RTI International Names Dr. Terri Lomax Executive Vice President of Discovery-Science-Technology

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. —Terri L. Lomax, Ph.D. has been named executive vice president of Discovery-Science-Technology at RTI International starting in December 2014.

"Terri is the ideal person to lead our laboratory sciences and engineering programs as we go forward," said RTI President and CEO Wayne Holden. "As a member of the RTI Board of Governors for the past six years, Terri shares our vision, mission and values. She is a distinguished researcher with a compelling vision of the future state of science and innovation."

Most recently, Lomax served as vice chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development at North Carolina State University, where she was responsible for research policy, private and governmental partnerships, and planning and administration for research, innovation, and economic development efforts. She also served as a professor of plant biology at the university. Under Lomax's leadership, NC State has experienced record levels of external research funding, commercialization agreements, and license revenue; implemented a national best practice model for partnering with industry; and become the only university in the nation to house two National Science Foundation Engineering Research Centers.

"RTI and NC State share in their DNA a passion for results-oriented research and innovation," Lomax said. "Turning knowledge into practice through collaboration among varied disciplines is a core strength of both institutions, and one that is critical if we are to solve today's toughest challenges. I'm excited about this new opportunity at RTI, an organization that flourishes – like the Research Triangle itself – because of collaboration between the area's local universities, government and businesses."

A noted researcher in the areas of space biology, plant sensory genomics, and hormone action, Lomax has published more than 60 articles, including several in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. She has given more than 100 invited presentations, including session and conference organizer and plenary lectures at national and international conferences. Among her honors and accomplishments, Lomax has been named a Fulbright Fellow, Carnegie Fellow, National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, and Monsanto Research Fellow.

Lomax holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington, a master's degree from San Diego State University, and a doctorate in biological sciences from Stanford University. 

 

Terri L. Lomax

Highlights

  • Terri L. Lomax, Ph.D. has been named executive vice president of Discovery-Science-Technology at RTI International
  • She will start in December 2014
  • Dr. Lomax served as vice chancellor for Research, Innovation & Economic Development at NCSU