Board of Regents

Mark Lewis, Ph.D.

MLewisMark Lewis, Ph.D., member, Board of Regets

Dr. Mark Lewis is the Chief Executive Officer for the Purdue Applied Research Institute providing thought leadership and domain expertise across PARI’s national security, global development, infrastructure research, and technology acceleration initiatives to take on our nation’s most challenging problems. With a focus on creating new strategic private-public-academic partnerships, Dr. Lewis connects PARI programs with a broad array of industry, federal agencies, entrepreneurs, and academic collaborators.  Previously Dr. Lewis’s distinguished career includes leadership as Executive Director of NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute, Director of Defense Research & Engineering in the Department of Defense, Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, Director of the Science and Technology Policy Institute, and professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, where he served as the Willis Young, Jr., Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering.