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Seminar/Commercialization Forum

The MSEC Program Seminar/Commercialization Forum is held on Fridays in Roy F. Mitte room 3241, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

In this forum the speakers are successful entrepreneurs, officers of companies, IP attorneys, or other industry scientists and engineers who are invited to share their expertise with the students. The speakers discuss their experience in starting or running a company or the technicalities of starting a company as well as provide technical details of their products or research.

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
1/25 Dr. Reddy Venumbaka
Texas State University
"IP and Tech Transfer at Texas State University" PDF
2/1 Dr. Miha Zakotnik
Urban Mining Co.
"The Future of Waste NDFEB Rare Earth Permanent Magnets and Their Role in a Circular Economy" PDF
2/8 Mr. Sean Bauld
Sempulse
"Big and Small: Creating Change, Commercializing Technology, and Leading Transformation in Organizations of All Shapes and Sizes" PDF
2/15 Dr. Swaminathan Venkatesan
MKS Instruments
"Photonics Based Pressure Measurement Standard" PDF
2/22 N/A N/A  
3/1 Mr. Ron Epperson
Texas State University
"Discussion: the Commercialization Journey of a Company that is using Biological Processes to Treat Waste Water at a Lower Cost, While Also Producing Valuable Coproducts" PDF
3/8 WiSE Conference
(LBJ Student Center)
Research Poster Session PDF
3/15 Dr. Brandon Price
Biogenin/TxSt EIR
"Innovation Marketing" PDF
3/22 No Class - Spring Break N/A N/A
3/29 TBA TBA  
4/5 No Class N/A N/A
4/12 Dr. Mari Salmi
GenCure
"Production of Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Clinical Trials" PDF
4/19 Mr. Billy Moyer
SOS Leadership
TBA  
4/26 Ms. Kelle Hand
Apogee
TBA  
5/3 Dr. Shannon Weigum Summary Discussion and Perspectives (Enrolled students only) N/A
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  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio

    9/7

    Dr. David Irvin
    Blueshift International Materials
    "From Lab to Market: Polyimide Aerogels"

    PDF

    9/14

    Dr. Jeanette Hill
    Spot on Sciences Inc.
    "Spot On Innovations for Healthcare"

    PDF

    9/21

    Dr. Nathan Zou
    Advanced Micro Devies, Inc.
    "Single-Molecule Super-Resolution Imagining on Nanomaterials"

    PDF

    9/28

    Dr. John Bruno
    Nanohmic, Inc.
    "DNA Aptamer Applications in Diagnostics and Therapeutics"

    PDF

    10/5

    Dr. Tyler Nash
    BYK USA, Inc.
    "Clay Mineralogy and Application at BYK"

    PDF

    10/12

    Dr. Tahir Ekin
    Texas State University, Quantitative Methods
    "Healthcare Fraud Analytics"

    PDF

    10/19

    Dr. Kerry Rupp
    True Wealth Ventures
    "Outperformance and Opportunities: Women Entrepreneurs and Women Investors"

    PDF

    10/26

    Dr. Bradley Rodier
    Rochal Industries
    "Medical Device Innovation: Concept to Commercialization"

    PDF

    11/2

    Mr. Anjan Contractor
    BeeHex
    "3D Printing for Food Personalization"

    PDF

    11/9

    Mr. Adam Laubach
    Exothermix
    "Making An Impact With Your Given Time, Talent & Treasure"

    PDF

    11/16

    Mr. Anthony George
    Nautical Control Solutions
    N/A

    PDF

    11/30

    Mr. Ryan Dennis
    Covia Corporation
    "Organoclay"

