Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation

About the Institute



From left: (Back row standing) Sudeep Sarkar, Robert Byrne, Richard Berman, Harry Cain II, Michael Fountain, David Eddy, Peter Bridenbaugh, Selim Chacour (Front row seated) Dean Martin, Donald Keck, Shyam Mohapatra, Victor Poirier, Lyle Schwartz (Photo: Aimee Blodgett)

Established in 2014 to support the University of South Florida (USF) as we continue our journey to become one of the top research and innovation universities in the United States, the Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation (IADI) brings together internationally recognized senior leaders—academics, industry heads, and innovators from diverse fields—to advise the administrative leadership of the university, share insights with USF's high-achieving faculty, mentor the university's most promising students, and make lasting contributions to both the city of Tampa and the state of Florida.

The IADI comprises scientists and innovators from across the country, including senior research professors; industry professionals; members and fellows of such prestigious organizations as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Academy of Inventors, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine; and inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

IADI faculty offer guidance and collaborate in a wide range of areas, including materials science, engineering, education, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and industry outreach and engagement, but they follow a single shared focus: impact. Using their knowledge and experience in the innovation arena, they work to impact USF faculty and leadership, USF students, and the greater community.

IADI brochure (PDF)

News Article: USF Institute, Course Encourages Students To 'Get Innovative'
March 14, 2017
USF's Institute for Advanced Discovery and Innovation launched a course in the fall called "Get Innovative: The Habits of Mind that Foster Creativity" where institute faculty share stories about the creative process, and the psychology of creative thinking (WUSF News).

IADA Retreat From left: David Eddy, Victor Poirier, Richard Gitlin, Paul Sanberg, Richard Berman, Lyle Schwartz, Selim Chacour, Sudeep Sarkar, President Judy Genshaft (Photo: USF Research News).

USF Institute for Advanced Discovery & Innovation
3702 Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 165
Tampa, Florida 33612-9445

Dr. Kimberly Macuare, Institute Manager
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