Mark J. Lewis — Panel

Event Date: March 11, 2021
Speaker: Mark J. Lewis | Executive Director of NDIA's Emerging Technologies Institute (NDIA ETI)
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Time: 3:00-4:00 PM EST
Location: WebEx
Contact Name: Maria Longoria-Littleton
Contact Phone: +1 765 49-40015
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School or Program: College of Engineering
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National Defense Relevant Research at Universities: approaches to conducting the research and important technology topics for university research

Mark J. Lewis

Hosted by School of Aeronautics and Astronautics


Dr. Mark Lewis' PEDLS lecture will address several technologies that are critical to maintaining the security of the United States. University research can contribute to the development of these technologies. Following Dr. Lewis’ lecture, several Purdue faculty members will join him in a panel that will discuss different approaches to conducting national defense-related research at a university, will touch on examples of how university research flows into defense technology development, and will delve into research topics the panelists see where universities can make an important difference to advance defense technologies.


Liz Benitez, Graduate Student


  • Mark Lewis, Executive Director, NDIA’s Emerging Technologies Institute
  • Jonathan Poggie, Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Carol Handwerker, Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering
  • Jen Neville, Professor, Computer Science and Statistics, Miller Family Chair
  • Steve Heister, Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor for Engineering and Technology Integration

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Lewis abstract and bio