    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Bio/Abstract
    1/19
    Dr. Tania Betancourt
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Integration of Synthetic Polymers and Biomolecules for the Development of User- or Disease-Controlled Nanomedicines"
    PDF
    1/26
    Dr. Travis Cantu
    Futurrex, Inc.
    "Futurrex Company Overview"
    PDF
    2/2
    Dr. Brandon Price
    Nascent Biotech and Biogenin
    "Entrepreneurism in Engineering" & "The Lean Startup"
    PDF
    2/9
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Rocket Science and The Space Station"
    N/A
    2/16
    Mr. Adam Laubach
    Exothermix
    "How to Innovate Like A Start-Up" & "Exo Overview"
    PDF
    2/23
    Dr. Shannon Weigum
    Texas State University, Biology
    "Making the Transition from Academia to Industry" & "Detecting Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care"
    PDF
    3/2
    Mr. Steve Webb
    Metro Optics
    "Metro Optics and Products, Customers & Product Applications"
    PDF
    3/9
    Dr. Mark Riggs
    Futurrex, Inc.
    "Futurrex Company Overview"
    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    9/8
    Dr. Ravi Droopad
    Texas State University, Engineering
    N/A N/A
    9/15
    Dr. Michael Patton
    Medical Innovations Labs
    N/A N/A
    9/22
    Dr. Chris Christenson & Mitch White
    Volatile Analysis
    "Life as a Successful Research Chemist" & "Cosorb Fundamental Problem Solving"
    PDF
    9/29
    Dr. Joe Lichtenhan
    Hybrid Plastics
    "The Role of the Entrepreneur Specialist Materials Supplier in Promoting Innovation"
    PDF
    10/6
    Mr. Justin Edmondson
    Mobile Fluid Recovery
    N/A
    PDF
    10/13
    Dr. Carl McAfee
    ProChemist
    "Patents vs. Trade Secrets"
    PDF
    10/20
    Dr. Rudy Ghosh
    Novacentrix
    "Photonic Curing"
    PDF
    10/27
    Dr. Jeremy Bartels
    NALCO Champion
    "Stretch Yourself: Adapting to Life in Industry" & "Natural Gas Hydrate Control in Oilfield Operations"
    PDF
    11/3
    Dr. Scott Leigh
    Huntsman
    "How to be Successful in Your Career…Does Anyone Really Know?" & "Molecular Design of Polyetheramines"
    PDF
    11/10
    Mr. Stefan Butoc
    Pvfluid
    “Autonomous drilling drill commercialization” & “Overview of elastomers used in oil and gas industry”.
    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    1/20
    Mr. Devanda Lek
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Development of a Kinematic Coupling for a Double-Sided Hot Embossing Process"
    PDF
    1/27
    Dr. Travis Cantu
    Futurrex
    "Futurrex Overview"
    PDF
    2/3
    Mr. Dave Kinneberg & Dr. Dejan Stojakovic
    James Avery
    "Modern Jewelry Manufacturing"
    PDF
    2/10
    Dr. Don Patterson
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Tweaking Diamonds: Chemistry in the Small Business World"
    PDF
    2/17
    Dr. Christopher Quinn
    AkzoNobel
    "Things I wish someone told me when I was 25, or younger!" & "Surfactants: What are they and what do they do?"
    PDF
    2/24
    Dr. Mike Rubal
    Southwest Research Institute
    "Southwest Research Institute: Advanced Science. Applied Technology."
    PDF
    3/3
    Ms. Heather Hanson
    Seno Medical Instruments, Inc.
    "Career Experiences" & "Development of Medical Devices"
    PDF
    3/10
    Dr. Richard Bopp
    Mid-Hudson Cable
    "NatureWorks IngeoTM Polylactide (PLA) Biopolymer:  The Past, Present and Future Revisited"
    PDF

     

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    Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    9/2
    Mr. Dave Anderson
    Blueshift International Materials
    "Successful Commercialization of New Products and Product Imporovements" & "An Introduction to Polymer Aerogels, Their Features, and Benefits"
    PDF
    9/9
    Dr. Christopher P. Rhodes
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Using Two-dimensional (2D) Materials to Enhance the Performance of Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion Devices"
    PDF
    9/16
    Dr. George Hansen
    Advanced Material Designs & Reliability
    "Introduction to Reliability"
    PDF
    9/23
    Ms. Nicole Moss
    RBPC
    N/A
    PDF
    9/30
    Dr. Ash Kotwal
    Martin Marietta
    "It’s Not Just What We Make. It’s What We Make Possible"
    PDF
    10/7
    Dr. Bob Thomas
    Bell South
    "How to Make It, How to Invest It, How to Save It, How to Lose It, How to Recover It" & "Come to the Edge"
    PDF
    10/14
    Dr. Jeffrey Glass
    Duke University
    "Graphenated Carbon Nanotubes in Electrode Applications:
    from micro-mass spectrometers to supercapacitors" & "Innovation, Professionalism and Leadership in the Real World"
    PDF
    10/21
    Mr. Desi Rhoden
    Brite Sun Technology, Inc.
    N/A
    PDF
    10/28
    Dr. Brandon Henderson
    Raytheon Company
    "Energetic Materials"
    PDF
    12/2
    Mr. Christopher Evans
    Shore Chan DePumpo LLP
    "Partner/Attorney at Shore Chan DePumpo LLP"
    PDF
    12/9
    Ms. Samantha Snabes
    re:3D
    "First to Print: Priming Early Adoption in Additive Manufacturing "
    PDF

