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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

Nanotechnology Commercialization in Pennsylvania

“Across the world, the competition to find the next great scientific advancement continues to grow… as  a competitor in the global marketplace, it is Pennsylvania’s responsibility to give our universities, companies and partners the best opportunties to be on the forefront of these advancements.”

–The Honorable Edward G. Rendell
Governor of Pennsylvania