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April 15, 2022

Chief Research Officer Christopher J. Cramer Appointed to National Science Leadership Board

Dr. Christopher J. CramerDr. Chris Cramer, chief research officer at Underwriters Laboratories, has been selected to help drive transformative engineering research as a member of the National Science Foundation’s Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA) advisory board

Cramer’s three-year term on the advisory board was finalized in mid-April by the National Science Foundation. Selected after the ERVA executive committee reviewed numerous candidates, Cramer joins other nonprofit, academic, and industry leaders from organizations such as Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Google, and George Mason University on the advisory board.

“I’m tremendously honored by this appointment, and very much look forward to contributing to the ERVA mission of catalyzing high-impact research that benefits society,” Cramer said.

ERVA was launched in 2021 as a five-year initiative to help identify and develop bold new engineering research directions. Funded by the NSF Directorate for Engineering, ERVA serves as a forum for engineers, scientists, ethicists, and others to exchange and conceive of new engineering research ideas.

The ERVA advisory board provides high-level vision and guidance to the initiative’s executive committee.