Program Committee

Thank you to the 2018 Program  Committee! 

Abigail Barrow

Abigail Barrow

Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development and Co-Director of UM Ventures University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts System

Florence P. Haseltine

Florence P. Haseltine

Director Emerita of the Center for Population Research
National Institutes of Health, NAI Fellow

Barbara D. Boyan

Barbara Boyan

Dean of Engineering
Virginia Commonwealth University
NAI Fellow

Julie Lenzer

Julie Lenzer

Associate Vice President of Innovation and Economic Development and Co-Director of UM Ventures
University of Maryland

Karen J.L. Burg

Karen J.L. Burg

Harbor Lights Endowed Chair, Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
University of Georgia, NAI Fellow

Anthony M. Lowman

Anthony M. Lowman

Dean of Engineering
Rowan University
NAI Fellow

Tom Campbell

Tom Campbell

Executive Director
Office of Technology Transfer and Innovation
University of Houston

Ruchika Nijhara

Ruchika Nijhara

Director, Office of Technology Commercialization
Georgetown University

Yoginder P. Chugh

Yoginder P. Chugh

Professor Emeritus of Mining and Mineral Resources
Southern Illinois University
NAI Fellow

Sudeep Sarkar

Sudeep Sarkar

Chair and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering
Associate Vice President for I-Corps Programs
University of South Florida
NAI Board of Directors
NAI Fellow

Cindy Cooper

Cindy Cooper

Program Officer
The Lemelson Foundation

James E. Smith

James E. Smith

Professor, West Virginia University
President and Member Manager, Plasma Igniter, LLC
0 NAI Fellow

Arthur Daemmrich

Arthur Daemmrich

Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Director
Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
NAI Board of Directors

Nelson Tansu

Nelson Tansu

Daniel E. ’39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor
Director, Center for Photonics and Nanoelectronics
Lehigh University
NAI Fellow

Elizabeth Dougherty

Elizabeth Dougherty

Director of Inventor Education, Outreach, and Recognition
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
NAI Board of Directors

Mark VanderZyl

Mark VanderZyl

FastForward Operations Manager
Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures
Johns Hopkins University

Amr Elnashai

Amr Elnashai

Vice Chancellor and Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer
University of Houston

Bradley J. Yops

 Bradley J. Yops

Assistant Director, Office of Economic Innovation & Partnerships
Director, Technology Transfer Center
University of Delaware

Steven J. Kubisen

Steven J. Kubisen

Managing Director, Technology Commercialization Office
The George Washington University
NAI Fellow