Kelvin Chu, Ph.D.
Kelvin Chu, Vice President, brings significant experience with research development, program building, and administration of research capacity-building programs, in both academia and at the federal level. He has particular expertise in evaluation and assessment, private sector initiatives, and cyberinfrastructure initiatives. Dr. Chu has worked to support faculty pursuing extramurally-supported research by helping principal investigators and transdisciplinary teams of researcher faculty in their pursuit of funding. Kelvin has a deep familiarity with evaluation, assessment, and post-award management for research projects. He brings experience in growing and supporting a research enterprise as well as practical knowledge of campus-based efforts to encourage faculty scholarship and extramural research funding.
Dr. Chu served as a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). Prior to this, he served as Senior Associate Director of the Vermont State EPSCoR organization, building research capacity and education infrastructure. He was Senior Associate Project Director for Vermont EPSCoR and the Vermont Genetics Network (Vermont INBRE). In addition, he was a member of the Executive Committee for the Northeast Cyberinfrastructure Consortium, a consortium of five EPSCoR/IDeA states in the North East that collaborated on building regional cyberinfrastructure.
Dr. Chu holds a Sc.B. in Physics from Brown University and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was a Director's Postdoctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Lab.