Dr. Balakrishna Haridas
Executive Director for Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Haridas is an experienced technology entrepreneur, executive and educator/researcher in technology innovation and commercialization. He has more than 25 years of experience in multi-million dollar collaborations interfacing academia and industry, IP portfolios, licensing, manufacturing and distribution deals, and more than $70 million of product R&D lifetime funding with revenue impact of over $2 billion.
Dr. John Beckerdite
TEES Head of IP Portfolio Management
Beckerdite joined TEES following a long career with The Dow Chemical Company where he led a variety of technology commercialization programs. While at Dow he also served as the senior intellectual capital leader for a number of intellectual property portfolios. He holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Saurabh Biswas
TEES Head of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programs
Biswas leads the creation of start-ups and joint ventures at TEES/Texas A&M University. He leads all aspects of venture formation and equity investments, working with management of the start-up companies in business plan execution and fundraising, follow-up monitoring and serves on the board of directors/advisors of portfolio ventures.
Scotti is an experienced entrepreneur and provides strategic consulting, fundraising and executive coaching to emerging technology companies through TEES and the Research Valley Innovation Center. He is passionate about improving the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Aggieland and Texas as a whole, evidenced by his support of various startup serving entities such as TMCx, Seed Sumo and the Aggie Angel Network.
Fletcher received her bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Following graduation, she joined a faculty-founded startup company, where she learned first-hand about translating technologies from the benchtop to commercial entities. She is now a Ph.D. student in the Biomedical Device Laboratory at Texas A&M University. She is interested in intellectual property assessment and is currently studying for the patent bar.
Neil Diaz Martinez
Diaz is an experienced IT specialist from Colombia, South America. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, a master’s degree in telecommunications and information, systems and an MBA. His background in data and information systems strengthens the team in new trends like the internet of things, cloud computing, and big data and analytics. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering at Texas A&M.
Kuchibhotla is currently a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from India. Following graduation, he worked for TATA Motors Ltd. as a new engine development engineer. As an entrepreneur-in-training, he is involved in intellectual property due diligence, tracking and marketing research.
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