Dr Ronald Haan

Dr. Ron Hann is the Director for Technology Integration at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM), Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. In this role, Dr. Hann supports development and growth across a myriad of activities including the RegenMed Development Organization (ReMDO), the Innovation Quarter, staff professional development, and international and government business development.

Formerly, Dr. Hann was a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES), in the Department of Defense. As an SES, he served as the Acting Director, Research and Development Directorate (RD) for the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), located at Fort Belvoir, VA. While RD Director, he supported DTRA’s mission to enable the Department of Defense (DoD) and U.S. Government to prepare for and combat weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and emerging threats and to ensure nuclear deterrence.

Dr. Hann joined the SES corps in 2014 as Director of the Chemical and Biological Technologies Department at DTRA. There he and his team developed tools and capabilities to mitigate the threats posed by chemical and biological weapons to our Nation’s warfighters.

Dr. Hann retired from the U.S. Army Chemical Corps in 2014, following nearly 27 years of active-duty service. Assignments included command and staff positions at all levels within the Army. Academically, Dr. Hann served two tours as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a decorated combat veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served in the NATO peacekeeping mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of Operation Joint Forge.

Dr. Hann holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry from the College of William and Mary and a doctorate in organic synthesis from the University of Virginia.

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