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Operating Committee

The Operating Committee manages the day-to-day operations of the NTI, encompassing the following areas.

  • Knowledge of nanotechnology
  • Expertise in new nanotechnology and company development
  • Workforce development
  • Individual accomplishment and credibility in research and development for nanotechnology and nano-biotechnology

Operating Oversight Committee Members

Anthony P. Green, Ph.D.
Ben Franklin Director, NTI
Vice President of Technology Commercialization: Life Sciences, BFTP/SEP
anthony@sep.benfranklin.org
(215) 972-6700 x3713

Karen I. Winey, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, NTI
Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
winey@seas.upenn.edu
(215) 898-0593

Michele S. Marcolongo, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, NTI
Senior Associate Vice Provost for Translational Research
Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, Drexel University
marcolms@drexel.edu
(215) 895-2329

Erli Chen, Ph.D.
Director, Nanotechnology Commercialization Group, NTI
Director of Nanotechnology Licensing, Center for Technology Transfer, University of Pennsylvania
chener@ctt.upenn.edu
(215) 898-9272

The Promise of Nanotechnology

“The use of nanotechnology in consumer products and industrial applications is growing rapidly, with the products listed in the inventory showing just the tip of the iceberg.  How consumers respond to these early products — in food, electronics, health care, clothing and cars — will be a litmus test for broader market acceptance of nanotechnologies in the future.”

–Andrew D. Maynard
Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

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