UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Zhili Zhang

UT Professor Zhili Zhang’s Need for Speed Don’t blink, or you’ll miss it – unless you’re Zhili Zhang, Associate Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering. The University of Tennessee professor built a career around laser diagnostics and optical imaging, research that enables the visualization and study of ultrafast processes. He earned his PhD in… Read More

UTRF’s Commercialization Analyst Program Opens Doors to Diverse Careers

  What opportunity integrates science, business, law, and entrepreneurship? UTRF’s Commercialization Analyst Program. This unique program provides qualified graduate students with hands-on experience in the commercialization of intellectual property. Students work together with the UTRF licensing staff to aid in the evaluation, marketing, and licensing of innovative technologies developed across all campuses of the University… Read More

UTRF Joins SEC Collaboration to Match Entrepreneurial Talent with University Startups

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is joining technology transfer offices across all 14 SEC schools to address a common challenge: building strong startup management teams that attract the eye of early-stage investors. Together the universities are launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster (XOR) platform, which matches experienced entrepreneurial talent with university-affiliated startups in need of… Read More