Dr. Timothy Killeen
In 2012 Dr. Timothy Killeen was appointed president of the RF and SUNY vice chancellor for research. Dr. Killeen leads the SUNY Research Council, an advisory body to the SUNY board of trustees, RF board of directors, SUNY provost, and campus presidents. Appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, Dr. Killeen is a co-chair of New York’s Innovation Network. Prior to joining the RF and SUNY Dr. Killeen was the National Science Foundation’s assistant director for geosciences. From 2000-2008, he served as director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, one of the world’s premier atmospheric and climate-change research centers. He has served on various White House Committees and Task Forces, testified frequently to Congress and the Executive branch, and is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Killeen has also held positions at the University of Colorado and the University of Michigan. Dr. Killeen, earned his Ph.D. in Atomic and Molecular Physics at the age of 23.