The Research & Innovation Advisory Board helps provide guidance on strategic directions for CU Boulder's research, scholarship, and creative works. With an emphasis on encouraging interdisciplinary research, board members actively work to analyze and develop research growth strategies for the future, communicate research impact, offer mentorship support for new faculty, and facilitate faculty engagement in the university's culture of innovation.

The next RIO Advisory Board meeting will take place on Friday, December 14 from 1:30–3:30 p.m. (UMC 425)

Current Advisory Board Members

  • Kirk Ambrose
    Art & Art History
  • Abby Benson
    Research & Innovation Office, Industry Collaboration, AeroSpace Ventures
  • Sanjai Bhagat
    Leeds School of Business
  • Victor Bright
    Research & Innovation Office, Mechanical Engineering
  • Barbara Demmig-Adams
    Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Alireza Doostan
    Aerospace Engineering
  • Terri Fiez
    Research & Innovation Office
  • Juliet Gopinath
    Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • Dirk Grunwald
    Department of Computer Science
  • Michael Hermele
    Physics
  • Theresa Hernandez
    Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Arne Höcker (Hoecker)
    Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literature
  • Stefan Leyk
    Geography
  • Robert McGrath
    Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI)
  • Robert McLeod
    Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • Keith Molenaar
    Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
  • Dimitri Nakassis
    Classics
  • Gail Ramsberger
    Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  • Erika Randall
    Dance
  • Ted Randolph
    Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Cindy Regal
    Physics
  • Karen Regan
    Research & Innovation Office
  • Ann Schmiesing
    Graduate School
  • Rainer Volkamer
    Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Denitta Ward
    Research & Innovation Office, Office of Contracts & Grants
  • Xiaobo Yin
    Mechanical Engineering
  • Chris Yankee
    Research & Innovation Office (Communications)
  • Jeffrey York
    Leeds School of Business