TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2017

Accelerating the Commercialization of

Global Innovation

Key Speakers Include:

Samuel Achilefu

Samuel Achilefu

Director, Optical Radiology Laboratory, Michel M. Ter-Pogossian Endowed Chair in Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine

Harald Ade

Harald Ade

Professor, Physics Department, North Carolina State University

Leandre Adifon

Leandre Adifon

Vice President, Enterprise Systems Engineering & Advanced Technology, Ingersoll Rand

Alex Adronov

Alex Adronov

Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, McMaster University, Canada

Becky Aistrup

Becky Aistrup

Managing Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Tracy L. Albers

Tracy L. Albers

President and CTO, Rapid Prototype and Manufacturing, LLC.

Daniel L. Alge

Daniel L. Alge

Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Evangelyn C. Alocilja

Evangelyn C. Alocilja

Professor and Program Director, Michigan State University

Jay Amarasekera

Jay Amarasekera

Regional Technology Manager, SABIC

Mansoor M. Amiji

Mansoor M. Amiji

Distinguished Professor & Chair, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Co-Director, Nanomedicine Education & Research Consortium, Northeastern University

Samiul Amin

Samiul Amin

Assistant Vice-President of Open Research, L'Oréal

Thomas Anchordoquy

Thomas Anchordoquy

Professor, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Wolfgang S. Bacsa

Professor, University of Toulouse, France

Daniel J. Barta

Daniel J. Barta

Project Manager, Next Generation Life Support, NASA Johnson Space Center

Rick Barto

Rick Barto

Senior Manager MPACT - Materials, Physics, and Computational Technologies, Lockheed Martin, US

Scott Barton

Scott Barton

Director of Sales NA, SAXSLAB, USA

Carl Bauer

Carl Bauer

Senior Fellow, Artis International, Board Member, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources

Paolo Bavaj

Paolo Bavaj

Head of Corporate Venturing, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, Germany

Tony Beck

Tony Beck

Program Director, Center for Research Capacity, NIH

Andy Behr

Andy Behr

Product and Business Development Manager, Panasonic Electronic Materials Division

Heather Benko

Heather Benko

Senior Manager of Nanotechnology Standardization Activities, American National Standards Institute

Gary Benninger

Gary Benninger

Technology Entrepreneur, Corporate Engineering and R&D, Magna International Inc.

Sarah Bergbreiter

Sarah Bergbreiter

Director, Maryland Robotics Center

Richard Berry

Richard Berry

VP and CTO, CelluForce, Canada

Jean Berthier

Jean Berthier

Scientist, CEA-LETI-Minatec, France

Massimo F Bertino

Massimo F Bertino

Professor of Physics and Associate, Director of the Nanocharacterization Core Facility, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kaustubh D. Bhalerao

Kaustubh D. Bhalerao

Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Harish Bhaskaran

Harish Bhaskaran

Professor, Oxford University Co-Founder/Chief Scientific Officer,, Bodle Technologies Limited, United Kingdom

Dibakar Bhattacharyya

Dibakar Bhattacharyya

Professor, University of Kentucky

Andrea Bianco

Andrea Bianco

Energy Storage - Batteries, E.ON Climate & Renewables North America

Emma Bigelow

Emma Bigelow

Co-Founder, Diagnostic Biochips

Eric Blatt

Eric Blatt

Attorney, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Lenore Blum

Lenore Blum

Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Alexis Bonnell

Alexis Bonnell

Division Chief: Applied Innovation and Acceleration, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID

Brendan Boyd

Brendan Boyd

Director, R&D and External Innovation, Eastman

Lee Ann Boyer

Lee Ann Boyer

Program Manager, Navy SBIR/STTR

Michelle Bradbury

Michelle Bradbury

Associate Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Elucida Oncology, Inc

Vincent F. Bralts

Vincent F. Bralts

Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Oliver Brand

Oliver Brand

Executive Director, Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, Georgia Institute of Technology

Sara Brenner

Sara Brenner

Associate Professor of Nanobioscience, SUNY Poly

Elizabeth Burton

Elizabeth Burton

Program Manager, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI)

Christie Canaria

Christie Canaria

Program Manager, SBIR/STTR, National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Linyou Cao

