Ohio State ADVANCE
The Ohio State University

Mary C. Juhas, PhD, Associate Vice President, Ohio State ADVANCE


Mary C. Juhas is associate vice president in the Office of Research at the Ohio State University. In this role, she impacts the recruitment, retention and advancement of women faculty in the STEM disciplines with a goal to develop research leaders. Dr. Juhas is recognized for her work nationally and internationally in this regard. She holds the appointment of clinical professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

As the leader of Ohio State ADVANCE, Juhas directs “REACH for Commercialization”, a workshop series for women faculty inventors. She is an angel investor. Juhas is ex-officio member and past chair of the President & Provost’s Council on Women at Ohio State. She served a two-year IPA (intergovernmental personnel act) leave as the inaugural program director for Diversity and Outreach in the Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation from 2006-2008. She served as 2015-2016 national president of the Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN); the past chair of the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Committee of the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS); Fellow of ASM International, and former ABET board member. Her scholarly research is focused on understanding microstructure/property relationships in structural metallic systems.

Juhas earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Seton Hill University, a Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University. She was a Châteaubriand postdoctoral fellow at the University of Paris, France. Juhas has held engineering research and leadership positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Edison Welding Institute. She is married to Professor John Lippold.