David Luzzi, PhD, MBA, serves a dual role of senior vice provost for research and vice president of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA. At Northeastern, he is also senior advisor to the president, chairman of the board of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, a former dean of the College of Engineering, and a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering.
Luzzi leads applied research programs funded by the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force on materials and manufacturing, expeditionary cyber, expeditionary maneuver, shipyard modernization, and the 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 has authored over 130 publications and patents on nanoscale phenomena, instrumentation, and materials, cited in over 8,000 publications. Two companies were spun out of Luzzi’s research lab.