Faculty Research Forum: Innovation at Princeton

It’s an exciting time to be a faculty member at Princeton. Whether you are early in your career or an established leader, the University has programs that can unleash your enterprising spirit and help connect your research to the real world.

This session will introduce faculty at Princeton to the University’s innovation ecosystem. This expanding network of offices and programs provides support for activities that have the potential to help you further develop your research by collaborating with industry; licensing your technology; or enabling it to become the basis for a new business venture.

We will have an introduction from Professor Rodney Priestley, who is the inaugural Vice Dean for Innovation.

  • As the inaugural Vice Dean for Innovation, Rodney Priestley, professor of chemical and biological engineering, provides academic leadership for innovation and entrepreneurship, recognizing the intrinsic relationship between research and innovation at Princeton. A member of Princeton’s faculty since 2009, Priestley has published nearly 100 articles, has co-founded two startup companies based on inventions made in his laboratory at Princeton, has collaborated on research with industry and is co-inventor on five patent-pending technologies.

Forum topics:

  • Patents and other forms of IP
  • Industry research collaborations 
  • Startups and entrepreneurship initiatives
  • Licensing technologies

Presentation materials:


Zoom Virtual Event

Date and Time: October 23, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm

Where: Register for Zoom event  

Moderator:  Coleen Burrus, Director, Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations

Featured panelists:

  • Rod Priestley, Vice Dean for Innovation
  • Anne-Marie Maman, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
  • Chip Hay, Senior Associate Director, Corporate Engagement & Foundation Relations
  • Anthony Williams, New Ventures Associate, Office of Technology Licensing

Followed by discussion.