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May 13

Joan Bienvenue, University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute

May 13 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am

This meeting is open for both in-person and virtual attendees who are ETEC members and their guests. No registration is necessary for in-person attendance.

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021, the University of Tennessee lifted its campus-wide mask mandate. In-person participants at ETEC meetings are not required to wear masks but may do so at their discretion.

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Dr. Joan Bienvenue
University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute

Joan Bienvenue serves as the first executive director of the University of Tennessee Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, established in 2020 to align the expertise and infrastructure of Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the university in support of world-leading research and talent development. As director, Bienvenue will also serve as a vice provost at UT.

As director of UT-Oak Ridge Innovation Institute, she is responsible for developing a strategy to establish leading-edge interdisciplinary graduate research in emerging fields, build world-leading programs that leverage UT and ORNL’s capabilities, and lead recruitment of faculty, staff, and students.

Bienvenue comes to the Oak Ridge Institute from the University of Virginia, where she has been senior executive director of the Applied Research Institute—which she launched—since June 2013. In addition to her role at UVA, Bienvenue served almost five years as program manager and chief scientist of Biometrics/Health and Life Sciences for Lockheed Martin, with responsibility for program management, business development, research commercialization, and technical leadership. She is a chemist by training, with a Ph.D. in chemistry from UVA, a master’s in forensic science from the University of New Haven in Connecticut, a bachelor’s in chemistry from Rivier University in New Hampshire, and an MBA from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.

She is a member of the Board of Army Research and Development of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


May 13
7:30 am - 8:30 am
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1201 Oak Ridge Turnpike
Oak Ridge, TN 37830 United States
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