Philip Lippel is the Assistant Director of the MIT Washington Office, representing the Institute’s research enterprise and educational mission to federal agencies and Congress. He is interested in the multifaceted role universities play in the innovation ecosystem: educating tomorrow’s workforce, driving discoveries, and helping transition emerging technologies to commerce. Philip received an A.B. in Physics and in Theatre from Williams College, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Brandeis University. He was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow, and has worked on a variety of research, education, communication and policy issues nationally and internationally.