The consortium of 115 PhD-granting institutions, which includes UT Dallas, advances scientific research and education through partnerships with academia and federal research laboratories. ORAU works with federal, state and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest in science, education, security and health. The board of directors provides policy and fiduciary oversight of ORAU operations.
Gnade, a professor of materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, and chemistry, leads a large UT Dallas research group studying applications of flexible electronics. He has authored or co-authored approximately 150 refereed journal papers, 72 U.S. patents and 55 foreign patents. His current research group involves nearly 20 undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers.
As vice president for research, Gnade oversees efforts to enhance the University’s research profile by anticipating new technology, potential collaboration partners and commercialization opportunities for University-developed technology.
Before joining UT Dallas, Gnade was chair of the materials science department at the University of North Texas. His industry experience includes managing several programs at Texas Instruments, and he also was a program manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the central research and development organization for the U.S. Department of Defense.