Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of Engineering and Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Prior to coming to Purdue he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. He also served as Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering and was the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. His textbook “Networked Life” and online course reached 250,000 students since 2012, and the popular science book “The Power of Networks” was published in 2016. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He co-founded startups in mobile, IoT and big data areas, and co-founded the global nonprofit Open Fog Consortium.
Mark Lundstrom, the Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Lundstrom is internationally known for pioneering contributions to nanoscale electronic devices. He has been recognized by the IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award and the Semiconductor Industry Association’s University researcher Award. His definitive textbook, Fundamentals of Carrier Transport, was recognized by the ASEE Frederick E. Terman Award. He received the IEEE Leon K. Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching Award and the Semiconductor Research Association’s Aristotle Award. He founded the nanoHub at Purdue. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and received the Morrill Award from Purdue, the highest distinction to a Purdue faculty, for his impact across all three missions of our land grant institution.
Weinong Chen, Reilly Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics/Professor of Materials Engineering/Associate Dean for Research and Innovation.
Yung-Hsiang Lu, Director, John Martinson Entrepreneurship Center. He was a member of Purdue Foundry’s Faculty Entrepreneurship Learning Academy and was a principal investigator of an NSF I-Corps grant. Students on Lu’s research team have won multiple awards in business plan competitions, and former students started two technology companies and secured more than $1.3M in three SBIR grants. Dr. Lu is a professor of electrical and computer engineering. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist.
Nathalie Duval-Couetil, Professor of Department of Technology, Leadership and Innovation; Director, Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program; Associate Director, Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
Brooke L. Beier, Vice President, Office of Technology Commercialization. Beier oversees the Office of Technology Commercialization whose mission is to translate Purdue innovations out of the lab and into society. Beier works closely with partners from industry to identify Purdue technologies for licensing opportunities and also with entrepreneurs to support technology venture creation.
Wade Lange, Vice President of Purdue Research Foundation and chief entrepreneurial officer.
Matthew Lynall, Clinical Professor, Director Purdue and Midwest NSF I-Corps, Director Deliberate Innovation for Faculty of Krannert School of Management
Arnold Chen, Managing Director of Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship. Arnold’s expertise includes start-up companies (semiconductor hardware), culture, team building, manufacturing, and operations. Prior to joining Burton D Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Arnold spent the last 17 years at the Silicon Valley, working at 3 different start-ups, one of which was acquired and one went IPO.
Michael Ladisch, Distinguished Professor Agricultural & Biological Engineering. He is active in translating discoveries from the laboratory to commercialization through start-ups and licensing. Together with Professor Nathalie Duval-Couetil, he has developed a new graduate course at Purdue University that teaches the entrepreneurial process to students from a range of different disciplines.
Bill Arnold, Managing Director, Purdue Foundry
Stephen Sposato, Director, Purdue Engineering- Silicon Valley Initiative
Steve VonderHaar, Silicon Valley Boilermaker Innovation Group
Alfonso J Cantu, Research Assistant at the John Martinson Entrepreneurial Center
Timothy Hein, Research Assistant at the John Martinson Entrepreneurial Center