Website
  • Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Associate Dean, Industry Research and Extension, COT, Website
  • Pradip Pramanik, Director, Proposal Development Unit, ORIED, Website
  • David Rainer, Associate Vice Chancellor, Environmental Health and Public Safety, Website
  • Kelly Sexton, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Technology Commercialization and New Ventures, ORIED, Website
  • Hiller Spires, Professor, CED, URC Chair, Website
  • Paola Sztajn, Associate Dean, Research, CED, Website
  • Justo Torres, Director, Contracts and Grants, Website
  • Mladen Vouk, Associate Vice Chancellor, Research Development, ORIED, Website
  • Xiangwu Zhang, Associate Dean for Research, COT, Website