     

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    Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title Abstract/Bio
    1/22
    Dr. David Gerrard
    Pumps & Pipes
    "Elastomers in the Oil Field" & "Trick or Treat? How lessons from Beggars’ Night prepare future Technology Professionals for success in the “Real World.”"
    PDF
    1/29
    Dr. Edwin Piner
    Texas State University, Physics
    "Communication Within a Highly Technical Organization" & "Qualifying a Technology: The Last (Most Important) Technical Step"
    PDF
    2/5
    Dr. Laura Bartlett
    Texas State University, Engineering Technology
    N/A
    PDF
    2/12
    Dr. Namwon Kim
    Texas State University, Engineering
    "Advanced Manufacturing of Nano- and Micro-Systems for Multidisciplinary Engineering Applications"
    PDF
    2/19
    Mr. Jeff Latham
    Westover Baptist Church
    N/A
    PDF
    2/26
    Dr. John Carrano
    Paratus Diagnostics
    "Leading Successful Product Innovation" & "Applying “Cost Benefit Analysis” to Manufacturing"
    PDF
    3/4
    Mr. Thomas Ackermann
    University of Stuttgart
    "Technical Requirements, Manufacturing Processes and Cost Effeciency for Transparent Electrodes Based on Silver Nanowires and carbon nanotubes"
    PDF
    3/11
    Dr. Patricia Hubbard
    PolyOne Corporation
    "Additive Manufacturing as an Alternative to Injection Molding: A Comparison of Flammability and Fatigue Performance" & "Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained"
    PDF
    3/25
    Dr. Rusty Phillips
    BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc.
    "Transitioning from Academic to Industrial Science: A Chronological Lessons Learned" & "Calcification/Degradation of Implantable Biomaterials-Mechanisms and Solutions: An Industrial Researcher's Perspective"
    PDF
    4/1
    Dr. Steven Whitten
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Personal Experiences As the First Employee of A Biotech Start-up" & "The Properties of Disordered Proteins: Why it Matters to Biological Systems and What My Lab Has Observed"
    PDF
    4/15
    Mr. John Allen & Mr. Christopher Curran
    Allen Energy Consultants LLC & BP Exploration & Production, Inc.
    "Deepwater Subsea Oil and Gas Developments" 
    PDF
    4/22
    Dr. Jeffrey Gilman
    National Institute of Standards and Technology
    "Polymer Composites: Interphase Imaging"
    PDF
    4/29
    Dr. Kunal Bhatnagar
    ASM America, Inc.
    “A Glance into the Semiconductor Industry as a New PhD Graduate” & “ALD for 300 mm High-volume Manufacturing Applications in Microelectronics”
    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    8/28
    Dr. Sheila Kadura
    Dell
    "Lessons Learned in Life and the Law" & "Commercialization and IP"
    PDF
    9/4
    Mr. Joseph Dallal
    Ashland Specialty Ingredients
    "Transitions along Accelerated Environmental Exposure" & "Various Components and Methods Used to Create and Quantify Effects"
    PDF
    9/11
    Dr. Christopher Quinn
    Akzo Nobel
    "Things I wish someone told me when I was 25, or younger!" & "Surfactants: What are they and what do they do?"
    PDF
    9/18
    Mr. Darin Chase
    General Magnaplate Texas
    "Sales Speak from a Technical Perspective"
    PDF
    9/25
    Dr. Syamala R. Pulugurtha
    Coronary and Structural Heart Division of Medtronic, Inc.
    "An Overview of Biomedical Technology in Interventional Cardiology" & "Career Perspective"
    PDF
    10/2
    Dr. Ricki Ingalls
    Texas State University, CIS&QMST
    "Pretty Good Rules for Success in Business and Academics" & "Open Discussion on Gartner’s 10 Trends in IT for 2015"
    PDF
    10/9
    Mr. Thomas Korzeniewski
    CFAN
    "History and new technologies in Aviation"
    PDF
    10/16
    Dr. Jian Li
    Texas State University, Physics
    "Things I wouldn’t know unless I have been there" & "Electrical characterization of solar-cell materials and devices"
    PDF
    10/23
    Mr. Thomas Lednicky
    CFAN
    "Short Stories from the Aircraft Industry" & "The brilliant factory circa 2015"
    PDF
    10/30
    Dr. David Gerrard
    Pumps & Pipes
    "Trick or Treat? How lessons from Beggars’ Night prepare future Technology Professionals for success in the “Real World.”" & "Elastomers in the Oil Field"
    PDF
    11/6
    Mr. Brent Lunceford
    3M Electronics and Energy Global Innovation Center
    "Introduction to MEMS Technology"
    PDF
    11/20
    Dr. Changhae Park
    Freescale Semiconductor, Inc
    "Being an engineer in a large corporation" & "What should engineers know about patents?"
    PDF
    12/4
    Dr. Amber Douglas & Ms. Eva Blanchard
    N/A
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    1/23
    Mr. Chris Manspeaker
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "An Intro to Quality Systems"
    PDF
    1/30
    Dr. Mary Spaeth
    Texas State University, Management
    N/A
    PDF
    2/6
    Mr. Deeder Aurongzeb
    Dell
    "Nanotechnology-“To be or not to be”, process and cost challenges of some recent innovations"
    PDF
    2/13
    Ms. Edmee Files
    Energy Rubber Group
    "Lessons Learned from Failures "