Linyou Cao

Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

Qing Cao

Qing Cao

Research Scientist: Materials Science/Nanotechnology, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center

Robert Carpick

Robert Carpick

Chair, Mechanical Engineering & Applied Mechanics, The University of Pennsylvania

Alf Carroll

Alf Carroll

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Black Belt, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS)

Fiona Case

Fiona Case

Technical Program Chair, TechConnect; Nano Science and Technology Institute

Joe Cassady

Joe Cassady

Executive Director for Space, Washington Operations, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Etosha Cave

Etosha Cave

Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Opus 12

Robert Celotta

Robert Celotta

Director, NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology

Sage Chandler

Sage Chandler

Vice President, International Trade, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Swati Chaturvedi

Swati Chaturvedi

CEO and Co-Founder, Propel(x)

Amber Chaudhry

Amber Chaudhry

Presidential Management Fellow, Office of Investment and Innovation, U.S. Small Business Administration

Bruno Chaudret

Bruno Chaudret

Director of Research, CNRS, Professor, Toulouse University, France

Hongda Chen

Hongda Chen

National Program Leader, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Ray Chen

Ray Chen

Professor, University of Texas at Austin, Founder & CTO, Omega Optics Inc.

Frank Cheng

Frank Cheng

Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada

Chang-Hwan Choi

Chang-Hwan Choi

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology

Aram Chung

Aram Chung

Assistant Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Mary Clague

Mary Clague

SBIR Program Manager, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Mark Clark

Mark Clark

Global Director of New Technology, Michelman

Charles Cleland

Charles Cleland

National Program Leader, SBIR, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Baratunde A. Cola

Baratunde A. Cola

CEO, Carbice Nanotechnologies, Inc

Schuyler Corry

Schuyler Corry

Staff Scientist, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Ronald A. Coutu

Ronald A. Coutu

Professor and V. Clayton Lafferty Endowed Chair, Marquette University Adjunct Professor, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Taraka Dale

Taraka Dale

Staff Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Marc de Mul

Marc de Mul

Innovation Portfolio Manager, BASF

Douglas Deason

Douglas Deason

Director, Advanced Research, Missile Defense Agency

Carl Dekker

Carl Dekker

President, Met-L-Flo Inc.

Emmanuel Delamarche

Emmanuel Delamarche

Manager Precision Diagnostics, IBM Research - Zurich, Switzerland

Philip Demokritou

Philip Demokritou

Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health

Shanta Dhar

Shanta Dhar

Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Professor, University of Miami

Thomas Diamond

Thomas Diamond

Vice President of Environmental, Safety, & Health, SUNY Colleges of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Ryan Dirkx

Ryan Dirkx

Vice President, Arkema

Scott Dockum

Scott Dockum

Program Coordinator, SBIR, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Richard Dolbec

Richard Dolbec

Program Director - Emerging Technologies, Tekna Plasma Systems, Inc., Canada

Susan Donaldson

Susan Donaldson

Health & Safety COE Leader, General Electric

Antonios Doufas

Antonios Doufas

Senior Staff Scientist, ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition Office of Innovation Development, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Roger England

Roger England

Director - Materials Science & Technology; Advanced Manufacturing; Intellectual Property, Cummins, Inc.

Rich Erb

Rich Erb

Executive Director, Smart Cities Innovation Summit, TechConnect

Agata Exner

Agata Exner

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

Chuck C.W. Extrand

Chuck C.W. Extrand

Director of Technology Development, Colder Products Company (CPC)

Jeffrey Fagan

Jeffrey Fagan

Project Leader, NIST

Richard B. Fair

Richard B. Fair

Lord-Chandran Professor of Engineering, Duke University

Michael Fancher

Michael Fancher

Director, New York State CATN2, SUNY Poly

Ronald Faris

Ronald Faris

Director of Cell Biology, Corning Life Sciences

Dorothy F. Farrell

Dorothy F. Farrell

Program Director, Office of Cancer Nanotechnology Research, National Cancer Institute

Barry Febos

Barry Febos

Biofuels Research Assistant, Appalachian State University

Mauro Ferrari

Mauro Ferrari

Chair, President, CEO, Houston Methodist Research Institute

Mark Florh

Mark Florh

Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program Manager, DTRA

Matthew B. Francis

Matthew B. Francis

T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor in Chemistry, UC Berkeley

Bobby Franklin

Bobby Franklin

President & CEO, National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)

Lisa Friedersdorf

Lisa Friedersdorf

Director, National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

Ray Friesenhahn

Ray Friesenhahn

SBIR and Technology Transition Manager, TechLink

Cy Fujimoto

Cy Fujimoto

Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Edward Furlani

Edward Furlani

Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Vince Garcia

Vince Garcia

Program Manager, NOAA, Department of Commerce (DoC)

Slade H Gardner

Slade H Gardner

Founder, Big Metal Additive, Inc.

