Dr. Herr is a pioneer in collaborative nanotechnology research, development, manufacturing and innovative supply chain management. He serves as a UNC-Greensboro Nanoscience department professor at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro, North Carolina. He leads a highly collaborative, transdisciplinary team that explores foundational nanoscience questions and addresses emerging, high impact and convergent national grand challenges and application opportunities. He also serves as Adjunct Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at North Carolina State University, where he coteaches a graduate level course on The Materials Science of Nanoelectronics.
He serves as the JSNN’s site PI for the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure’s (NNCI) Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC) cluster, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded program with the Georgia Institute of Technology (GA Tech). SENIC provides academic, industrial and government researchers access to university nanoscale science and nanoengineering expertise and user facilities, with leading edge fabrication and characterization tools that help to drive the realization of the Internet of Things. He also serves as Lead-PI on a NIH ‘Maximizing Access to Research Careers (MARC) U-STAR award, which provides support for undergraduate students, who are underrepresented in the biomedical sciences to improve their preparation for high-caliber graduate training at the Ph.D. level.