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Donnell Walton

Director, Corning Technology Center-Silicon Valley
Corning Research and Development Corporation

"I welcome the opportunity to influence engineering education for the next generation of argonauts who must navigate unprecedented complexity to address our most important societal challenges."

About Donnell Walton

Donnell Walton is director of the Corning Technology Center in Silicon Valley. In this role, he leads research and business development efforts to match Corning's existing and emerging capabilities and opportunities in the western United States, in particular, the Silicon Valley region of California.

Walton joined Corning in 1999 as a senior research scientist in science and technology, where he performed and led research in optical fiber amplifiers and lasers. In 2004, Walton led Corning’s research and development efforts to a world leadership position in high-power fiber lasers. In 2006, he managed the Silicon on Glass platform expansion project, which demonstrated non-display applications of SiOG including imagers and photovoltaics. In 2008, Walton joined the Corning Gorilla® Glass team as a senior applications engineer, where he extended the Gorilla Glass value proposition to form factors larger than handheld devices. In 2010, Walton was appointed manager of worldwide applications engineering for Gorilla Glass.

Prior to joining Corning, Walton was a physics professor at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he won the National Science Foundation’s Young Investigator Award.

Walton earned a doctorate in applied physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor after graduating summa cum laude with bachelor’s degrees in physics and electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and he completed the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of the National Society of Black Physicists, the research advisory board of the IBM-HBCU Quantum Center and the corporate affiliate boards at the Universities of California in Irvine, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.

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Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Director, Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Science (OEC)
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University of Virginia
Dean and Southern Company Chair, College of Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
William and Bettye Nowlin Chair in Engineering, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Texas at Austin
Professor and Whitacre Department Chair, Chemical Engineering
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Associate Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, College of Engineering
University of Georgia
Executive Director
Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology
Professor and Head of the Department of Engineering Education
Virginia Tech
Division Leader, Materials Science and Technology
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Gordon S. Marshall Early Career Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California
Director and Deputy Chief Research Officer
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Partner and Chief Partnership and Communications Officer
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Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs and Professor of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
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Dow Chemical Endowed Chair and Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Director, Center for Rotating Machinery
Louisiana State University
Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head and Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering
Purdue University
Family Dean of Penn Engineering with appointments in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Computer and Information Science, and Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
George Haddad Collegiate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Michigan
Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Michigan
Honda Chair Professor, Spine Research Institute
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Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Programs and Faculty Development, College of Sciences and Engineering
Southern University A&M College
Professor and Chair, Department of Food Science
Cornell University
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Earl J. and Lillian P. Dyess Endowed Chair in Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering
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Director, Science and Technology and Global University Partnerships
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System Design Methodologies Professor and Associate Vice Provost for Research
University of Washington
Senior Director in Research Outreach
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Pegasus Professor and Chair of ECE
University of Central Florida
Distinguished Professor, White House Millennium Researcher and Director NSF-ERC-RMB and CAMSS
North Carolina State University
Thomas and Suzanne Werner Professor in Engineering Physics and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Affairs, College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Principal Researcher, Nike Sport Research Lab
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Howard University
Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Department of Computational Mathematics, Science and Engineering; Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering
Michigan State University
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Director, Corning Technology Center-Silicon Valley
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ERVA Principal Investigator
Lowber B. Strange Endowed Chair in Engineering
Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise
The Ohio State University
ERVA Co-Principal Investigator
President and CEO
UIDP
ERVA Executive Director
Program Director, Office of Emerging Frontiers and Multidisciplinary Activities (EFMA), National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate for Engineering (ENG)
ERVA Co-Principal Investigator
L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor of Engineering
University of Virginia
ERVA Co-Principal Investigator
Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Earl J. and Lillian P. Dyess Endowed Chair in Engineering, Professor of Industrial Engineering
University of Arkansas
ERVA Co-Principal Investigator
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation - School of Engineering
University of New Mexico
Director, Corning Technology Center-Silicon Valley
Corning Research and Development Corporation
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