Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
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Elmer Easton Auditorium 
Fiber Optics Materials Science Building
Busch Campus, Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08554

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Cherise Kent, Director of Corporate Engagement 
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey 

Working With Industry: 
Insights for Rutgers Early Career Faculty 

Learn more about the ins and outs of working with industry on funded research projects. Find out what happens during exploratory partnering discussions, who owns the intellectual property, when a non-disclosure agreement is signed, and much more!

Program: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • WelcomeCherise Kent, Director of Corporate Engagement, Office of Research and Economic Development (ORED)
  • Rutgers is "Open for Business" - Dr. Christopher J. Molloy, Senior Vice President, ORED
  • SESSION 1: Working Toward a Mutually-Beneficial Funded Research Engagement 

Speakers will discuss how corporate and academic partners work toward and plan for a productive and rewarding collaboration. Panelists: Matt Larkin, formerly Global Innovation Manager, BASF Corporation; Doug Hausner, Associate Director, ERC for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, School of Engineering. Moderator: Melissa Matsil, Director of Corporate Contracts, ORED

  • SESSION 2: "What I Didn't Know and What I Know Now" 
Four Rutgers PIs will reflect on what they learned over the course of a funded industry project, from exploration to deliverables. Panelists: Ray Birge, Professor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences; Lisa Denzin, Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Bozena Michniak-Kohn; Professor, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy; Mark Pierce, Associate Professor, School of Engineering. Moderator: JoAnne Williams, Vice Dean of Administration, School of Arts and Sciences
  • SESSION 3: Why Do Companies Externalize Projects? 
Learn how industry R&D leaders approve and prioritize projects and identify suitable partners. Panelists: John Anthes, Director, Thomas O. Daniel Research Incubator and Collaboration Center, Celgene; Tom Boyd, Director, Early Research - Personal Care, Colgate-Palmolive; Arturo Pizano, Manager, University Research Collaborations, Siemens; K.T. Selvy, Technical Fellow, Strategic Technology Manager, Lubrizol. Moderator: Cherise Kent, Director of Corporate Engagement, ORED 
  • Closing Remarks

Networking Reception: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM