Brian Adair, PhD

Executive Director, Industry Engagement, Research Development

Brian Adair  is Executive Director for Industry Engagement, Research Development, at the University of Arizona. His current work together with prior employment at three manufacturing start-ups, a contract research institution, and an environmental engineering firm gives him expertise in laboratory research, product development, project management, and business development. He has served as a University of North Carolina adjunct professor, a Mecklenburg County Air Quality Commission member, and a board member of Envision Charlotte, a nonprofit public-private partnership focusing on the built environment. Brian holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Caltech and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

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