Kenneth Preston, Associate Vice President of Research and Director of Technology Transfer, leads licensing of selected technologies after patenting

Wayne Watkins, Associate Vice President of Research, coordinates University of Akron Research Foundation outreach efforts and startup strategies

Susan Dollinger, Marketing Director and Project Manager, tracks UA’s patent portfolio, markets licensable technologies and facilitates industry collaboration

Mary Ellen Hinkle, Director of Accounting for University of Akron Research Foundation, facilitates financing and disbursement of licensing income and some sponsored research

Elyse Ball, Assistant Counsel & Project Manager, UARF, assists in licensing and sponsored research agreements, coordinates UA's I-Corps Sites program

Daniel Hampu, Project Manager, UARF, assists faculty in exploring technology commercialization pathways and helps UA startups

Mehraj Parveen, Administrative Assistant

Kelly A. Bialek, Coordinator of Technology Transfer & IP Management, coordinates UA intellectual property filings

University of Akron Research Foundation Senior Fellows

Barry Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, interfaces with industry

Gordon Schorr, Senior Fellow, interfaces with industry

Max Lewis, Project Executive, interfaces with industry

John Myers, Executive-in-Residence, assists entrepreneurs and interfaces with industry

Robert Algera, Business Development Fellow, writes grants for UARF

Wil Hemker, Project Executive, assists with commercialization of UA chemistry technology

Deborah Graef, Administrative Assistant