S. Michael Camp, PhD
Dr. S. Michael Camp is an entrepreneur, innovator, educator, and senior business analyst with more than twenty years of experience in architecting innovative models for the rapid monetization and commercialization of technology, including the design and launch of new ventures. Michael is the founder and executive director of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.
Nikki K. Modlich
Nikki has over a decade of experience in managing entrepreneurial educational programs affiliated with both independent and university startups with an emphasis on technology commercialization. Strengths include strategic planning, process improvement, marketing, program implementation and logistics, and delivering high-level communications; serving as liaison between academic, industry, and community stakeholders.
Xu Zhang, PhD
Dr. Zhang has been a Research Assistant in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University since October 2010. His research focuses on interdisciplinary studies by applying micro/nano engineering principles in biomedical and clinical applications for improving human health. He has earned a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University. He also has a M.S. degree in Biophysics and a B.S. degree in Applied Physics. Dr. Zhang has served as the entrepreneurial lead (EL) of a NSF I-Corps team in 2014 where he was responsible for designing commercialization strategies for a microdevice product and investigating the commercial landscape surrounding the technical innovation. He also helped the team to maintain product/market fit throughout the entire life cycle of the product, from R&D to post-sale service.
2016 Instructional Team – L to R in photo: Barrett Thomas, Dan Kellogg, Bill Nemeth, Rob Perry, Eric Wagner, Mike Triplett, Dan Rose, Xu Zhang, and Michael Camp