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Academic Advisory

The Academic Advisory Group (AAC) addresses issues and provides advice and recommendations to the OC on NTI operations with respect to its research partners.

To streamline interactions with institutions, the AAC member list includes a contact representative at each individual institution. These representatives serve as efficient conduits into the relevant departments of their institutions, particularly if institutional decisions regarding intellectual property or participation in NTI programs are required.

Academic Advisory Board Members

J. Todd Abrams, Ph.D.
Director, Philanthropy & Business Development
Lankenau Institute for Medical Research
Fred A. Akl, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Engineering
Widener University

Kenneth J. Blank, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
Drexel University

Karen I. Winey, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, NTI
Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Milton T. Cole, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Office of Research & Sponsored Projects
Villanova University

Steven J. Fluharty, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
University of Pennsylvania

Andre A. Konski, M.D., M.B.A., M.A.
Clinical Research Director
Radiation Oncology Clinical Director
Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment Program
Fox Chase Cancer Center

Fredda S. London, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Provost
Temple University

Jeremiah Mbindyo
Professor, Millesville University

Steven McKenzie, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Thomas Jefferson University

John Mosteller, Ph.D.
Director, Foundation & Corporate Relations
Haverford College

Kambiz Pourrezaei, Ph.D.
Professor, Drexel University

Rodney J. Wigent, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate Studies
Director of Research
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia

The Promise of Nanotechnology

“The use of nanotechnology in consumer products and industrial applications is growing rapidly, with the products listed in the inventory showing just the tip of the iceberg.  How consumers respond to these early products — in food, electronics, health care, clothing and cars — will be a litmus test for broader market acceptance of nanotechnologies in the future.”

–Andrew D. Maynard
Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars