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Industrial Innovation and Partnerships at NSF

Barry W. Johnson, Division Director for the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF)

Friday, May 6th
9:45 am – 10:15 am
Room 7970

Speaker Profile

Barry W. Johnson, Ph.D.

Barry W. Johnson, Ph.D.

Barry W. Johnson is the Division Director for the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF). Prior to joining NSF he was the Senior Associate Dean in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. He continues to hold the L. A. Lacy Distinguished Professorship at the University of Virginia. In 1998 he was a founder of Privaris, Inc. While on leave from the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2006 he served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Privaris. Prior to joining the University of Virginia he worked as a research engineer for Harris Corporation in their Government Aerospace Systems Division. He is the author of two books, nine book chapters and more than 150 journal and conference articles. He is also an inventor on 31 issued patents and more than 30 applications currently pending.

Dr. Johnson received the B.S., M.E., and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1979, 1980, and 1983, respectively. He is a Fellow of the IEEE for his contributions to fault-tolerant computing. His major awards include the 1992 C. Holmes MacDonald Outstanding Young Electrical Engineering Professor Award from Eta Kappa Nu, the 1991 Frederick Emmons Terman Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, a 1992 Alan Berman Research Publications Award from the Department of the Navy, a 1990 Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, election to the Raven Society in 2007, a 1997 David A. Harrison Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Virginia, and the 2011 Outstanding Faculty Award from the University of Virginia Engineering Foundation.