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Department + Center Heads



Leadership, collaborative research and industry expertise are hallmarks of the Russ College experience. Meet the distinguished department chairs and research institute directors who bring the Russ College vision to life.

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  • Michael DiBenedetto, Director, Avionics Engineering Center
  • Frank Kraft, Director, Center for Advanced Materials Processing
  • Robert Judd, Director, Center for Advanced Software Systems Integration
  • Kevin Crist, Director, Center for Air Quality
  • Gerri Botte, Director, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
  • Lonnie Welch, Director, Center for Scientific Computing and Immersive Technology
  • Srdjan Nesic, Director, Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology,
  • Ben Stuart, Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment
  • David Bayless, Director, Ohio Coal Research Center
  • Gayle F. Mitchell, Director, Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE)