Brian Stoner, Ph.D.

Director and Principal Investigator

Brian Stoner, Ph. D.; Principal Investigator (PI) is Director of Duke’s Center for WaSH-AID (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Infectious Disease) and Visiting Distinguished Fellow in Global Health Technologies at RTI International. He is also a Research Professor in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University with a secondary appointment with Duke's Global Health Institute, a materials scientist with expertise in the synthesis, processing, and characterization of materials using electrical, electrochemical and plasma techniques. At Duke, he leads multidisciplinary programs in Global Health Technologies with an emphasis on integrating expertise across engineering, social science, economics and policy to address complex global challenges. He holds 28 U.S. patents related to novel microelectronic materials and systems, and has authored or co-authored two book chapters and more than 200 scientific publications.

Email: stoner@duke.edu

Jeffrey T Glass, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Co-Director & Entrepreneurship Lead

Jeffrey T. Glass, Ph. D., M.B.A.; Co-PI & Entrepreneurship Lead is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Hogg Family Director of Engineering Management and Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. He has been a member of advisory boards for several start-ups, the interim CTO of a start-up during a leadership transition, conducted due diligence for venture capital firms, consulted for fortune 500 companies, and testified as an expert witness in patent litigation. He has published over 140 papers and book chapters, edited six books, is a co-inventor on 15 patents and is an ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Materials Science.

Email: jeff.glass@duke.edu

Emily Wiegand, M.P.A., M.A.

Program Manager

Emily Wiegand, M.P.A., M.A. is the Program Manager for Duke University’s Center for WaSH-AID. She is an experienced Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working on complex multi-million dollar development projects focused on the Economic Development, Higher Education, and Water, Sanitation, Hygiene sectors. She has successfully managed programs at local, regional, and international levels. Her experience in enhanced operations, project management and relationship building has helped to increase project efficiency and effectiveness. She holds a Master of Public Affairs (M.P.A.) in Nonprofit Business Management and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis.

Email: emily.wiegand@duke.edu

Mara Shurgot

Associate Director of Communications

Mara Shurgot, M.A., leads the Center’s outreach and communications strategy. She joined Duke University in 2005 and served in various roles at the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP), the last seven years as director of international programs leading educational initiatives in India and China. She earned a Master of Arts in Writing from the University of San Francisco and an undergraduate degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Email: mara.shurgot@duke.edu