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Derrick B. Coffin is the Executive Director of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of California, Davis. In this role, Derrick works to elevate the university’s research presence and visibility within the DOD and DOE marketplace. Derrick works with UC Davis Sr. leadership and faculty to grow and diversify the research portfolio. Derrick has a wealth of experience in strategy, business development and the pursuit, capture and execution of externally funded awards. Derrick holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University.