Christine Caragianis Broadbridge, Ph. D.
Executive Director of Research and Innovation, Southern CT State University (SCSU)
Education Director, CRISP, Yale and SCSU
Director, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology
Professor of Physics, SCSU
Visiting Fellow, Yale University, Applied Physics
Immediate Past President, CT Academy of Science and Engineering
Christine Broadbridge, professor of physics and Executive Director of Research and Innovation at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) received her M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Brown University, where she conducted research in the fields of materials science, physics and nanotechnology. She started her faculty career at Trinity College in Hartford, where she established a materials science and engineering facility. She also founded and directed the United Technologies/Trinity College Engineering Initiative (UTCEI), a program designed to enhance the representation of women and underrepresented minorities in engineering and science. In January of 1998, Dr. Broadbridge was appointed Visiting Fellow at Yale University and in September of 2000 she joined the Physics Department at SCSU.
Broadbridge has served as principal investigator or co-principal investigator on over 12 National Science Foundation (NSF) projects and as researcher on over a dozen others, including grants from NASA, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and the U.S. Department of Energy. She participated as co-PI in the establishment and served as a senior researcher and education director for the Center for Research on Interface Structures and Phenomena (CRISP) at Yale/SCSU which was an NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Center from 2005-2017. She has held appointments as Visiting Fellow in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at Yale and Research Scientist at University of Connecticut Institute of Materials Science (IMS). Broadbridge is the founding Director for the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Center for Nanotechnology, Werth Industry Academic Fellowship Program, SCSU Division of Research and Innovation, the SCSU Innovation HUB and the BioScience Academic and Career Pathway Initiative (BioPath). Dr. Broadbridge is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, an elected member of Sigma Pi Sigma and Tau Beta Pi (national honor societies for physics and engineering respectively), Board of Directors for the Materials Research Society, and she recently completed a two-year team as President for the CT Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).