Dariusz Gawin

Dariusz Gawin

Professor of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Poland

Chuck Geraci

Chuck Geraci

Associate Director, Nanotechnology, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Hamid Ghandehari

Hamid Ghandehari

Professor, Director of Utah Center for Nanomedicine, University of Utah

Nathan Gianneschi

Nathan Gianneschi

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

Jere Glover

Jere Glover

Attorney, Seidman & Associates, P.C.

Brian Green

Brian Green

Executive Director, Washington Operations, Aerojet Rocketdyne

Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood

Founder, Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc.

Sean David Griffiths

Sean David Griffiths

Program Manager SBIR, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Gokce Gulsoy

Gokce Gulsoy

Senior Scientist, TE Connectivity

David Gundlach

David Gundlach

Project Leader, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta

Vice President & Regional Head, Evonik Corporation

Jennifer Gustetic

Jennifer Gustetic

Program Executive, SBIR/STTR, NASA

Murat Guvendiren

Murat Guvendiren

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)

Imre Gyuk

Imre Gyuk

Program Manager, Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy

Richard W. Hartel

Richard W. Hartel

Professor, Food Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Jonathan Hartman

Jonathan Hartman

Disruptive Technologies Lead, Sikorsky Innovations, a Lockheed Martin company

William Haseltine

William Haseltine

Principal Scientist, Solvay

David Hatrick

David Hatrick

Vice President, Innovation, Huntsman Advanced Materials

Greg Haugstad

Greg Haugstad

Technical Staff Member & Director, Characterization Facility (CharFac), University of Minnesota

Anne Healy

Anne Healy

Lead, Development Innovation Ventures (DIV), U.S. Agency for International Development’s Global Development Lab

Mark Hersam

Mark Hersam

Professor, Director, Northwestern University Materials Research Center

Wayne Hiebert

Wayne Hiebert

Group Leader and Program Coordinator – Nanoenabled Sensors, National Institute for Nanotechnology (NINT), Canada

Christian Hoepfner

Christian Hoepfner

Center Director, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

John Howard

John Howard

Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Liangbing Hu

Liangbing Hu

Associate Professor, University of Maryland

Sally Hu

Sally Hu

CAPT U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), Defense Health Agency (DHA), SBIR/STTR

Kerstin Hund-Rinke

Kerstin Hund-Rinke

Department Ecotoxicology, Fraunhofer IME, Germany

Graham Hutchings

Graham Hutchings

Director, Cardiff Catalysis Institute, United Kingdom

Sean Ireland

Sean Ireland

Vice President of Business Development, Fiberlean Technologies Ltd

Mikhail E. Itkis

Mikhail E. Itkis

Research Professor, University of California, Riverside

Srinivas Iyer

Srinivas Iyer

Group Leader, Bioscience Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ed Jameson

Ed Jameson

CPA, Managing Partner, Jameson & Company LLC

Kane Jennings

Kane Jennings

Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Vanderbilt University

Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong

Kwang Cheol (KC) Jeong

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Charles Bret Jessee

Charles Bret Jessee

Director Product Development, TEI Biosciences Inc.

Jim Johnston

Jim Johnston

Professor, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Steve Jons

Steve Jons

Principal Research Scientist, Dow Water & Process Solutions

Pooran C. Joshi

Pooran C. Joshi

Senior Scientist, Materials Processing and Manufacturing Group, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Larry Judovits

Larry Judovits

Principal Scientist, Arkema, Inc.

Tina Kaarsberg

Tina Kaarsberg

Manager of Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR), DOE¹s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

Mandakini Kanungo

Mandakini Kanungo

Research and Technology, Corning, Inc.

