Vincent Magnotta is Manager of Research Program Development and Director of the Energy Liaison Program in Lehigh University’s Energy Research Center. Vince assumed his position in the Energy Research Center (ERC) in October 2010. In his current role, Vince is responsible for developing technology partnerships globally with the energy industries, the government and other academic institutions. Key partnerships include sponsored research and the Energy Liaison Program (ELP). Technology commercialization efforts include licensing and commercial demonstration of Center technology. Vince is currently focused on increasing partnerships with the coal-fired power generation industry with a growing interest in the natural gas–fired power generation sector.
He joined the ERC with over thirty years of industrial experience. His most recent industrial role was Manager, Corporate Technology Transfer at Air Products and Chemicals, where he managed external global technology partnerships and licensing. Technology partnerships developed include academia, corporations, and technical institutes. Key partnerships included sponsored research, licensing and joint developments.
Vince’s experience is broad, spanning assignments in R&D, product management, commercial development, and technology management. He developed five licensed process technologies, four of which are commercially applied in over 30 installations worldwide. Application areas of focus were forest products process technology, advanced materials, and electronic materials. He is coinventor of 21 U.S. patents, and has published 75 journal articles and national conference presentations. His industrial experience has been approximately split evenly between R&D and technology management/technology transfer.
Some of his key awards include the AIChE National Chemical Engineering Practice Award (1998), Chemical Engineering’s Kirkpatrick Award (1995-1997), AIChE Fellow (2000), and the AIChE National Forest Products Division Award (2000).
Vincent graduated with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1974, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware in 1976, and an M.B.A. from Lehigh University in 1988 (emphasis in technology management).