THE CENTER FOR RESEARCH INNOVATION

COMMERCIALIZATION SPECIALISTS

The first node of the Network is the Commercialization Specialist Program. Students participating in this program function as a bridge between Northeastern researchers and industry R&D teams.

MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

As Commercialization Specialists, they execute a suite of fundamental responsibilities within the field of technology transfer and play a critical role in bringing Northeastern technologies to life in the world’s living rooms, office spaces, and natural habitats.

The CRI partnered with the College of Science to kick off the Commercialization Specialist program. College of Science collaborator, Jared Auclair, Associate Dean of Professional Programs and Graduate Affairs, finds great benefit in the program as it “provides PhD candidates an opportunity to learn about intellectual property and how they can apply their technical training to a non-traditional career path.”

NICOLE CAVANAUGH

Nicole Cavanough

Nicole earned her BS at Rochester Institute of Technology in Biotechnology and Molecular Biosciences with a minor in archaeological sciences. She has experience with antibiotic discovery and as a Northeastern PhD student, she is a member of the Chai Lab where she investigates the innerworkings of biofilms.

JANE LEE

Jane Lee

Jane is a PhD Candidate in Bioengineering, blending academic research with practical experience in entrepreneurship and management. She is actively engaged in cutting-edge research at Northeastern University, developing a novel wearable optical device in the Niedre Lab to investigate the dynamics of circulating tumor cells and gain insights into cancer metastasis.

WES ROBERTS

Wes Roberts

Wes is a PhD student in theoretical physics, with a focus on quantum materials and quantum information. He received his BS in Physics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017, after which he completed a Master of Studies degree in Philosophy of Physics at Oxford University.

JACK WILKINS

Jack Wilkins

Jack is a PhD student in theoretical computer science, with a focus on algorithmic fairness. Broadly speaking, his research interests are in developing algorithms that restrict the possibility of bias affecting outcomes while still achieving a result near the perceived optimal.

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