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Dr. Joseph Bordogna
Deputy Director
Chief Operating Officer
National Science Foundation

Credit: National Science Foundation Collection

Dr. Joseph Bordogna was National Science Foundation (NSF) Deputy Director from June 1999 to June 2005. The text reflects his biography at the time he was deputy director.

Dr. Bordogna is Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of NSF and served previously as acting deputy director and as head of NSF's Directorate for Engineering. Complementing his NSF duties, he is a member of the President's Management Council; has chaired Committees on Manufacturing, Environmental Technologies, and Automotive Technologies within the President's National Science and Technology Council; and was a member of the U.S.-Japan Joint Optoelectronics Project.

He received the B.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the S.M. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As well as his assignment at NSF, his career includes experience as a line officer in the U.S. Navy, a practicing engineer in industry, and a professor.

Prior to appointment at NSF, he served at the University of Pennsylvania as Alfred Fitler Moore Professor of Engineering, Director of The Moore School of Electrical Engineering, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Faculty Master of Stouffer College House, a living-learning student residence at the University.

He has made contributions to the engineering profession in a variety of areas including early laser communications systems, electro-optic recording materials, holographic television playback systems, and early space capsule recovery. He was a founder of PRIME (Philadelphia Regional Introduction for Minorities to Engineering) and served on the Board of The Philadelphia Partnership for Education, community coalitions providing, respectively, supportive academic programs for K-12 students and teachers.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Engineering Consortium. He also served his profession globally as president of the IEEE.



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