About Me


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Lueny Morell, MS, PE, Ing.Paed.IGIP is Founder & Director of InnovaHiEd, a world-class team of experts with extensive academic and industry experience offering services to help higher education leaders in transforming their institutions to better respond to their stakeholders’ needs and the socioeconomic development challenges they face. With a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico and Stanford University, Lueny is co-founder of NEU, a new school of engineering established in Silicon Valley, California in 2012 as well as the School of General Engineering at Beihang University in China in 2017. From 2002 to 2012 she was part of the Strategy, Open Innovation and University Relations teams at HP Labs Strategy and before that, a full professor of Chemical Engineering at University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez for 24 years, where she had various academic and administrative positions, including Director of R&D. She is an IEEE Senior Member, an ASEE Fellow a member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering, ABET Program Evaluator, member of the Advisory Board of the International Centre for Engineering Education (ICEE) of the UNESCO-Chinese Academy of Engineering and has received various awards for her work, including the prestigious US National Academy of Engineering Gordon Prize for innovations in engineering education in 2006. Recognized as one of the Engineering Education Pioneers in the US in 2014, Lueny is passionate about engineering education and innovation as fundamental pillars for economic and social well-being. Author of Essentials to Innovate Engineering & Related Disciplines booklet, she is co-founder of IFEES (Past President), GEDC and SPEED. Lueny maintains two blogs on topics associated with innovation and engineering education and her team consulting/mentoring activities (www.luenymorell.com; http://www.innovahied.com).


A licensed professional engineer, she holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez and an MS degree in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.

What Matters Most and Why (March 18, 2014)

Engineering Educators Pioneer (2014)

US Academy of Engineering Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovations in Engineering Education (2006)


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