An expert in combining technological innovation, academia, and business, Dr. Hal Raveche serves as the founder and Chairman of Innovation Strategies International, LLC. Dr. Raveche holds more than 22 years of experience in scientific research, engineering, higher education administration, and business consulting. He has lectured widely and has been featured as a guest on television programs around the world.
Dr. Hal Raveche was born in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Following his graduation, Dr. Raveche enrolled in the graduate program in Physical Chemistry and Statistical Mechanics at the University of California, San Diego, studying with one of the founders of the field, the late Joseph E. Mayer.
After completing his Doctor of Philosophy, Dr. Hal Raveche accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and then later took on a position as a Research Chemist with the same institution. Dr. Raveche eventually accepted a promotion to Chief of the Thermophysics Division, developing air pollution monitors adopted by a number of federal government departments.
In the mid-1980s, Dr. Raveche was recruited by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) to serve as the school’s Dean of Science. In this role, he promoted interdisciplinary work between the institution’s School of Engineering and outside industry. Three years later, Dr. Hal Raveche accepted the position of President at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, where he spearheaded a number of initiatives that led to groundbreaking science, strong growth in student enrollment, and recognitions of excellence from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
At Innovation Strategies International, Dr. Hal Raveche provides advice on combining academic culture with business requirements in order to create added value and foster entrepreneurship. He has developed research and infrastructure strategies to assist universities to launch joint initiatives with outside parties, form science-based startups, and encourage innovation in the classroom.