Her initiatives focus on catalyzing innovation and the development of interdisciplinary women-led research teams. Juhas directed the development of REACH for Commercialization™, an innovation ecosystem for women faculty, staff and postdoctoral inventors. She is a former Program Director in the Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. Juhas is a fellow of ASM International, 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.