Darryl N. Williams
Darryl Williams joined Tufts University from his former position as a program director at the National Science Foundation, focusing on engineering education. He is a chemical engineer by formal training, receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research in targeted drug delivery using magnetic nanomaterials at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He co-developed a system for sequestering magnetic nanoparticles undergoing various flow conditions and contributed to knowledge of the modification of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery applications.
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Tufts School of Engineering
Director, Center for STEM Diversity, Tufts University
Associate Dean for Recruitment, Retention, and Community Engagement, Tufts School of Engineering
Program Director, Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, National Science Foundation
Executive Director, iPRAXIS
NIH Postdoctoral Fellow, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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).