Brian Adair, PhD

Executive Director, Industry Engagement

Brian joined the University of Arizona in 2018 to support industry collaboration. Before that, he worked at three manufacturing start-ups, a contract research institution, and an environmental engineering firm to address clean air, water, and energy challenges, in roles that included laboratory research, product development, project management, and business development. He served as adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, on the Mecklenburg County Air Quality Commission, and board member of Envision Charlotte, a nonprofit public-private partnership focused on the built environment. Brian holds a BS in chemical engineering from Caltech and a PhD in chemical engineering from UC Santa Barbara.

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