Joseph Walsh's BiographyJoseph (Jay) Walsh has been the Vice President for Research at Northwestern University since 2007. He joined the Northwestern faculty in 1988, as a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science. At McCormick, Walsh served as an associate dean for graduate studies and research and later as senior associate dean.
Walsh currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology, the Board of Governors at Argonne National Laboratory, the Board of Directors at Fermi National Laboratory, the Illinois Governor’s Innovation Council, the Naval Research Advisory Committee, and the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for Sponsored Research. Previously, he served as the president of the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. He received his bachelor's and master's in electrical engineering at MIT and his PhD in medical engineering from the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.