Anupama B Kaul

Anupama B Kaul

AT&T Distinguished Professor, The University of Texas at El Paso

Emma Kendrick

Emma Kendrick

Reader, Electrochemical Energy Materials, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Byong Kim

Byong Kim

Applications Group Director, Park Systems

Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

Managing Partner, Kim & Baum, LLP

John Kim

John Kim

SBIR/STTR Program Manager and NIH Extramural Data Sharing Policy Officer, National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Jayachandran Kizhakkedathu

Professor, University of British Columbia (UBC)

Sherry Kobus

Sherry Kobus

Small Business Program Manager, Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)

Nikhil A. Koratkar

Nikhil A. Koratkar

John A. Clark and Edward T. Crossan Chair Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Jan Kosny

Jan Kosny

Director, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Manish Kumar

Manish Kumar

Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

James Kushmerick

James Kushmerick

Deputy Director, Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST), National Institute of Standards and Technology

Alberto Lacaze

Alberto Lacaze

President and co-founder, Robotic Research

Brian LaCroix

Brian LaCroix

CPA & Audit Partner, Jameson & Company

Senentxu Lanceros

Senentxu Lanceros

Ikerbasque Professor, BC Materials, Spain

Dusty Lang

Dusty Lang

Program Manager, SBIR/STTR, DHS

Gregory Lanza

Gregory Lanza

Professor, Washington University School of Medicine

Kock-Yee Law

Kock-Yee Law

Founder and CEO, Research and Innovative Solutions

Byeongdu Lee

Byeongdu Lee

Physicist, Chemical and Materials Science, Argonne National Laboratory

Julie Lenzer

Julie Lenzer

Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, UM Ventures

Martin E. Leser

Martin E. Leser

Expert in Colloid & Interface Science, Nestlé Research Center Lausanne, Switzerland

Laurent Levy

Laurent Levy

President and Chief Executive Officer, Nanobiotix SA

Qilin Li

Qilin Li

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University

Ying-Cheng Lo

Ying-Cheng Lo

Vice President, Global Technology Innovation, Baxter Healthcare

C. Rebecca Locker

C. Rebecca Locker

Research Associate, Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co

Kenneth J. Loh

Kenneth J. Loh

Associate Professor, University of California, San Diego

Ning Ma

Ning Ma

Staff Scientist, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering

Jon Magnuson

Jon Magnuson

Small Business Innovative Research Technology Lead at Boeing Phantom Works, Boeing

Gediminas Mainelis

Gediminas Mainelis

Professor, Rutgers University

Zoe Maisel

Zoe Maisel

Cornell Univeresity

Prithwiraj Maitra

Prithwiraj Maitra

Director R&D, and Research Fellow, Johnson and Johnson

Brian Makowski

Brian Makowski

Polymer Innovation Manager, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Michael Makowski

Michael Makowski

Manager of New Technology Initiatives, PPG Industries

Patrick Malenfant

Patrick Malenfant

Senior Research Officer, National Research Council of Canada, Canada

Alejandro G Marangoni

Alejandro G Marangoni

Canada Research Chair Food, Health and Aging, University of Guelph, Canada

Albine Martin

Albine Martin

Executive in Residence, Johns Hopkins University and BioHealth Innovation

Paul Matter

Paul Matter

President/Founder, pH Matter, LLC

Michael McComas

Michael McComas

Proposal Manager, BAE Systems

Ben McCool

Ben McCool

Advanced Research Associate, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

Linda McMahon

Linda McMahon

Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Richard McNamara

Richard McNamara

NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Transition Coordinator, NAVSEA PEO Submarine

Chris McNeal

Chris McNeal

Presidential Management Fellow, SBA Office of Investment and Innovation

Rachel Melnick

Rachel Melnick

National Program Leader for Agroclimatology, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

Chris Menzel

Chris Menzel

Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Dimatix, Inc.

