Gary Harris, PhD, wears many hats at Howard University. He is the Associate Provost for Research and Graduate Studies, a professor of Electrical Engineering, and Director of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences. His research interests have focused mainly on the growth and characterization of electronic and optical materials, the fabrication of semiconductor devices with special attention given to wide bandgap and compound semiconductor materials, and applications of nanotechnology. During the last seven years, Dr. Harris has focused on the growth and characterization of SiC and has designed and fabricated some novel devices and sensors in SiC (SiC inverters, photoconductors, FET’s, QCM, etc.) and growth and characterization BN, B4C, GaN, GaInN, InN, etc. nanowires and tubes for photonic, high-speed, and mechanical applications. Dr. Harris is an avid and valuable advocate for innovation among faculty and students at Howard University, especially within the tech sector.