Karina Edmonds Technology Transfer Coordinator
U.S. Department of Energy
Dr. Karina Edmonds was appointed Technology Transfer Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2010 by Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu. Dr. Edmonds is responsible for working with the Department’s National Laboratories to accelerate the process of moving discoveries from the laboratory to the private sector.
Prior to DOE, she served as Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Technology Transfer. While at JPL. Her job duties included licensing technologies developed at both JPL and the California Institute of Technology to industry and start-ups, managing the JPL patent portfolio, assisting Caltech start-ups, and managing prosecution of Caltech’s patent filings. Prior to her work at JPL, she worked as Principal Investigator at Northrop Grumman for internal research and development efforts.
Dr. Edmonds received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She holds master’s and doctorate degrees in aeronautics from the Caltech and is a registered patent agent with the USPTO.
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