Ed Metz

Ed Metz

Program Manager SBIR, U.S. Department of Education

David Metzger

David Metzger

Partner (Ret), Arnold & Porter LLP

Meyya Meyyappan

Meyya Meyyappan

Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at the Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center

Hamish A. Miller

Hamish A. Miller

Researcher, Italian National Research Council Rome, Italy

Daniel Milstead

Daniel Milstead

Chief, Indirect Cost Branch B, Division of Financial Advisory Services, NIH

Esther Morales

Esther Morales

Executive Director, National Women’s Business Council

John Christopher “Chris” Moran

John Christopher “Chris” Moran

Vice President, Corporate Development Executive Director and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Ventures

Ahmed Mousa

Ahmed Mousa

Vice President Licensing, IP & Legal Affairs, Pieris Pharmaceuticals

Jane Muir

Jane Muir

Director Innovation Hub, University of Florida

Tony Mulligan

Tony Mulligan

Founder and CEO, Hydronalix, Inc

Ron Munson

Ron Munson

Global CCS Institute

David Neely

David Neely

Senior Engineering Manager, Boeing

Edward Nelson

Edward Nelson

Nanosurf Inc

Kim Nelson

Kim Nelson

VP Nanocellulose Technology, American Process Inc.

Zhihong Nie

Zhihong Nie

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland

World L-S Nieh

World L-S Nieh

Forest Products National Program Lead, U.S. Forest Service

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Jan-Steffen Niehaus

Head of Department Particle Production, CAN Center for Applied Nanotechnology, Hamburg, Germany

Alex Norman

Alex Norman

Staff Chemist, ExxonMobil Chemical

Joe Noto

Joe Noto

Graduate Student, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Ira Nydick

Ira Nydick

Venture Partner, Panasonic

Kevin O'Brien

Kevin O'Brien

Director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center

Chris O'Gwin

Chris O'Gwin

Manager, SBIR/STTR Outreach and Assistance, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR

Kwang W. Oh

Kwang W. Oh

Associate Professor, University at Buffalo (SUNY)

Manny Oliver

Manny Oliver

Director, SBIR/STTR Program Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Michele L. Ostraat

Michele L. Ostraat

Research Center Leader - Downstream, Aramco Services Company

Craig Owens

Craig Owens

Program Manger, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, Lockheed Martin

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat

Ibrahim Tarik Ozbolat

Associate Professor, The Pennsylvania State University

Erick Page-Littleford

Erick Page-Littleford

Project Director SBIR Road Tour and SBA PMO Support Services, Dawnbreaker

Halime Paksoy

Halime Paksoy

Professor, Cukurova University, Turkey

Pierre Panine

Pierre Panine

Senior Scientist, Xenocs SA, France

Hemai Parthasarathy

Hemai Parthasarathy

Scientific Director, Breakout Labs

Kaushal Patel

Kaushal Patel

Director for Technology Partnerships, LG Technology Center of America

Vikas Patnaik

Vikas Patnaik

Director, Modeling & Simulation Network of Excellence, & Chief Engineer, Networks of Excellence, Ingersoll Rand

Anil Patri

Anil Patri

Director, NCTR/ORA NanoCore, National Center for Toxicological Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Donald R. Paul

Donald R. Paul

Sr. Chair in Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Piazza

Thomas Piazza

Program Manager, SBIR/STTR, SOCOM

Karsten Pinkwart

Karsten Pinkwart

Professor, University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Deputy Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology, Germany

Ryszard (Rich) Pisarski

Ryszard (Rich) Pisarski

SBIR/STTR Technology Infusion Lead, NASA

Bede Pittenger

Bede Pittenger

Applications Scientist, Bruker Corporation

Laura Plunkett Lesker

Laura Plunkett Lesker

Director – External Venture Strategy, Saint-Gobain

Johan Pluyter

Johan Pluyter

Research Director, S.C. Johnson

Martin E. Poitzsch

Martin E. Poitzsch

Team Leader, Reservoir Engineering Technology, Aramco Research Center – Boston

Larry Pollack

Larry Pollack

Joint Science & Technology Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD), Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Elena Polyakova

Elena Polyakova

CEO, Graphene 3D Lab, Inc

Matthew Portnoy

Matthew Portnoy

NIH SBIR/STTR Program Manager, National Institutes of Health

Radislav A. Potyrailo

Radislav A. Potyrailo

Principal Scientist, GE Global Research, US

Michael Pratt

Michael Pratt

Interim Managing Director, Office of Technology Development, Boston University

Katherine Price Hoelschler

Katherine Price Hoelschler

Team Leader, MISWACO-Schlumberger

Roger Proksch

Roger Proksch

President, Asylum Research, an Oxford Instruments Company

John Pucci

John Pucci

SBIR Manager, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Ellen Purdy

Ellen Purdy

Director, Emerging Capabilities & Prototyping Initiatives & Analysis, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Research & Engineering)

