David E. Luzzi

Senior Vice Provost for Research, Professor, Northeastern University, USA

David E. Luzzi is Senior Vice Provost for Research of Northeastern University and Vice President for the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM). He is the Chairman of the Board of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, LLC and the former Dean of Engineering. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Luzzi leads applied research programs funded by the US Army, Navy, and Air Force on materials and manufacturing, expeditionary cyber, expeditionary maneuver, shipyard modernization, and detection and countering of autonomous systems.

As a professor, Luzzi has extensive teaching and research experience in materials, nanoscience, and atomic level structure and processes. His research program executed projects for the Army, Navy, Air Force, NATO, National Science Foundation, NASA, the European Union, and other international, federal and state agencies and corporations. He is a graduate of the Stevens Institute of Technology (BE, Nuclear and Thermonuclear Energy), Northwestern University (PhD, Materials Science and Engineering), the Institute for Defense Analyses Defense Science Study Group, and the Wharton School of Business (MBA) where he was a Palmer Scholar. He has authored over 130 publications and patents on nanoscale phenomena, instrumentation, and materials, cited in over 6,000 publications. Two companies were spun out of Luzzi’s research lab.

Luzzi has been awarded the US Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service Medal, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and the George Heilmeier Award for Research Innovation. He is the Board of Directors Vice Chair for the International Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Cyber Security Center. He was a Science and Technology Fellow with the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Studies Group and a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, including as Science and Technology Chair.