Dr. Rosibel Ochoa is the Associate Vice Chancellor Technology Partnerships at the University of California, Riverside. The Office of Technology Partnerships accelerates economic development by transferring UC Riverside research from the lab to private sector, facilitating academic-industry collaborations, an encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout our region. The team comprises, Technology Commercialization, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Industry Sponsored Research, and our Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center (EPIC).
She previously provided leadership to UCSD’s von Liebig Center, a unique proof-of-concept program that helps accelerate the transfer of faculty innovations into the private sector and provides entrepreneurial education to graduate students in science and engineering. She is the founder of TekDome LLC, a consulting company that provided expert advice on strategies for intellectual property development, commercialization and licensing support. Rosibel also served as a commercialization consultant to the Research Triangle Institute, the Georgia Institute of Technology and several university startup companies. Previously, Rosibel served as Associate Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and Manager of the Industry Contracts Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Working with Georgia Tech’s Venture Lab, she managed proof of concept grants to faculty interested in commercialization of clean technologies. Before joining Georgia Tech, Rosibel worked at Motorola’s Energy Systems Group (ESG) and at MeadWestvaco as a research engineer, developing materials for advanced lithium polymer battery technology and carbon-based super capacitors. As part of the business strategy team at Motorola, she helped identify and evaluate new business opportunities in emerging energy technologies such as fuel cells, Bluetooth and battery chargers. Rosibel received a PhD and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville. She is the inventor of two issued patents and the author of more than 18 scientific publications.
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