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Partnering with Industry

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

Location: Virtual Event

The Office of Research Development hosted an expert panel of researchers who have developed and maintained thriving working relationships with industry partners. Both industry and academia stand to benefit from long-term cooperation. Companies will gain greater access to cutting-edge research and scientific talent at a time when corporate R&D budgets are increasingly under pressure. Universities will gain access to financial support and partners in research at a time when government funding is shrinking. Most importantly, society will benefit from a stream of previously unimaginable advances — in life sciences, biomedical engineering, communications, environmental sciences, artificial intelligence, and more — that will vastly improve everyone’s life.

Meet our Panelists


Michael SteurerProfessor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Hengli TangProfessor of Biological Science


Changchun (Chad) Zeng, Ph.D.

Changchun ZengProfessor of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering & Director of Graduate Studies


Please contact Evangeline Ciupek.