The search is chaired by Siva Raghupathy, vice president for commercialization and chief commercialization officer, with the CROO anticipated to start in Spring 2023. The CROO will embrace a strong operational focus, overseeing Research Integrity Assurance, Research Administration, and Research Development and Operations. The CROO will join a leadership team charged with furthering Georgia Tech’s mission as a top-tier research institution.

For full position description and application details please see:


  • Committee and Search Announcement - October 2022 
  • Semi-Finalist Interviews with Committee - November - Early December 2022
  • Finalists' on Campus Interviews - December 2022
  • Announcement of Selected Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO) - January 2023
  • Start Date of Chief Research Operations Officer (CROO) - Spring 2023

CROO Search Advisory Committee Members:

  • Raghupathy ‘Siva’ Sivakumar, Vice President, Commercialization; Search Chair
  • Troy Littles, Chief Operating Officer, GTRI
  • Tommer Ender, Lab Director, Electronic Systems Laboratory, GTRI
  • Kathleen Gosden, interim Chief Counsel, Office of the General Counsel
  • Jim Fortner, Vice President-Finance and Planning, Administration & Finance  
  • Doug Williams, Associate Dean Admin & Finance, College of Engineering
  • Aaron Levine, Associate Dean for Research, Ivan Allen College
  • Krish Roy, Professor, Biomedical Engineering 
  • Hang Lu, Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering 
  • Alex Orso, Professor and Associate Dean of Off-Campus and Special Initiatives, College of Computing 
  • Lewis Wheaton, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences 
  • Gail Spatt, Director, Research Program Administration, VP for Research Development & Operations
  • Roberta Burke, Director, GTRI Government and Not-for-Profit Contracting
  • Kelly Winn, Director, Institutional Review Board
  • Monique Tavares, Program & Portfolio Manager, EVPR’s Office 
  • Brandi Foley-Rodgers, HR Director, ex officio 
  • Lisa Tuttle, Asst Dir, Admin Operations, Search Support 

Inquiries and nominations are invited and should be sent confidentially to Katie White ( or Iliana Gonzalez (