Board of Directors

Regina E. Dugan, Ph.D.


Regina E. Dugan joined the Varian Board of Directors in December 2013.  Currently serving as Senior Vice President of Engineering at Facebook, Inc., she has deep familiarity with a wide range of advanced technologies in defense and security, as well as commercial industries. She is an inventor or co-inventor on several patents and has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Prior to her current position at Facebook,  Dr. Dugan was the Senior Vice President of Advanced Technology and Projects at Google/Motorola Mobility.  From July 2009 to March 2012, she served as the first female director at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Defense for research, development, and demonstration of high-risk, high-payoff capabilities.

Prior to that, she held numerous executive positions including:

  • co-founder, president, and CEO at RedXDefense LLC, a security solutions company, 2009-2012
  • co-founder, president, and CEO of Dugan Ventures, an investment firm where she is still serves as a non-voting partner, 2001-2009