    PDF
    2/20
    Dr. Carl McAfee
    McAfee Consulting
    “Relationship building in the Commercial world of business” & “Designed Experiments for Problem Solving”
    PDF
    2/27
    Dr. Laura Bartlett
    Texas State University, Engineering Technology
    "Texas State Advanced Metallic Materials Research"
    PDF
    3/6
    Mr. Adam Laubach
    RBC Technologies
    N/A
    PDF
    3/13
    Dr. John Carlisle
    Advanced Diamond Technologies
    "The past, present, and future of thin, smooth diamond (and how to be an entrepreneur and a physicist at the same time without losing your sanity)"
    PDF
    3/27
    Mr. Jim Long
    Akzo Nobel
    "Experiences in the corporate chemical business and career opportunities other than the science discipline" & "Understanding the theory and practice of developing Suspension and Emulsifiable Concentrate formulations for the Agrochemical industry"
    PDF
    4/3
    Ms. Cyndi Nickel
    DXUpClose
    "TxState Startup: DxUpClose - Lessons Learned"
    PDF
    4/10
    Dr. Malcolm Prouty & Dr. Michael Rubal
    SMRC & SWRI
    "The World of DoD SBIR and Discussions Around Technology Commercialization" & "Chlorine Dioxide Light Activated Releasing Additive" 
    PDF
    4/17
    Dr. Tania Betancourt
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Exploring the Promise of Nanomedicine: Nano-Scaled Biomaterials Integrating Synthetic Polymers, Oligonucleotides, and Polypeptides for Detection and Treatment of Disease"
    PDF
    4/24
    Dr. Jennifer Irvin
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "The Job of a Department of Defense Scientist" & "Tailoring Chemical Structure and Morphology of Electroactive Polymers"
    PDF
    5/1
    Mr. Jamie Rhodes
    National Nanomaterials
    N/A PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    8/29
    Dr. Mitchell White
    Precise Quality Systems
    "Commercializing Technology, 'A License to Skill'"
    PDF
    9/5
    Dr. Chris Christenson
    Dow Chemical Company
    "Life as a Successful Research Chemist"
    PDF
    9/12
    Dr. Tom Zirkle
    Micropower
    N/A
    PDF
    9/19
    Mr. Juan Gomez Ortega
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Fabrication of Interconnecting Through-holes for Polymer Microfluidic Devices in Modular Systems"
    PDF
    9/26
    Mr. Bobby Hancock
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Investigation of Thermal Effects in III-Nitride Semiconductor Materials and Devices"
    PDF
    10/3
    Mr. Bill Cone
    TAMU - Corpus Christi
    N/A
    PDF
    10/10
    Dr. Don Patterson
    Tweaked Spirits, LLC
    "Diamonds to Gin: Life as a Chemist in the Small Business World"
    PDF
    10/17
    Mr. Kunal Bhatnagar
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Investigation of III-V Semiconductor Heterostructures for Next-generation CMOS"
    PDF
    10/24
    Dr. Christopher Rhodes
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Advanced Electrochemical Nanomaterials: Interplay of Structure and Properties in Transition Metal Compounds"
    PDF
    10/31
    Ms. Lisa Taylor
    SioTex
    N/A
    PDF
    11/7
    Dr. Alex Zakhidov
    Texas State University, Physics
    "Physics of Organic Semiconductor Devices: Materials, Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications"
    PDF
    11/14
    Dr. Barry Streusand
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Working in a Small Business" & "High Purity Chemicals"
    PDF
    11/21
    Mr. Tim Dejong
    Wimberley Glassworks
    "Art Glass Lighting"
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    6/2
    Dr. Bob South
    The Gates Corporation
    "EPDM Serpentine Belt Technology" & "What You Need to Be Successful"
    N/A
    6/4
    Dr. Gary Beall
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Origins and Outcomes in My Research" & "The 2-D World of Chemistry: Graphenes and Other Interesting Materials"
    PDF
    6/6
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Ceramic liner for Increased Thermal Stability of Machine Gun Barrels" & "Violation of the Physics of Dispersed Phase Reinforcement in Thermoplastic Polyurethane-Montmorillonite Nanocomposite Elastomers"
    PDF
    6/9
    Ms. Lisa Taylor
    SioTeX
    "Texas State team advances to ACS GCI Business Plan Competition"
    PDF
    6/11
    Mr. Jaime Rhodes
    National NanoMaterials
    N/A PDF
    6/13
    Dr. David Irvin
    Systems & Materials Research Corporation
    N/A PDF
    6/16
    Ms. Laura Kilcrease
    Triton Ventures
    "Important Things for Entrepreneurs to Know about Angel Investors"
    PDF
    6/20
    Dr. Mike Rubal
    Southwest Research Institute
    “Southwest Research Institute: Benefiting government, industry and the public through innovative science and technology”
    PDF
    6/25
    Dr. Reddy Venumbaka
    Texas State University, IEIS
    "Commercialization at Texas State" & "Synthesis and Characterization of Polymers"
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    1/17
    Dr. Sam Matson
    CMC Americas Technical Energy Manager
    “Keys to Success: An Engineering Consulting Perspective” & “Transforming Process Data into Powerful Information” Industrial
