The Wright State Research Institute’s new director said he plans to double the organization’s full-time staff and $20 million research portfolio over the next five years.
“We are going to grow the region by growing ourselves and growing Wright State University,” said Jason Parker, a medical physicist who on May 18 was appointed director of the university’ s research arm.
The institute was founded in 2007 to solve human performance problems for businesses and the U.S. Department of Defense by connecting them with Wright State’s researchers, scientists and resources. It has grown from two to about 70 employees, and its research portfolio doubled to $20 million in fiscal year 2012 from $10 million in fiscal 2011.
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