Vice President -Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA
David E. Luzzi is Vice President for the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA (ICBM) and the Vice Provost for Research Innovation and Development. He is the Chairman of the Board of the KRI at Northeastern University, LLC and the former Dean of Engineering. He is a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. He leads the University’s large DoD programs in Expeditionary Cyber, Counter UAS, Expeditionary Maneuver and Additive Manufacturing, and the Corporate Partnerships on the ICBM. With Dr. George Kostas, Luzzi designed and built the Kostas Research Institute.
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, 1980), Northwestern University (PhD, Materials Science and Engineering, 1986), the Institute for Defense Analyses Defense Science Study Group (1997) and the Wharton School of Business (MBA, 2007) 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 a member of the Board of Directors of the Advanced Cyber Security Center and was a recent member of the Defense Science Board Task Force on Cyber Supply Chain Risk. 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.