    PDF
    1/24
    Ms. Ashley Kotwal
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Concrete Based on Portland Limestone Cement with Limestone Content Greater Than 15%" & "Ultra High Performance Concrete"
    PDF
    1/31
    Mr. David Anderson
    Novati Technologies, Inc.
    N/A
    PDF
    2/21
    Mr. Mike Mayo & Dr. Chris Mann
    Nanohmics
    "Working as a Scientist in a Small High Technology Company" & "Tailoring nanoscale and bulk properties of high-performance thermoelectric materials for scalable manufacturing"
    PDF
    2/28
    Mr. Peter French
    Free Flow Research
    N/A
    N/A
    3/7
    Mr. Michael Colmenero
    Drilling Systems Cameron
    "Core Values – Essential to Success in the Workplace" & "Drilling Equipment Qualification Testing"
    PDF
    3/21
    Mr. Chris Forgey
    OEM Group
    "Preparing for a Successful Career" & "Technology Commercialization"
    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    9/6
    Dr. Laura Bartlett
    Texas State University, Engineering Technology
    "Development of Lightweight steel for high energy absorbing applications"
    PDF
    9/13
    Mr. Ed Boyce
    Halliburton
    "What does it take to be a successful contributor in the Oilfield Service Industry?" & "Areas of Technical Importance"
    PDF
    10/11
    Mr. Brent Lunceford
    3M Electronics and Energy Innovation Center
    "Career of a Disruptive Technology Innovator and Managing Change in the Future" & "Development of a Commercial MEMS Product"
    PDF
    11/8
    Mr. Peter Baen
    Thermon
    "Basic Heat Tracking: Products & Applications" & "What's a Thermon?"
    PDF
    11/22
    Dr. Anthony Torress
    Texas State University, Engineering Technology
    "Understanding the Role of Gravity in the Devitrification Suppression of Zblan Glass" & How to be Successful in your Career"
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    6/3
    Dr. Carl McAffee
    McAfee Consulting LLC
    "The Importance of Communication" & "The Successful Application of Designed Experiments"
    PDF
    6/5
    Dr. William Brittian
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Life as a Working Scientist: Commercial, Academic & Government" & "Polymer Brushes
    N/A
    6/7
    Mr. Stephen Frayser
    STAR Park
    N/A PDF
    6/10
    Mr. Haoran Chen
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Corrosion"
    PDF
    6/12
    Mr. Martin Jacobvitz
    Central Texas Business Consulting
    "Who Am I and What Have I Done?" & "My Industry - Investment Capital"
    N/A
    6/14
    Dr. Daniel Liu
    Texas State University, NSF-PREM Center
    "Technical Consulting – Another Career Choice for Materials PhDs" & "Toughening of Epoxy Based on Self-Assembly of Nano-Sized Amphiphilic Block Copolymer Micelles"
    PDF
    6/17
    Mr. Ray Cook
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Layer-by Layer 3D Printing of Functional Materials"
    PDF
    6/19
    Mr. Sayantan Das
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "More we know, better we understand"
    PDF
    6/26
    Mr. Robert Gardner
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "The Material Science, Engineering, and Commercialization of PbTeThermoelectric Material and Device"
    N/A
    6/28
    Mr. Tyler Nash
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Non-Fouling Water Reuse Technology"
    PDF
    7/1
    Mr. Marcus Goss
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Hofmann clathrates"
    PDF
    7/3
    Ms. Amber Douglas
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Dissertation Abstract"
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    1/18
    Mr. Mike Gardner
    Micropower Global
    "Start-Up Company: Power Practical"
    N/A
    1/25
    Edmee Files
    Energy Rubber Group
    "On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!" & "To Hell and Back" 
    PDF
    2/1
    Dr. Yuntao Li
    Texas A&M University
    "Innovations in High Temperature Thermoset Resins and Their Commercial Status"
    PDF
    2/8
    Mr. Michael Stevens
    Ashland Performance Materials
    "Overview of Resins and Reinforcements used in FRP Equipment"
    PDF
    2/15
    Dr. Joseph Lichtenhan
    Hybrid Plastics Inc. 
    "The Role of the Entrepreneur Specialist Materials Supplier in Promoting Innovation" & "Unique Materials Science Attributes of POSS® Per Commercial Product Adoptions"
    PDF
    3/1
    Mr. Jim Korte
    Baker Hughes
    N/A
    PDF
    3/8
    Dr. Carlos Coe
    Xtreme Power
    "Energy Storage Overview"
    PDF
    3/22
    Dr. John Burba
    Molycorp
    N/A
    PDF
    4/5
    Dr. Luyi Sun
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Advancement in Injection Stretch Blow Molding of Polypropylene Technology and Market Development"
    PDF
    4/12
    Mr. Mark J. Lochmann
    Landmark Graphics Corporation (Halliburton)
    N/A
    PDF
    4/19
    Dr. Dale Steichen
    R&D Akzo Nobel
    N/A
    PDF
    4/26
    Mr. Jefferey Greathouse
    Sandia National Laboratories
    "Molecular Dynamics of Interfacial Water and Cations Associated with Clay Minerals"
    PDF

