I am pleased to announce the formalization of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Business Engagement Catalyst and to welcome Joseph Huang to the Fulton Schools as our new executive director of the BEC.
The BEC adds capacity to our coordinated engagement and outreach efforts with corporate entities. As your partner, the BEC will help identify and facilitate new connections, focusing first on Global 500 company connections and top-tier partner support. The BEC will work across the six Fulton Schools and alongside our offices of Research and Innovation, Development and Career Services to advance the success of our faculty, students and programs by helping to build comprehensive partnerships.
Joseph holds a doctorate in chemical engineering from Stanford University and worked more than ten years in corporate America. As a part of his doctorate, Joseph spent time at the IBM Almaden Research Center working on dendritic macromolecules and polymer synthesis, which have applications in microelectronics and drug delivery. He then went on to work for Intel at the Hillsboro, Oregon, site, doing scale-up and high-volume manufacturing, including leading the back end wet etch engineering review board for process changes. From Intel, Joseph went to Boeing Seattle, where he had two separate job duties throughout his time with the company: improving the business processes of manufacturing the 787 composite airplanes and working in the research and development program to protect future composite airplanes from the effects of lightning strikes. He also finished the two-year Leadership Development Excellence program at Boeing.
Joseph came to ASU in 2014, working for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development as the Executive Director of Corporate Relations. In this role, he connected companies with various parts of ASU, with a special emphasis on research, including corporate-sponsored projects, consortia and research campaigns. Joseph worked with varied sectors such as global logistics and shipping, semiconductor equipment and autonomous vehicles.
We are excited to bring Joseph’s passion for creating partnerships to advance strategic collaborations between Global 500 companies and the University to the Fulton Schools Team.
Establishing long-term relationships and delivering at the speed of industry are the most important aspects to successful connections with our corporate partners. There is great room for growth through our work together as we provide support for our schools and their engagement with companies.
Joseph will be located in Brickyard 676 and can be reached at email@example.com. I know he is looking forward to meeting with everyone as we continue to advance the Fulton Schools. Please join me in welcoming Joseph to the Fulton Schools!