F. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik is the Provost-in-Charge of the State University of New York (SUNY), a post she assumed in December of 2020. Dr. Sandvik joined SUNY from SUNY Polytechnic University, where she was the Interim Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies since 2017 and Professor of Nanoscale Engineering.
In her position as Interim Vice President, Dr. Sandvik has been an effective leader in advancing SUNY Poly’s world-class academic research, providing research and development opportunities for faculty and researchers, and making available hands-on research experiences to students so they have the necessary skills upon graduation to succeed. She has also provided leadership for both doctoral and master’s degree programs; administered the graduate programs budget and the awarding of degrees; monitored graduate-level academic standards; and conducted reviews of graduate programs.
Dr. Sandvik is the author of well over a hundred peer reviewed publications, has co-edited multiple books and has one issued US patent. Her research has been continuously funded by a variety of federal and state funding agencies. Her research is centered on physics and technology of photonic and electronic devices for lighting, power conversion, and sensing. Dr. Sandvik was appointed the first “Presidential Fellow” with the Research Foundation for SUNY in 2013, SUNY “Provost Fellow” in 2012, and was awarded “NY Governor’s 2005 Woman of Excellence” for her professional accomplishment and contribution to the community. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Electronic Materials. Dr. Sandvik joined the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in 2002 after completion of a postdoctoral appointment at Northwestern University. She earned a PhD in Solid State Physics from University of Missouri-Columbia and a B.Sc. in Physics from Tehran University.