     

  • Date Name/Affiliation Title Abstract/Bio
    8/31
    Dr. Clois Powell
    Texas State University, MSEC
    "Resolution of Sand Compromising the Seal Preformance of Valves During Frac Operations Thorugh the Utilizatio of a Nano Urethane Composite for the Seal"
    PDF
    9/7
    Dr. Richard  Bopp
    NatureWorks LLC
    "Against all Odds,” 40+ Years of Discovery in Polymer Science:  Lessons Learned" & "Commercialization of NatureWorks® IngeoTM Polylactide: Past, Present and Future"
    PDF
    9/14
    Mr. George Steinke
    Winrock Ventures
    "Sales and Marketing Concepts"
    PDF
    9/28
    Dr. Jerry D. Fields
    J.D. Fields & Company, Inc.
    N/A PDF
    10/5
    Mr. Patrick Collins
    Hyperion Catalysis
    "Pat's Secrets of Success" & "Hyperion Catalysis & Multiwall Nanotubes"
    PDF
    10/12
    Dr. B.J. Stanbery
    Heliovolt Corporation 
    "Commercialization Forum:  Entrepreneurship on the Road from Science to Sales" & "Technical Seminar: High-Rate Processing and Advanced Emitter Structures for CIGS PV Module Manufacturing"
    PDF
    10/19
    Dr. Scott Leigh
    Huntsman Corporation 
    "How to be Successful in Industry…Does Anyone Really Know?" & "Molecular Design of Polyetheramines"
    PDF
    10/26
    Dr. Tim Fornes
    Lord Corporation 
    "The Definition of Success from an Industrial Perspective" & "Bridging Science and Product Through Understanding of (Nano)composite Structure-Property Relationships"
    PDF
    11/2
    Mr. Richard Helfrich
    Alameda Advisors 
    "Career Factors and Options" 
    N/A
    11/9 Dr. Tania Betancourt
    Texas State University, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    "Lessons Learned: Work in a Small Technology-Based Company"  PDF
    11/30
    Dr. Rusty Phillips
    BioStable Science & Engineering, Inc. 
    "Transitioning From Academic to Industrial Science: A Chronological Lessons Learned" & "Calcification/Degradation of Implantable Biomaterials-Mechanisms and Solutions: An Industrial Researcher's Perspective"  
    PDF

