he was associate vice chancellor and director of technology transfer and industry research at North Carolina State University for eight years and director of the Office of Technology Transfer at Duke University for five years. Crowell has been active in the Licensing Executives Society and has been a frequent speaker and member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of University Technology Managers. Additional professional activities include numerous consulting and expert witness assignments on intellectual property and business development issues, including a current project with AAAS evaluating technology-based economic development initiatives in the state of Michigan.
Eugene B. Krentsel serves as director of the International Technology Commercialization Institute at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In his current position, he has developed and implemented numerous federally and privately sponsored technology commercialization projects; provided assistance to many faculty members from various departments across the university in building and maintaining national and international research and development (R&D) teams; guided various U.S. businesses in commercialization of technologies and scientific research developed by foreign centers of excellence; initiated and developed funding for the Series of Satellite Presentations “Commercial Applications of Russian Scientific Research;” and implemented a number of highly successful collaborative programs between University of Missouri, Columbia and several leading Russian institutions in the areas of joint research, education, and distance learning. Prior to joining the University of Missouri in 1992, he served as a vice president and director of international business for Polycom, Inc., a privately-held Moscow-based company involved in the technology transfer business.
Mark B. Myers is a visiting executive professor in the management department for 2002-2005 at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests include identifying emerging markets and technologies to enable growth in new and existing companies with special emphases on technology identification and selection, product development, and technology competencies. Myers is active in working on U.S. R&D policy through studies sponsored by the NAS. He serves on the NRC Science, Technology and Economic Policy Board and co-chaired its study of Intellectual Property in the Knowledge Based Economy. His other NRC service includes Assessment of National Institute of Standards and Technology Programs, the oversight board for the study of an Assessment of the Small Business Innovation Research Program, and the study of Innovation Models for Aerospace Technologies. Myers retired from the Xerox Corporation at the beginning of 2000, following a 36-year career in its R&D organizations. He was senior vice president in charge of corporate research, advanced development, systems architecture, and corporate engineering from