Dr. Philip Boudjouk
Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer (RCATT)
Dr. Philip Boudjouk was named the University’s first Vice President for Research, Creative Activities and Technology Transfer in March 2000. Dr. Boudjouk has been active as a teacher, researcher, and member of the University’s Department of Chemistry faculty since 1973. He earned his bachelor’s degree at St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY, and his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prior to his appointment at the University, he held a Teaching and Research Fellowship at the University of California at Davis for two years. During his tenure as Vice President, research expenditures at the University have increased from $44 million to $134 million.
Dr. Boudjouk’s research career has focused on organometallic chemistry with emphases on organosilicon compounds, polymers, catalysis, materials research and sonochemistry. He has more than 130 refereed publications in international journals and holds 21 patents, with eight patents pending. He has been the thesis advisor for 20 Ph.D. students and 22 M.S. students. Dr. Boudjouk has been a guest lecturer at over 50 universities in Europe and Asia.
From 1992 to 2000, Dr. Boudjouk served as Project Director for the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR). The ND EPSCoR program is widely recognized for its success in promoting and administering millions of dollars in federal contracts with research faculty throughout the North Dakota University System.
He has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including being named the Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Professor (1985) and University Faculty Lecturer (1985). He received the first annual Research Award from the College of Science and Mathematics (1992) and in 1998 he was named the Jordan A. Engberg Scholar, the first endowed professorship at the University.
In 2008, Dr. Boudjouk received the first ever Discovery Award from the Red River Valley Research Corridor. The award was presented to Boudjouk for "Outstanding leadership and service in building and raising the visibility of the region's research enterprise and groundbreaking scientific or applied research that has a regional, national or global impact."
In January 2011, NDSU joined the nation’s top 108 public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s elite category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.”
For more detailed information about Dr. Boudjouk's credentials, see his Scholar Profile.