Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Connecticut to Address 46th Annual Meeting of Connecticut Academy

Radenka Maric
Radenka Maric, Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of Connecticut; CASE Member – Elected in 2012

East Hartford, CT — Radenka Maric, PhD, will deliver this year’s keynote address at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), to be held virtually on Thursday May 27, 2021. Dr. Maric is an entrepreneur and leading scientist with experience in academia, industry, national labs, and federal agencies in the US, Japan, and Canada. She will present on the “Connection between Nature and Scientific Discoveries”.

CASE Member Maric serves as the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship across all UConn campuses, including UConn Health. She is responsible for overseeing the University’s $280+ million annual research enterprise and its Technology Incubation Program.

Additionally, Maric is the CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering. She has an active research program focusing on fuel cells and batteries, hydrogen generation, nanomaterials and thin film coatings, ceramic processing, and gasification and biofuels. She has been awarded more than $40 million in research funding, has published more than 300 articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings and 21 book chapters or invited review articles in major journals, and has two books under preparation. She also has six issued patents and 11 published patent disclosures.

Maric is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including being named a National Academy of Inventors Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Woman of Innovation by the Connecticut Technology Council, and a Woman in Business by the Hartford Business Journal. She was a Fulbright Chair Professor for 2016-2017 and received innovation and leadership awards from the National Research Council of Canada.

Dr. Maric earned her BS from Belgrade University, and her MS and PhD in Materials Science and Energy from Kyoto University (Japan).

Interested parties are invited to attend the virtual meeting. Registration is via the following link: https://registration.caseannualmeeting.org/