Bradford Orr

Associate VP, Natural Sciences and Engineering


Office of the Vice President for Research
1109 Geddes Ave., 1378 Ruthven Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

Assistant: Linda Lillemoen, senior executive assistant,
734-764-7013,  llillemo​   

Brad Orr is the Associate VP for Natural Sciences and Engineering serving in the University’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). As AVP, Orr supports the research efforts of faculty in disciplines of natural sciences and engineering. He also serves as a liaison to the schools and departments in these disciplines and collaborates with other members of the OVPR Leadership Team in fostering interdisciplinary initiatives.

 Orr, an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, provides support for several OVPR units and programs, including the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), the Michigan Institute for Computational Discovery & Engineering (MICDE), the Quantum Research Institute (QRI), and the Michigan Sea Grant program. His research focuses on the study of surfaces and structures using ultra-microscopies.