From the Provost — June 7, 2018

Morley Stone to lead Office of Research

Dear Colleagues,

Following a national search, we are pleased to share that Morley O. Stone has been named senior vice president for research. His appointment is effective August 1, pending board approval.

An international leader in human performance and biomimetics, Dr. Stone brings more than 25 years of experience in research and development. Most recently, he served as chief technology officer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. In this role, he oversaw more than $2.3 billion in science and technology programs and $2.5 billion in externally funded projects in areas ranging from materials science to space-based technologies. He previously served as chief scientist for AFRL's Human Performance Wing and, as a manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, created programs in bio-inspired sensors, robotics and more.

Throughout his career, he has built strong strategic research collaborations with academia, industry and government organizations — including Ohio State, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Defense Health Agency.

Dr. Stone has published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and holds more than a dozen patents and invention disclosures. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In addition, he serves as a fellow for both the AFRL and SPIE, the international society for optical engineering. He holds a BS in biological sciences from Wright State University and a PhD in biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Stone to his new role at Ohio State — and recognizing Randy Moses for his outstanding work as interim senior vice president for research. Dr. Moses will continue to provide important guidance during the transition period, and we thank him for his leadership.

As you know, further advancing our research enterprise is a key element of Ohio State's Time and Change strategic plan — and vital to our DNA as a land-grant university dedicated to uplifting lives in our communities and around the world. We look forward to our ongoing work together.


Michael V. Drake, MD

Bruce A. McPheron, PhD
Executive Vice President and Provost