Our Team

Our expert team is here to facilitate the movement of innovations and discoveries from the lab to the marketplace for the benefit of the public and to amplify NCSU’s national and global impact.

We cultivate an inclusive environment of scientific and entrepreneurial excellence and bridge connections from NCSU’s research community to industry and startups by strategically evaluating, protecting, and licensing technology.


Our experienced leadership team guide various expert teams in advancing the mission to facilitate the commercialization of innovative research discoveries to drive economic growth in not only North Carolina but around the world. They propel the mission forward by creating and overseeing programs aimed at discovering, validating and strengthening NC State technologies and teams.


Our world-class team of licensing associates guides innovators through all steps of the invention licensing process. Our licensing team conducts market assessments, works with outside counsel to protect NCSU inventions and intellectual property, engages industry to identify marketing opportunities and negotiate licenses, and cultivates relationships with licensees, industry, and innovators.

New Ventures

The New Ventures team strives to ensure that startups have everything needed to start, build, and grow a strong business. The team works with inventors to legally incorporate, explore funding sources, build a professional network, provide training and mentoring programs, and establish a brand. The New Ventures team takes an individually-tailored approach to ensure that inventors have ready access to the resources they need.

Finance and Operations

Good financial stewardship is of utmost importance to our Finance & Operations team as they work to ensure timely payment, billing, and royalty collection & distribution. Additionally, the team works with attorneys to manage the patent application process & correspondence, oversees reporting and tracking of products that arise from NCSU intellectual property, and handles all ORC data, providing reports to internal & external stakeholders. The team also works with federal sponsors to maintain compliance with the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act.

Interns and Fellows

Our interns and fellows get hands-on experience working with technologies and NC State startups. We offer internships in licensing, finance & operations, marketing & communications, and new ventures. We ensure each intern and fellow has an individually-tailored experience that is engaging and meaningful. We are proud to have these talented interns and fellows working with us.