Dr. Meghan Suter serves as the Director of the Research Acceleration Office, within the Office of the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University. In this role, she is responsible for working with faculty, researchers, and university administration to create a proactive research environment on campus, to promote excellence along the entire extramural research funding life cycle, and to increase institutional research competitiveness. Current efforts include the establishment of a new multi-land grant university consortium – the Coalition for Epi Response, Engagement, and Science – focused on addressing issues of agricultural biosecurity across the globe. Meghan has over 15 years’ experience in technology research, development, translation, and commercialization. She previously worked as a Senior Research Engineer at The Ohio State University, where her efforts focused on agricultural waste conversion technologies and bioproduct cluster development. Prior to her return to academia, Meghan founded and provided technical leadership to several startup companies focused on bioproduct commercialization, ranging from the creation of drug-eluting contact lenses, to bio-asphalt made from swine manure.
Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University