Dr. Jinliu (Grace) Wang appointed as vice chancellor of Research and Economic Development at SUNY System Administration.

November 3, 2016

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Jinliu (Grace) Wang as vice chancellor of Research and Economic Development at SUNY System Administration.

About Dr. Jinliu (Grace) Wang

Dr. Wang currently serves as acting Assistant Director for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF). In this role, she leads the Engineering directorate at NSF and manages a funding portfolio of over $900 million to invest in frontier engineering research, support engineering education, and foster innovation and technology commercialization. Prior to that, she served as NSF's Deputy Assistant Director for Engineering, a capacity in which she oversaw the operation of the Directorate for Engineering, and helped identify and implement research, innovation, and education priorities. She is the NSF representative for the White House’s Lab-to-Market interagency group, accelerating the translation of research breakthroughs into market reality and stimulating economic growth.

Previously at NSF, Dr. Wang served as division director of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships. She joined NSF in 2009 as program director for SBIR/STTR program, focusing on investing in small businesses in the areas of nanotechnology, advanced materials, and manufacturing. Dr. Wang began her career at IBM/Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, where she played a key role in the research and development of Perpendicular Magnetic Recording media. She holds seven U.S. patents.

Dr. Wang earned her Doctorate in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University in 2001.

Dr. Wang’s appointment is effective January 1, 2017 at an annual state salary of $224,000, and a supplemental salary of $71,000 from the Research Foundation for SUNY to support her research responsibilities.

Source: https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/11-2016/11-3-16/board-of-trustees-announces-appointments-at-suny-poly-system-admin-clinton-community.html