Applied Research Specialist Associate Provost
Assistant Professor Benjamin Legum provides excellent technological consultation and mentorship to students at all levels, from 2-year, 4-year and graduate students. His nanomanufacturing course (INDT290) gives practical experiences and prepares students for the emersion semester at Penn State which is also practical, hands-on training.
Assistant Professor Legum’s initial technical training was received while as an Information Systems Technician when serving in the U.S. Navy from 1995-2000. Directly out of the military, he began taking classes at Philadelphia Community College (CCP). While at CCP, he participated in a Biomedical Technician Certification Program, which included academic practicums and an industry internship. He transferred to Drexel University in 2003 to work towards his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. in Materials Engineering. He is currently finishing his dissertation in Materials Engineering through Drexel University. Assistant Professor Legum has worked as a process and manufacturing engineer within a leading spinal implant company, ensuring safety and scale-up product development in accordance with FDA regulations.
Assistant Professor Legum acts as a liaison between local industries and Clarion University through conducting and coordinating applied research projects, internships, and providing industrial consultation services. Since the inception of CARIPD in 2010, Assistant Professor Legum has worked with five companies to develop intellectual property and/or refine scale-up manufacturing processes, supervised 15 internships, and authored over seven successful academic-industry related grants to supplement applied research efforts for industry partners.