As the Executive Director of Research and Innovation, SCSU Professor of Physics Christine Broadbridge oversees the Division of Research and Innovation (DRI). Dr. Broadbridge received her M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Brown University, where she conducted research in the fields of materials science, physics, and nanotechnology. Dr. Broadbridge participated in the establishment and is currently education director for the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) at Yale and SCSU and is a Yale Visiting Fellow in Applied Physics as well as a Research Scientist at UCONN. She is the founding Director of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology (CSCU-CNT), the SCSU Office of Research & Innovation (Innovation HUB) and the BioScience Academic and Career Pathway Initiative (BioPath). In addition to being the immediate past President for the CT Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), Dr. Broadbridge is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of Sigma Pi Sigma and Tau Beta Pi (national honor societies for physics and engineering respectively).