April 29, 2010

Search begins for executive director of the ISU Research Foundation

The search is under way for the next executive director of the ISU Research Foundation (ISURF) and director of the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT).

Vice president for research and economic development Sharron Quisenberry has appointed a 14-member search committee, chaired by Engineering dean Jonathan Wickert, which began its work last week. Nominations for the next director may be sent to Wickert any time.

Nominations for the next ISURF/OIPTT director may be sent to search committee chair Jonathan Wickert any time.

Serving with Wickert on the search committee are:

  • Iver Anderson, adjunct professor of materials science and engineering and senior metallurgist in the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory
  • Eddie Boylston, technology licensing manager in ISURF/OIPTT
  • Robert Brown, director of the Bioeconomy Institute and Distinguished Professor in mechanical engineering
  • Steve Carter, director of the ISU Research Park
  • Walt Fehr, Distinguished Professor in agronomy
  • Anumantha Kanthasamy, Distinguished Professor in biomedical sciences
  • Sonja Klocker, assistant to the vice president for research and economic development
  • Lisa Lorenzen, director of the office of industry relations
  • Warren Madden, vice president for business and finance, and ISURF board treasurer
  • Surya Mallapragada, professor and chair of chemical and biological engineering
  • Nikki Pohl, professor of chemistry
  • Steve Sukup, vice president and CFO of Sukup Manufacturing Co. and ISURF board president
  • Wendy Wintersteen, dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences

ISURF executive director and OIPTT director Ken Kirkland is retiring on July 1. An interim director will be named soon to lead ISURF/OIPTT until the position is filled on a permanent basis.