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Our Team

Drexel Applied Innovation consists of three teams Intellectual Property & Agreements, Industry Engagement and Entrepreneurial Development. Drexel Applied Innovation’s mission is to expand the impact of Drexel research through technology transfer. The Vice Provost for Innovation works closely with Drexel’s senior leadership to design and implement the University’s future innovation ecosystem.

Leadership


Shintaro Kaido

Shintaro Kaido

Vice Provost for Innovation & Executive Director, Drexel Applied Innovation
shintaro.kaido@drexel.edu

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Robert McGrath, PhD

Sr. Associate Vice Provost for IP & Agreements (Intellectual Property & Agreements lead)
robert.b.mcgrath@drexel.edu

Sue Rhoades

Sue Rhoades

Innovation Portfolio Manager (Industry Engagement lead)
sue.rhoades@drexel.edu

Troy Wilford

Troy Wilford

Assistant Vice Provost for Entrepreneurial Development (Entrepreneurial Development Lead)
troy.wilford@drexel.edu

Staff


Mohammad Balapour

Mohammad Balapour, PhD

Entrepreneur in Residence Co-founder & CEO, SusMax
mb3746@drexel.edu

Tanvi Muni

Tanvi Muni, PhD

Licensing Manager
tanvi.muni@drexel.edu

Elizabeth Poppert

Elizabeth N. Poppert, PhD

Licensing Manager
lizpoppert@drexel.edu

Ravi Raghani

Ravi Raghani, PhD

Licensing Manager
ravi.michael.raghani@drexel.edu

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Lillie Rukenstein

Entrepreneurial Development Program Manager
lr855@drexel.edu

Theresa Torres

Theresa Torres

Finance Analyst
tcanamucio@drexel.edu