Our Director, Reddy Venumbaka
Dr. Venumbaka was named Director, Commercialization Services in 2010 to manage and facilitate industrial activities, to promote applied research and establish formal working relations with industry partners, to protect University intellectual property, and to transform technology into successful enterprises. His responsibilities include coordination of existing industrial activities, working with faculty and staff to file invention disclosures and to determine commercial potential; marketing intellectual property and manage intellectual property protection process; ensure compliance with policies and procedures relative to industrial research; drafting and reviewing industry agreements to stimulate the development and commercialization of advanced technologies,
In his previous positions as Director of the Institute for Environmental and Industrial Science (IEIS) and the Director of Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) at Texas State, he was accountable for directing and administering the pre-and post-award activities for a multi-disciplinary institute (IEIS) and commercialization of the Intellectual Property in OTC. His position as Director of IEIS involved collaboration with faculty, staff and administrators on the Texas State campus as well as with other universities, private industries and funding sources.
During the last thirteen years, Dr. Venumbaka has worked closely with the Chief Research Officer in the industry-sponsored research grants and contracts, commercialization of intellectual property, business development and corporate relations.
Dr. Venumbaka has more than twenty years of experience in the synthesis of new monomers and high performance polymers with an earned reputation in defining requirements for customers, proposing solutions, executing programs, and delivering results. The polymers include Polyurethane, acrylic emulsions, acrylonitrile, Neoprene and Nitrile rubber based adhesive which is used in the leather industry. He monitored both individual and multiple (two or more organizations) investigations in research & development, test & evaluation.