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Advisory Board Member

Dr. Joan Bienvenue

Dr. Joan Bienvenue is an recognized expert in microfluidic systems, as well as, an successful inventor, scientist, board member, program manager, executive, and conference chair.    She has an exceptional blend of leadership excellence and deep technical knowledge in her areas of specialty.

More of the details:

  • Received a BS in Chemistry from Rivier University, an MS in Forensic Science at the University of New Haven, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia (UVA), and an MBA from the University of Mary Washington and ORISE Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the FBI.


Served as:

  • Executive Director of the Applied Research Institute (ARI) for UVA.
    • Chief Scientist and Program Manager at Lockheed Martin, in support of the development of rapid microfluidic DNA analysis systems.

    • Validation and Quality Control Supervisor at Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory.

    • National Institute of Justice Research Fellow for UVA.

  • Inaugural Executive Director and Vice Provost, for Oak Ridge National Laboratory at University of Tennessee.

  • Inventor on five US patents.

  • Creator and Conference Chair for the annual Commonwealth Conference on National Defense and Intelligence for seven years

  • Co-creator and Inaugural Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Forensic Analysis of Human DNA.

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

  • Appointed to National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, Board on Army Research and Development.

  • Member of Advisory Boards at:

    • Tickle College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee.

    • University of Tennessee One Health Initiative.

    • East Tennessee Economic Council.

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