Summit Speaker: Julie A. Christodoulou
Julie A. Christodoulou, Ph. D.
Director of the Naval Materials Division
Office of Naval Research
Dr. Julie Christodoulou is Director of the Naval Materials Division of the Office of Naval Research, serving as the senior focal point for the physical sciences, materials and processing, and environmental quality that enable enhanced performance, affordability and reliability for future and legacy Navy and Marine Corps systems and platforms. Dr. Christodoulou oversees research and development of functional and structural materials and processing from the atomic and molecular level to engineered materials systems and platforms, including early device concepts for power and energy applications. A unifying theme of the portfolio is the development and integration of computational and experimental tools and protocols to quantify chemical and physical phenomena, accelerate materials implementation, and predict component-level performance. Trained as a physical metallurgist, Dr. Christodoulou holds a bachelor's of science from the University of Texas at El Paso, a master's of science from the Johns Hopkins University, and earned her doctorate in materials science at Imperial College, London. She has been recognized with three Exceptional Performance Awards and two Certificates of Commendation during her tenure with the Department of the Navy. Professionally active, Dr. Christodoulou is the Navy lead for several inter-agency and international collaboration bodies for Materials and Processing.