Ali Qureshi

Ali Qureshi

Managing Director, Surdak & Company

B.L. Ramakrishna

B.L. Ramakrishna

Director, Grand Challenges Scholars Program Network, National Academy of Engineering

David Rampulla

David Rampulla

Program Director, Division of Discovery Science & Technology, U.S. National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Alan Ransil

Alan Ransil

CoFounder, CoolComposites, Incorporated

James F Ranville

James F Ranville

Professor, Department of Chemistry & Geochemistry, Colorado School of Mines

G. Nagesh Rao

G. Nagesh Rao

Chief Technologist & Entrepreneur in Residence, U.S. Small Business Administration

YuanQiao Rao

YuanQiao Rao

Fellow, The Dow Chemical Company

Steve Ready

Steve Ready

Member of the Research Staff, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Riley Reese

Riley Reese

Innovation Program Manager, 3D Printing Medical & Pharma, TNO

Michael Renn

Michael Renn

CTO and Director of Advanced Applications Lab, Optomec, Inc.

Shannon Rhoten

Shannon Rhoten

Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIE), Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

April Richards

April Richards

Program Manager, SBIR, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Jenna Rickus

Jenna Rickus

Professor Of Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University

Emily Riley

Emily Riley

Director of Open Innovation and Emerging Technology, Energizer

Joshua A. Robinson

Joshua A. Robinson

Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer Rocha

Director, Strategic Development, TechConnect

Ryan Roeder

Ryan Roeder

Professor, University of Notre Dame

Robert M. Ryan

Robert M. Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, President, Twining, Inc.

Puja Sapra

Puja Sapra

Senior Director, Oncology Research Unit, Pfizer

Karma Sawyer

Karma Sawyer

Program manager for Emerging Technologies, Building Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy

Peter Scheuer

Peter Scheuer

Senior HSE Manager, Honeywell- F&MT

Michelle Schimpp

Michelle Schimpp

Deputy Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Karin (C.G.P.H.) Schroën

Karin (C.G.P.H.) Schroën

Personal Professor, Food Process Engineering Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Konomi G. Scott

Konomi G. Scott

Director of Business Development Corporate Engineering and R&D, Manga International Inc.

Brent M Segal

Brent M Segal

Director of Research Science and Chief Technologist, Lockheed Martin

Philippe Serp

Philippe Serp

Professor, Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination, CNRS, Institute National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France

David Shahady

David Shahady

Managing Director, U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

Research Specialist, The Dow Chemical Company

Joseph Shepard

Joseph Shepard

Associate Administrator, Office of Investment and Innovation, SBA

Jennifer Shieh

Jennifer Shieh

Chief Scientist and Senior Technology Policy Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Investment and Innovation

Rick Shindell

Rick Shindell

President, Zyn Systems

Sujai Shivakumar

Sujai Shivakumar

Senior Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Nitin Shukla

Nitin Shukla

Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials Group, Fraunhofer CSE, Boston

Brittany Sickler

Brittany Sickler

Outreach and Partnership Strategist, U.S. Small Business Administration

David Sikora

David Sikora

Acting DoD SBIR/STTR Program Administrator, Department of Defense

Ian Simmons

Ian Simmons

VP, Business Development, Corporate Engineering and R&D, Magna International Inc.

John Sirman

John Sirman

Director - Emerging and External Technologies, Praxair Inc.

