Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization

We advance the university’s research to impact lives by translating Ohio State innovations into business opportunities in the global marketplace. The technology commercialization team is the first resource for inventors at the university. We engage with faculty and staff to help evaluate, protect and ultimately find the right market for intellectual property—through licensing or creating a startup company. 

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Sr. Associate Vice President, Technology Commercialization

Kevin Taylor


Executive Assistant to Kevin Taylor

Cameron Groff


Associate Director of Licensing
Arts and Sciences | Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Jay Dahlman, PhD, CLP


Director, Intellectual Property and Contracts

David Mess, MS, JD, CLP


Senior Intellectual Property and Grant Compliance Officer

John Cocumelli, JD


Senior Licensing Officer

Ryan Zinn


Business Operations Consultant

Aditi Bhatiya


Senior Analyst
Operational Excellence

Chad Bahan


Licensing Officer

Erika Csatary


Executive Director, Licensing

Don Taylor


Business Operations, Senior Analyst

Jacob Decot


Senior Licensing Officer
AI | ML | Digital Health

Andrew Hampton


Associate Director of Licensing
Health Sciences

Panya Taysavang


Senior Licensing Officer

Chris Willson


Senior Licensing Officer
Health Sciences

Adam Schworer


Associate Director of Licensing (Engineering)

Mandana Ashouri


Licensing Officer

Ryan Lawson


Director, Commercialization Education

Tanya Mathew


Commercial Translational Architect

Joe Sharick


News & Events

  • January inventor spotlight: Matilde DArpino, PhD

    January 19, 2023

    Matilde D’Arpino is currently working with Ohio State’s Technology Commercialization Office to commercialize her battery design tool technology. Learn more about ...

  • Ohio State and Nationwide announce AgTech Innovation Hub

    September 20, 2022

    Nationwide to provide $2 million in funding to new collaboration designed to tackle climate change challenges

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