Dr. Dipanjan “DJ” Nag has joined Ohio State as associate vice president of technology commercialization; in this role he will work with researchers across the university to translate academic discoveries into commercial products. Nag is part of the Corporate Engagement Office, the university arm that facilitates technology commercialization, corporate engagement, and economic development.
Dr. Nag has been a leader in technology transfer for both universities and in the private sector. His experience includes leadership roles at Rutgers University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), as well as a board member and vice president at the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM). He has worked to build innovation ecosystems and on patent licensing in Japan, Korea, Brazil, Chile, Turkey, Poland, India and many other economies and frequently invited as a speaker
Before joining Ohio State, Dr. Nag was the CEO of Prediqtus, LLC, an innovation strategy and advisory company that uses next-gen predictive analytics for identification and licensing valuable patents and launched a number of medical device companies. He was a director at Ocean Tomo, vice president at ICAP Ocean Tomo and served as the director of operations at UNL.
In 2005 he received the prestigious Howard Bremer Scholarship in technology transfer. He has a PhD, MBA and MS from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical engineering from Jadavpur University, India.
Dr. Nag officially began at the university on August 1st.