Mary Juhas most recently served as the Associate Vice President in the Office of Research at The Ohio State University and is a former Program Director in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. Juhas directed the development of REACH for Commercialization™, an innovation ecosystem for women faculty, staff, and postdoctoral inventors. Her initiatives focus on catalyzing innovation and the development of interdisciplinary women-led research teams.
Juhas co-chairs the Government Engagement Working Group of the NSF-funded Engineering Research Visioning Alliance, is a fellow of ASM International, and has served as a member of the ABET board and the Advisory Committees of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Directorate and the SBIR/STTR Subcommittee. Her scholarly interests focused on improving performance of metallic-based structural materials.
Juhas earned a B.A. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University, a master’s degree in Metallurgy & Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from The Ohio State University. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Paris and has previously held research and leadership positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Edison Welding Institute.