As a Licensing Associate, Chris is primarily responsible for managing technologies from electrical engineering and the Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL). He meets with faculty and researchers to solicit invention disclosures, sets strategy and evaluates technologies for patentability and commercialization potential, and identifies and negotiates with industrial partners to license or spinout Princeton University intellectual property.
Chris earned a BS in biochemistry and a minor in economics at the University of Delaware before beginning graduate school in molecular biology at Princeton. After completing his Masters, he worked for two years as a graduate student researcher studying viral regulation of cellular membrane proteins. Seeking a career that applied scientific research training to a more business and people oriented context, he left the bench in early 2017 to join the technology transfer office at the University.