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Erica R.H. Fuchs


Professor, Engineering and Public Policy

Erica Fuchs is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Her research focuses on the development, commercialization and global manufacturing of emerging technologies, and national policy in that context. Dr. Fuchs was selected in 2012 as World Economic Forum Young Scientist (top 40 under 40, internationally). Her NSF CAREER award-supported research focuses on rethinking national innovation systems. Over the past decade, Dr. Fuchs has been playing a growing role in national and international meetings on the future of advanced manufacturing, including advising the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during a one-day workshop that led to the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, and serving on the expert group that supported the White House in the 2016 Innovation Dialogue between the U.S. and China. She currently serves on the National Academies’ committee for Evaluation of the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), the National Academies’ National Materials and Manufacturing Board (NMMB), and the World Economic Forum’s Future of Advanced Materials Global Agenda Council. She is a member of the Advisory Editorial Board for Research Policy. Before coming to CMU, Dr. Fuchs completed her Ph.D. in Engineering Systems at M.I.T. in June 2006. She received her Masters and her Bachelors degrees also from M.I.T. in Technology Policy (2003) and Materials Science and Engineering (1999), respectively. Dr. Fuchs spent 1999-2000 as a fellow at the United Nations in Beijing, China. She grew up and attended K-12 in the Reading Public School District in Reading, PA. Her work has been published among other places in Science, Research Policy, and Management Science; and has been covered on National Public Radio and in the New York Times.  Dr. Fuchs has been an invited speaker at a wide range of venues including the World Economic Forum Summer Davos and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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