Chris Skinner

Chris Skinner

Director Front End Innovation, Owens Corning, Belgium

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Director, SBIR, US Navy

Jesus Soriano

Jesus Soriano

SBIR/STTR Director for Biomedical and Smart Health Technologies, NSF

Jonathan Spanier

Jonathan Spanier

Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Drexel University

Matthew Stevens

Matthew Stevens

Manager of Strategic Initiatives, SBA

Vicki Stone

Vicki Stone

Professor of Toxicology, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland, United Kingdom

Anirudha V. Sumant

Anirudha V. Sumant

Materials Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory

Ellen Y. Sun

Ellen Y. Sun

Advanced Materials Group, United Technologies Research Center (UTRC)

Jim Sweeney

Jim Sweeney

Program Manager, U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR

Patrick Tabeling

Patrick Tabeling

Director of Research, CNRS, France

Sindy KY Tang

Sindy KY Tang

Assistant Professor, Stanford University

Carole Teolis

Carole Teolis

CTO, Chairman, TRX Systems

Sally Tinkle

Sally Tinkle

Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, IDA/Science and Technology Policy Institute

Loucas Tsakalakos

Loucas Tsakalakos

Manager - Photonics Laboratory, GE Global Research

Damon Tull

Damon Tull

Director of Fellowships and Research Opportunities, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)

Mark Tuominen

Mark Tuominen

Professor of Physics, UMass Amherst, Director, National Nanomanufacturing Network

Thomas E. Twardowski

Thomas E. Twardowski

Analytical Services Manager, Integra Life Sciences Corporation

Scott Twary

Scott Twary

Research Scientist and Team Leader, Biome and Bioenergy Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cathy Tway

Cathy Tway

R&D Director, Inorganic Materials and Heterogeneous Catalysis, The Dow Chemical Company

James Unterreiner

James Unterreiner

GameChanger, Shell

Janeen Uzzell

Janeen Uzzell

Global Director of Operations, GE Global Research (GEGR) External Affairs and Technology Programs (EATP)

Krassimir Velikov

Krassimir Velikov

Program Director at NanoNextNL, Science Leader at Unilever, Netherlands

Elisabeth (Sabeth) Verpoorte

Elisabeth (Sabeth) Verpoorte

Professor, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Corinne Vinopol

Corinne Vinopol

President and CEO, Institute for Disabilities Research and Training, Inc. (IDRT)

Robert Vinson

Robert Vinson

Program Manager, SBIR, National Institutes of Health

Nathalie Virag

Nathalie Virag

Senior Principal Scientist, Corporate Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs, Medtronic, Switzerland

Hruta Virkar

Hruta Virkar

Director, Division of Financial Advisory Services, NIH

Armin Völkel

Armin Völkel

Senior Scientist & Principal Investigator, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)

Ryan Wagner

Ryan Wagner

Mechanical Engineer, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Marilyn Waite

Marilyn Waite

Energy Practice Lead, Village Capital

Canhui Wang

Canhui Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher, CNST/UMD, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Conghua (CH) Wang

Conghua (CH) Wang

Vice President & CTO, Treadstone Technologies, Inc.

Jeff Tza-Huei Wang

Jeff Tza-Huei Wang

Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Institute for NanoBioTechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Thomas Wavering

Thomas Wavering

Executive Director, OU Innovation Hub

Phil Weilerstein

Phil Weilerstein

Chief Executive, VentureWell

Merideth West

Merideth West

Deputy Staff Director, Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Congress

John Williams

John Williams

Director of Innovation & Technology, SBA, Office of Investment & Innovation

Adria Wilson

Adria Wilson

Technology Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Ronnie Wilson

Ronnie Wilson

Lead Technology Project Manager, GKN Aerospace

William (Cy) Wilson

William (Cy) Wilson

Electronics Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

Wendel Wohlleben

Wendel Wohlleben

Senior Scientist, BASF SE, Germany

Melissa Wong

Melissa Wong

Program Manager, SBIR

Kristy Wood

Kristy Wood

Director, Non-Viral Delivery, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc.

Keith Woodman

Keith Woodman

SBIR lead for NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations and its Space Technology Mission Directorates, NASA

Song Xu

Song Xu

Sr. Application Scientist, Keysight Technologies

Dalia Yablon

Dalia Yablon

Founder, SurfaceChar LLC

James Zahler

James Zahler

Solar Generation and Data Communications Technologies, ARPA-E, U.S. Department of Energy

Xing Zhou

Xing Zhou

Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Gregory R. Ziegler

Gregory R. Ziegler

Professor of Food Science, Penn State University, Co Founder, Persea Naturals LLC

Steven Zullo

Steven Zullo

Program Officer, Extramural Science Program, OPESP, NIBIB/NIH

Lei Zuo

Lei Zuo

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech


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