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Tomás Díaz de la Rubia is Purdue University's vice president for Discovery Park. In this position, his responsibilities include building upon Discovery Park's foundation of excellence, which has enabled high-impact research that crosses traditional academic boundaries. He works closely with faculty and deans to help catalyze Purdue's many strengths and build on its legacy of interdisciplinary research with global impact. Prior to Purdue, Tomás served as chief research officer and deputy laboratory director for science and technology at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he was responsible for the science and technology foundations of the laboratory’s $1.6 billion research program. Tomas is a member of the National Academies Intelligence Community Studies Board; member of the Board of Directors of the Civilian Research and Development Foundation; member of the Editorial Board of Applied Physics Reviews; fellow of the American Physical Society; fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and served as an elected member of the board of directors of the Materials Research Society. Tomás has published more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and has co-edited several books and conference proceedings. He holds a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in physics from The State University of New York, Albany.

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Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia
Vice President for Discovery Park
Purdue University

United States