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Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee


Vincent Pizziconi, Biological and Health Systems Engineering

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The Intellectual Property and Institutional Review Committee (IPIRC) is made up of faculty and staff representing the diversity of academic and research disciplines of the university.

IPIRC is charged with advising the Executive Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise on issues related to intellectual property management and reviewing conflict of interest disclosures related to research in which an investigator has disclosed significant financial interests that could affect the design, conduct, or reporting of his/her research and to recommend and implement management strategies designed to reduce, manage or eliminate perceived conflicts. The committee is responsible to the Director, Knowledge Enterprise Operations, who serves as the designated reviewer and institutional official.

  • Terry Alford, Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy
  • Zhongju (John) Zhang, Information Systems
  • Bertram Jacobs, Life Sciences and Biodesign
  • Konstantinos Tsakalis, Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • Gary Marchant, Law, Science and Innovation
  • Pamela Marshall, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Philip White, Industrial Design
  • Thomas Sugar, Polytechnic
  • Rolf Halden, Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
  • Shelby Langer, Nursing and Health Innovation
  • Eric Prosser, Engineering and Entrepreneurship

Ex officio:

  • Debra Murphy, Director, Knowledge Enterprise Operations (Institutional Official)
  • Augustine Cheng, Director, Skysong Innovations
  • Todd Glenn, Skysong Innovations