These achievements are a result of teamwork, emphasizing a collaborative approach in advancing knowledge and innovation. Each contributor has played a crucial role in shaping the outcomes we proudly present.
Our Academic Tree.
Professor Samir Iqbal
I have had the privilege of holding significant roles in academia, nonprofits, military and program leadership across diverse institutions. Since 2021, I am serving as the Program Director for the America's Seed Fund Program, and Partnerships for Innovation Program within the TIP Directorate, and the cross-directorate Mid-Career Advancement Program at the NSF. I am involved with a broad spectrum of scientific programs and initiatives to harness the nation's vast and diverse talent pool in advancing critical and emerging technologies that address pressing societal and economic challenges and accelerate the translation of research results from lab to market and society. I interact with potential principal investigators, form and facilitate merit review panels, and recommend funding decisions across the entire breadth of U.S. science, engineering, and education disciplines.
TIP Lead and Member of NSF EPSCoR Science and Engineering Committee (ESEG), Washington, DC, USA.
Chair, Innovation Tank and Competition at 2023 National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Honors / Distinctions
2023 - Excellence Award, for promotion and practice of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility activities, TIP Directorate, NSF.
2018 - Scientific Human Resource Support Program, Fellowships for Visiting Scientists and Scientists on Sabbatical Leave, Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey.
2019 - A. H Fernandez, M. I. Flores, D. Duron and C. Garcia, Distinguished Scholar Award, Applied Science Oral Presentation, Engaged Scholar Symposium (ES2), UTRGV.