STARS 2013 Presentations
Robert T. McGrath, Ph.D.
The Innovation Ecosystem: Fostering Research & Commercialization
One can envision the “Innovation Ecosystem” as a collection of companies, non-profits, government organizations, and educational institutions that work together to create economic impact in one or more markets. Such Ecosystems across the country take various forms and approaches as they wrestle with the difficult problems of migrating basic research into high-value commercial products. Fostering government / industry / academic partnerships is a theme common to many such Ecosystems. The presentation will provide examples of innovation ecosystems and associated partnerships within selected institutions, and will discuss recent and developing programs within several federal agencies designed to stimulate innovation by advancing such partnerships.
Dr. McGrath serves as vice president at the Georgia Institute of Technology and director of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Prior to joining GTRI in 2011, he worked in a number of capacities with Battelle Memorial Institute supporting a variety of R&D programs, national laboratory and university partnerships, STEM education initiatives and the Battelle-managed National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where he served as deputy director. Full Bio
Exemplary Catholic and Marianist Scholarship: Diverse Perspectives from Multiple Disciplines
Session leader - Kevin P Hallinan Ph.D.
Innovation in Action: A Live Demonstration of UD Community Ideation
Session Leader - Ken Bloemer Ph.D.
In the Beginning, Who Created? Reflections on God, Cyborgs and the Internet
Jana Bennett, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Religious Studies
The End of an Affair: Americans, Their Love of the Automobile, and Why Understanding it Matters
John Heitmann, Ph.D.
Google, Gadgets and Guilt: Juror Misconduct in the Digital Age
Thaddeus Hoffmeister, J.D.
Professor - Law School
How Entrepreneurs can use their Knowledge and their Connections to Increase the Number of People they Employ
Diane Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Management & Marketing
Arm Function May Affect Quality of Life of Long Term Breast Cancer Survivors
Mary Fisher, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy Doctoral Program
Novel Biopolymers and Their Potential Applications as Environmentally Friendly Adhesives, Coatings and Structural Materials
Doug Hansen, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader; Adjunct Associate Professor of Chemical and Materials Engineering Nonstructural Materials Division - UDRI
Carissa Krane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Biology
Energy Storage: Societal Needs and the Emerging Lithium‐Air Technology
Binod Kumar, Ph.D.
Group Leader and Distinguished Research Engineer; Electrochemical Power Group, UDRI
Carbon Nanomaterials: Atomistic Interfaces and the Hunt for a Payoff on the $1012 Investment
Christopher Muratore, Ph.D.
Research Engineer, Chemical & Materials Engineering
Microchips that Make Pictures: Nano‐technology and Image Sensors
Andrew Sarangan, Ph.D.,P.E.
Professor & Associate Director, Electro-Optics Graduate Program