Qualcomm Microsystems Seminar: Vicky Bevilacqua, Army Research Lab Bioscience and Bioengineering
Thursday, October 9, 2014
1146 AV Williams Building
Qualcomm Microsystems Seminar Series
Army Research Laboratory Bioscience and Bioengineering Research Initiatives
Vicky L.H. Bevilacqua, Ph. D.
Associate for Biosciences and Biotechnology
Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate
Army Research Laboratory
The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is executing a robust Biosciences Research program and is examining potential new opportunities to collaborate. In particular, ARL is exploring ways to tap into broad areas of bioengineering and bio/non-bio integration at the nano and micro levels. The presentation will provide an overview of the ARL Biosciences program, examples of current research, potential areas of collaboration, the ARL Open Campus initiative, and mechanisms for facilitating collaborative research involving academic faculty and students.
Dr. Bevilacqua is Associate for Biosciences and Biotechnology for the Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate at the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Adelphi, MD, and is leading the development of the ARL Biosciences Technical Strategic Plan. She is a Biophysical Chemist with 22 years experience and first joined the ARL in 2013 as the BioTechnology Branch Chief. She came to the ARL from the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) in Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, where she served as Acting Branch Chief for Chemical Biological Point Detection (2012), as Executive Officer to the Engineering Director (2011), and as a Principal Investigator for toxin and metabolomics research (2002-2013). Prior to joining ECBC, she obtained tenure as a faculty member at Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA), where she received the College of Science and Mathematics Distinguished Teaching Award (2001-2002 academic year). She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Chemistry at Yale University and completed her post doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.