Steering Committee

Vinayak Dravid

Director of Global Initiatives, International Institute for Nanotechnology & Abraham Harris Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Vinayak P. Dravid is the Northwestern University President Abraham Harris Chaired Professor of Materials Science & Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Director of Global Initiatives for the International Institute for Nanotechnology.

Professor Dravid is also the director of the Global McCormick Initiative, which provides strategic and operational support in sustainable global research and educational initiatives, and the founding director of NUANCE, an award-winning microscopy and surface science research facility used annually by hundreds of researchers from across myriad scientific fields.