     

  • Date
    Name/Affiliation
    Title
    Abstract/Bio
    1/27
    Mr. George Steinke
    Winrock Ventures
    "Multiple Domain Curiosity – The Foundation for Commercial Success"
    PDF
    2/3
    Dr. Alan V. Bray
    Systems and Materials Research Corporation
    "Two SBIR Project Examples:  Self-Sealed Fasteners and Train Distance Traveled" & "Starting a Tech Based Business – Are You Sure You Want to do this?"
    PDF
    2/10
    Mr. Robert Gardner & Mr. Chad Baker
    MicroPower Global & The University of Texas
    "The Technologist's Role In Forming the Start-up Strategy" & "Model of Heat Exchangers for Waste Heat Recovery from Diesel Engine Exhaust for Thermoelectric Power Generation"
    PDF
    2/17
    Dr. Jeremy Steinshnider
    JSJ Technologies LLC
    "Challenges of starting and Maintaining and R&D Company"  & "Fuel Cell/Battery Hybrid Power Systems for Unmaned Systems"
    PDF
    2/24
    Dr. John Massingill, JR.
    Advanced Materials and Processes
    "Graduating from the Lab: Moving from the Bench to Pilot and Commercial Scale Deployment"
    PDF
    3/9
    Mr. Paul Latiolais & Dr. Miguel Jose Yacaman
    Lamar University & UT at San Antonio
    "N/A" & "What is next in High resolution Electron Microscopy in Nanotechnology?"
    PDF
    3/23
    Dr. Shannon Weigum
    Texas State University, Biology
    "Microfluidic Sensors for Diagnosing Disease at the Point-of-Care"
    PDF
    3/30
    Dr. Milburn Knudson
    Southern Clay Products
    "From Inspiration to Celebration" & "Case Study: Controlled Release Composition"
    PDF
    4/6
    Mr. Jim Ryan
    Zeon Chemicals L.P.
    "The challenges & potential solutions of commercialization of automotive materials in the last 10 years" & "Development of new Zetpol low viscocity “EP” grades"
    PDF
    4/13
    Ms. Ann Beal Salamone & Dr. Katelyn Reilly
    Rochal Industries LLP
    "Entrepreneurism as a Scientist – What is Needed to Take Your Creative Thoughts (Inventions) to a Product That is Being Bought and Used" & "Optimized design of Biomaterials"
    PDF
    4/20
    Dr. Nicole Zaharia
    Texas A&M University
    "Structured Polyelectrolyte Multilayers"
    PDF
    4/27
    Dr. Michael Rubal
    Southwest Research Institute
    N/A PDF