Office of Technology Licensing UAF

Fellowship Description

At OTL, we help connect industry partners, investors, and entrepreneurs with Princeton's cutting-edge technologies and researchers to bring innovative solutions to real world problems. The Office of Technology Licensing is seeking a University Administrative Fellow for the fall of the 2020 academic year. The UAF will be exposed to and take an active role in the technology transfer process by assisting in the analysis and marketing of Princeton technologies. 

UAF Mentor

Tony Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Office of Technology Licensing
University Administrative Fellowship Mentor

For six years, I have served as the New Ventures Associate at Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing, where I am responsible for supporting Princeton researchers in all aspects of the development of startup companies to move their research innovations out of the lab and into the marketplace. As of May 2022, I am Associate Director of the office. Prior to starting at Princeton in February 2016, I worked as first an analyst, and then an associate on the Technology Ventures team at Imperial Innovations, at that time one of the UK’s leading investors in academic research-based startups, and also the technology transfer office of Imperial College London. 

Current & Former OTL Fellows

Kerem Oktar
University Administrative Fellow
"I was not expecting the UAF experience to allow me to establish such genuine contact with a professional in a field that I’m extremely interested in. I’m glad that such an opportunity was made available to me."
Wenxuan Zhang, GS, CBE
University Administrative Fellow

Wenxuan Zhang is a Ph.D. student in Chemical and Biological Engineering, and a University Administrative Fellow in the Office of Tech Licensing.

Jake Herb *17, CHE
Principal Scientist, Materials and Energy Technology Group, Physical Sciences, Inc.
University Administrative Fellow Alum

"During my time in the program, I was able to meet with professors that I would not have normally interacted with and learn about their research. In addition, I took part in conversations with external companies that were interested in licensing Princeton IP. The UAF experience broadened the scope of career paths that I thought were possible with a PhD and provided me with valuable experience in getting to know all of the moving parts by which outside organizations can utilize the cutting-edge research generated within Princeton’s vibrant research community."

Sarah Johnson *15, CHE
University Administrative Fellow Alumni/ae

Sarah Johnson earned a PhD in Chemistry in 2015, and was a University Administrative Fellow in the Office of Technology Licensing. She is currently Senior Manager, Business Development at Aro Biotherapeutic. 

Isla Xi Han, GS, ARC
University Administrative Fellow
Social Impact Fellow

"The University Administrative Fellowship offers Ph.D. students like me a path to grow both academically and professionally through mentorship and project-based experiences."

Michael Smith, GS, CHM
Ph.D. Student, Department of Chemistry
University Administrative Fellow, Office of Technology Licensing

"Several colleagues of mine have participated in UAF programs and have had only positive experiences. Connecting with the UAF program has been seamless and inviting. The program clearly prioritizes student engagement and professional development."