Nora Savage, PhD

Nora Savage
Ex-Officio Board Members
Nano Program Director; Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems; Engineering Directorate; National Science Foundation

Dr. Savage has worked for the U.S. federal government for almost twenty years. In this capacity she has served the environmental nanotechnology research community through her contributions to strategic research direction. Dr. Savage served as a Team Lead for nanotechnology within the Office of Research and Development within the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She currently serves as Program Director for the National Science Foundation.  Dr. Savage has authored and co-authored numerous articles on nanotechnology and emerging technologies in leading journals, including the Journal of Nanoparticle Research and Toxicological Sciences.  She served as lead editor for the books “Emerging Technologies: Socio-Behavioral Life Cycle Approaches” and for “Nanotechnology for Water Applications”) now in its second edition) and has contributed chapters to several other books, including the Oxford Handbook of Nanoscience and Technology, vol. III.  Dr. Savage obtained her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1992 from Prairie View A&M University located in Prairie View, Texas.  She received two Masters Degrees (in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, located in Madison, Wisconsin in1995, and a doctoral degree in Environmental Science from the same institution in 2000.