Vice President of Research at Northwestern University
As Northwestern University’s vice president for research since 2007, Jay Walsh oversees a multifaceted administrative team responsible for supporting the institutional research ecosystem. He also directs the development and implementation of University-wide, research-related strategic plans through leadership support for programs including the Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs); the UI Labs consortium and national hub for digital manufacturing; and the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering (NAISE). Under Walsh’s leadership, the Northwestern | RESEARCH team has made significant contributions to the development and support of Northwestern’s core research facilities and the 50+ University Research Institutes and Centers, including the Institute for Policy Research, the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, the International Institute for Nanotechnology, and the Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern. Additionally, Walsh has championed global impact programs, such as the Mandela Washington Fellowship-Young African Leadership Initiative and the program on Equality Development and Global Studies.