Panel Session on Effective Industry-University Partnerships

Session sponsored by the Council for Chemical Research (CCR).
Monday, November 4, 2013, 12:30pm-3:00pm PST

Panel members will discuss the following topics:

  • How to find academic or industry partners and forge the relationship
  • Various types of research and consulting interactions
  • Various types of industry-funded university research centers
  • Involvement in pre-competitive research
  • How to be successful in a university-industry research partnership
  • Keys to sustaining a university-industry partnership
  • Involvement with university department Industrial Advisory Boards
  • Types of industrial funding opportunities
  • Writing a research proposal targeted towards industry
  • IP and licensing technology
  • Special university-industry educational partnership programs (e.g., the Dow Safety Program, etc.)
Shawn FeistSenior R&D Leader, The Dow Chemical Company
Joseph PowellChief Scientist, Chemical Engineering, Shell
Mark ShiflettSenior Research Associate, DuPont
Kanwal Jit SinghSenior Process R&D Technologist, Intel
Gintaras "Rex" ReklaitisBurton and Kathryn Gedge Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Purdue University
Brent ShanksMike and Jean Steffenson Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Iowa State University
John Van ZeeDepartment Head of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Alabama

Kanwal Jit Singh

Kanwal Jit Singh graduated from Cornell University with a Doctorate in physical organic chemistry where his research focus was the kinetic and mechanistic understanding of organolithium solvation and aggregation. In 2006, he joined the Components Research organization at Intel Corporation in the Advanced Etch and Cleans group.   Dr. Singh’s current research at Intel straddles the multidisciplinary fields of chemistry, materials science and fluid dynamics. He investigates and develops novel cleans formulations capable of removing lithography anti-reflective coatings, resists, sacrificial...Read more