Welcome Mike Svarovsky, Director, Corporate Relations

Please join me in welcoming Michael (Mike) Svarovsky as a new Director, Corporate Relations working primarily with the College of Science.

Mike comes to us from 3M where he was a Microbiologist and Group Leader within their Corporate Research Materials Laboratory. In addition to conducting research at the interface of microbiology and materials science, Mike was a member of 3M’s Academic Relations Committee and served as the liaison for several interactions between the company and academia including 3M’s industrial membership in the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State, sponsored fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin, and recruiting Ph.D. candidates from UW’s College of Engineering.

Mike graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2000. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006.

Mike, his wife Gina Navoa Svarovsky and their 2 year old daughter, Sonia, relocated to South Bend from Minneapolis.  Gina holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a Masters in Education from Notre Dame (through the ACE program), and a Masters and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is an Assistant Professor of Practice with a joint appointment in the College of Engineering and the Center for STEM Education within the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
Jeff Arnold, Director of Corporate Relations

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