Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships
Dr. Mayer earned her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Purdue. Before coming to Purdue, she was the vice president for research and innovation and professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech. Prior to her role at Virginia Tech, Dr. Mayer was at Pennsylvania State University for more than 20 years, where she served as a distinguished professor of electrical engineering, associate dean for research and innovation in the College of Engineering, the site director of the National Science Foundation’s National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network and director of the Materials Research Institute Nanofabrication Laboratory.
Her research has focused on nanotechnology and its applications in electronic and photonics devices. Her work in directed assembly of nanoparticles is being used to address a variety of device and manufacturing challenges, ranging from low-power integrated nanosensor circuits to nontraditional patterning processes.