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Anderson Hall, Rm. 109A
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

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Darryl N. Williams
Research Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dean of Undergraduate Education, School of Engineering
Director, Center for STEM Diversity


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park, 2004
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Hampton University, 1999

Research Interests

Darryl Williams explores the effects of nanostructured materials on biological systems. In addition to nanobiotechology research, he is deeply involved in engineering education research with an emphasis on studying the structural, behavioral, and functional components of learning environments that foster and sustain student-driven innovation. As director of the Center for STEM Diversity, Williams leads the recruitment, retention, and engagement of students from underrepresented groups in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Professional Positions

04/2013 - present Associate Dean, Tufts University School of Engineering
09/2009 - 04/2013 Program Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation
07/2008 - 09/2009 Consultant, STEM Technologies
10/2006 - 06/2008 Executive Director, iPRAXIS
09/2004 - 09/2006 NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia