Who We Are

Leadership

Lynden Archer

Lynden Archer

Hub PI; Dean and Distinguished Professor of Engineering

Cornell University

Alexis Abramson

Alexis Abramson

Dean and Professor of Engineering

Dartmouth College

Ryne Raffaelle

Ryne Raffaele

Vice President for Research and Associate Provost; Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Bahgat Sammakia

Bahgat Sammakia

Vice President for Research and Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Binghamton University

Kemper Lewis

Kemper Lewis

Dean and Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University at Buffalo

Evan Facher

Evan Facher

Vice Chancellor for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

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Wendi Heinzelman

Dean of the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Rochester

Kirk Dombrowski

Kirk Dombrowski

Vice President for Research

University of Vermont (UVM)

Fred King

Fred King

Vice President for Research and Professor of Chemistry

West Virginia University (WVU)

Alexander McKelvie

Alexander McKelvie

Interim Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University

Tom Schryver

Hub Co-PI, Director, and Lead Instructor; Founding Executive Director, Center for Regional Economic Advancement (CREA)

Cornell University

Deborah Streeter

Evaluation and Curriculum Lead; Professor Emerita

Cornell University

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Cristiano Bellavitis

Research Lead; Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management

Syracuse University

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Shannon Ellis

Hub Coordinator; Regional Director of I-Corps Programs

Cornell University

Faculty Leads

Dave Putnam

David Putnam

Professor of Biomedical and Biomolecular Engineering; Associate Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Cornell University

Pramod Varshney

Pramod Varshney

Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Syracuse University

Eric Fossum

Eric Fossum

Professor of Engineering and Director, PhD Innovation Program, Associate Provost, Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (OETT)

Dartmouth College

Laura Ray

Laura Ray

Professor of Engineering Innovation and Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Development

Dartmouth College

Kanneboyina Nagaraju

Kanneboyina Nagaraju

Dean at School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Binghamton University

Blaine Pfeifer

Blaine Pfeifer

Professor

University at Buffalo

William Clark

William “Buddy” Clark

Professor

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

James Zavislan

James Zavislan

Professor, The Institute of Optics, The Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

University of Rochester

Tina Thornton

Tina Thornton

Assistant Professor

University of Vermont (UVM)

Jianli (John) Hu

Jianli (John) Hu

Chair Professor, Director of Shale Gas Center

West Virginia University (WVU)

Operations Group

Lucy Harwood

Lucy Harwood

I-Corps Program Assistant

Cornell University

Will Heptig

William Heptig

I-Corps Program Manager

Cornell University

Caitlin Schickel

Caitlin Schickel

Director of Program Operations, Center for Regional Economic Advancement

Cornell University

Jeff Fuchsberg

Jeff Fuchsberg

University/Industry Collaborative R&D at SU CASE: Syracuse University Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering

Syracuse University

Linda Dickerson Hartsock

Linda Dickerson Hartsock

Strategic Initiatives Advisor

Syracuse University

Caroline Cannon

Caroline Cannon

Faculty Advisor for The First Year Project, The Incubator, and the Diverse Entrepreneur Collaboration, Career Advisor, Leadership Coach

Dartmouth College

Richard DeMartino

Richard DeMartino

Albert J. Simone Endowed Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Anthony Testa

Anthony Testa

Director, Commercialization Training Programs, Simone Center for Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Per Stomhaug

Per Stromhaug

Associate Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development

Binghamton University

Olga Petrova

Olga Petrova

Director of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Binghamton University

Sara Goodman

Program Manager, UB Business and Entrepreneur Partnerships

University at Buffalo

John Inserra

John Inserra

National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps Program Manager, University of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

Paul Petrovich

Paul Petrovich

Assistant Director Business Development

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

Peter Allen

Peter Allen

Executive Director, Inventor Engagement and New Ventures

University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)

Heidi Mergenthaler

Heidi Mergenthaler

Senior Program Manager, Ain Center for Entrepreneurship

University of Rochester

Corine Farewell

Corine Farewell

Director of UVM Innovations

University of Vermont (UVM)

Erienne Olesh

Erienne Olesh

Executive Director of Student and Faculty Innovation

West Virginia University (WVU)

Carrie White

Carrie White

Executive Director WVU Morris L. Hayhurst LaunchLab

West Virginia University (WVU)

Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

Innovation Program Manager

West Virginia University (WVU)

Evan Vershay

Evan Vershay

Marketing and Project Coordinator

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Epiphany Munoz

Epiphany Munoz

Innovation Program Coordinator

Binghamton University

Matthew Quimby

Matthew Quimby

Technology Commercialization Assistant

Binghamton University

Teri Sciarabba

Teri Sciarabba

Program Assistant

University of Rochester

Waseya Lawton

Waseya Lawton

I-Corps Program Coordinator

University of Vermont