Dr. Joseph L. Graves was named interim dean of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) by officials from UNC Greensboro and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
Prior to this appointment, Graves served as a professor of nanoengineering and the associate dean for research at JSNN for eight years. Before JSNN, he was a professor of biological sciences and the dean of University Studies.
Graves has co-authored more than 90 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed publications and secured research funding of nearly $17 million during his tenure at A&T. Last year, he was named one of the “Outstanding Graduates” from the first 182 years of the biology department of Oberlin College; his 1992 paper in “Physiological Zoology and Biochemistry” was listed as one of the top 90 cited papers in that journal’s 90 years of publication; and he was named by “US Black Engineer Magazine” and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Council of Deans as one of the 2017 “Innovators of the Year.”