F. Shadi Sandvik

Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development

F. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik headshot

Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik joined SUNY System Administration in December of 2020 as provost-in-charge and in May of 2022 was appointed by the Board of Trustees as Senior Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, and Economic Development. Prior to System Administration, Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik worked at SUNY Polytechnic Institute where she was a professor and interim vice president of research and graduate studies. She will continue her faculty appointment within the nanoscale engineering college.

In the past 17 years, Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik has secured over $12 million in research funding on federal, state, and industry levels, such as the National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, Army Research Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, the Department of Energy, the Department of Homeland Security, and the NY State research and technology agencies (NYSTAR), among others.

She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials, and is actively advising five PhD students, having graduated 10 PhD students previously, and supervised multiple master students and postdoctoral fellows. Her research is centered on physics and technology of photonic and electronic devices for lighting, power conversion, and sensing. Dr. Sandvik was appointed the first "Presidential Fellow" with the Research Foundation for SUNY in 2013, SUNY "Provost Fellow" in 2012, and was awarded "NY Governor's 2005 Woman of Excellence" for her professional accomplishment and contribution to the community. She received her Bachelor of Science in physics from Tehran University, and a PhD in solid state physics from the University of Missouri. Prior to joining SUNY Poly, Dr. Shahedipour-Sandvik held a postdoctoral fellowship in materials science and engineering and was a research associate in electrical and computer engineering, both at Northwestern University.

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