Radenka Maric, Ph.D. is the Vice President for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Connecticut where she oversees the University’s $260 million research enterprise at all UConn campuses, including UConn Health. Prior to taking this role in 2017, Dr. Maric served as Executive Director for UConn’s $132 million Innovation Partnership Building, which has already leveraged more than $80 million in industry and federal agency projects. She has also led and continues to drive strategic efforts to build fundamental and applied research and technology commercialization capabilities in partnership with government, industry, and other academic leaders.
In addition to her senior leadership roles, Dr. Maric is CT Clean Energy Fund Professor of Sustainable Energy in Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Her research interests include the effect of structure, defects, and microstructure on transport and electrical properties of surfaces and interfaces. In particular, she is interested in developing novel materials for fuel cells, batteries and biosensors, durability study, performance and life prognosis. She earned her BS from Belgrade University, and her MS and PhD from Kyoto University. She is a Fellow of the AAAS and National Academy of Inventors.