Science Advisors

At Tekcapital, sourcing new discoveries and the intellectual properties associated with them is just the beginning. To help ensure that these properties contain the potential energy necessary for real product improvement, we have assembled a world-class team of science advisors to scientifically screen each technology before it is presented for our clients to consider.

Life Sciences, Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices & Nutraceuticals

Professor Chas Bountra

Translational Medicine, Genomics, Drug Discovery.
University of Oxford.

John W. Elling

Biotech Entrepreneur.
Acoustic Biosystems Inc, Mesa Tech International Inc, Acoustic Cytometry Systems, Integrated Genomics.

Professor David Gavagan

Computational Biology, Medical Imaging.
University of Oxford.

Marielle S. Gross, M.D.

Obstetrics and gynecology.
Johns Hopkins University.

Jed Johnson

Nanotechnology & Bioengineering.
Nanofiber Solutions.

Professor Robert Miller, M.D.

Oncology, radiotherapy, and national randomized controlled trials in symptom control drugs in cancer therapy.
Mayo Clinic.

Vivek Ramakrishnan

Computational Biophysics and Electrophysiology.
Business Development Manager at Intellectual Ventures and previously at Beckman Research Institute.

Samuel Thevasagayam

Pharmaceuticals, SPO Animal Health.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dan Palmer

Pharmaceuticals and Biotech.
Q Chip Limited.

Ian Cox

Pharmaceutical and Pre-clinical Advisor.
IDACO Consulting Limited.

Daniel Wettstein

Drug Discovery, Oncology, Translational Medicine.

Low Carbon Technologies

Distinguished Professor Jerry Woodall

Electric and Computer Engineering, Inventor of the red LED and recipient of the US Technology Medal from President Bush.
University of California at Davis.

Professor Joseph D Ben-Dak

Low Carbon Technologies
Founder and Chief of the UN Global Technologies Group. Senior Consultant in Sustainability
Global Climate Change and cognate issues.
Former Principal Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General (Science and Technology).

Professor Peter Edwards

Inorganic Chemistry, Photovoltaic Devices, Semiconductors.
University of Oxford

Bill Grieco

Expert in Chemicals and Materials, Clean Tech and Energy Industries.

Irina Serebrennikova

Electrochemistry, Materials and Batteries.

Deidre Strand

Batteries, Energy Storage and BioFuel Cells.
Wildcat Discovery Technologies.

John Tao

Combustion Technologies with particular expertise in gas separations, coal conversion and

Charles Brumlik

Alternative Energy, New Materials and Intellectual Property Assessment.

Andris Abele

Clean Tech Executive.
Institute for Technology Advancement, University of California and Tech Compass.


Jacob W. Maczuga

Specialist in Bio-Chemical Engineering.
Academic Enterprise Partners.

Michael Martella

Chemical Engineer.
General Manager of Anergy Limited.

Professor George R. Newkome

Chemistry & Polymer Science.
Former President & CEO, University of Akron Research Foundation.

Bob Gruetzmacher

Organic Chemistry.

Sudheer Pimputkar

Solar and Gas (Energy) Technology.

Electronics, Computing, Software & Optics

Shashanka Ashili

Optical Science, Electronics, Microfluidics, Medical Devices and Embedded Systems.
Previously at Arizona State and University of Missouri.

Professor Paul Newman

Information Engineering, Software and Robotics.
University of Oxford.

Fatih Porikli

Distinguished Research Scientist, Video Analysis.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs.

Barry Schrager

Expert in Data Security and System Software Design and Development.
Northwestern University.

Mukesh Sharma

Cloud Computing & Big Data Expert.

Dr Jannick Rolland

Optics and Biomedical Engineer.
Professor in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester.

Frank Razavi

Electrical Engineer.
Purdue Research Foundation.

Professor Gerry Musgrave

Hi-Tech Specialist.

Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Biomechanics, Energy & Mining

Fred Allen

Materials Science, Surface Chemistry, and Crystallography applied to Catalysis, Energy Storage
and Corrosion.
NEI Corporation.

Tyler Ellis

Nuclear Engineering.
Ellis Engineering. Previously at TerraPower.

Clifford M. Gross

Biomechanics and Ergonomics.
Tekcapital plc.

Professor Chang-Ho Kim

Mechanical engineering.
Korean Institute of Science and Technology.

Michael Muthig

Geological Sciences.


Stuart Falk

Pesticide and Biopesticide R&D.
Falk Agricultural Research, LLC.

Richard Cahoon

Agricultural Specialist.
BioProperty Strategy Group, Inc.

The Tekcapital Advantage

Continuous Discovery
Expert technology sourcing from 4,000+ universities & research laboratories across 160 countries

Scientific Screening of Technology Acquisition Candidates
Intellectual property filtered by our leading experts to ensure relevance and fit with your goals

University IP Mobile App
Patent search engine for quickly finding groundbreaking university IP worldwide

Objective Analysis of New Technologies
Comprehensive scientific and business review to determine the market potential of new technologies

Technology Transfer Placement Services
Providing knowledgeable and experienced technology transfer professionals for universities and corporations