Meet Morley Stone
Morley Stone is Ohio State’s Senior Vice President for Research, where he oversees strategic planning and infrastructure support for the university’s $929 million annual basic and applied research program. Dr. Stone has more than 25 years of experience in research and development in human performance and biomimetics. He previously served as Chief Technology Officer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton where he oversaw more than $2.3 billion in science and technology programs and $2.5 billion in externally funded projects in areas ranging from materials science to space-based technologies. Dr. Stone also served as Chief Scientist for AFRL’s Human Performance Wing, and as a manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, created programs in bio-inspired sensors, robotics and more. He has led partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Defense Health Agency. He holds a BS in biological sciences from Wright State University and a PhD in biochemistry from Carnegie Mellon University.