Mary Albertson, CLP, RTTP
Director
MAry Albertson
    770.658.8820
Mary Albertson is responsible for directing the team that manages intellectual property created at Georgia Tech. She is an internationally recognized leader in the field of technology transfer. For most of her career, she was with Stanford University, where she culminated her 26 years there as Associate Director of Operations for the Office of Technology Licensing. In 2019, she joined PIVOT, the University of Utah's technology transfer office, where she managed all teams involved in the invention and licensing continuum and participated in the development and implementation of strategic planning. She has experience managing diverse caseloads in both life sciences and physical sciences. She has a B.S. in physiology from the University of California, Davis and is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP).  In addition, from 2016 to 2018, she was the President-Elect/President of AUTM, the international organization of university technology transfer professionals. During her presidency, she implemented their strategic plan and and represented the association regarding legislative advocacy for the profession. 
Ben DeGreen, CLP
Senior Licensing Associate
Ben DeGreen
    404-894-4739
GT Research Unit
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial & Systems Engineering
Industry Sector
  • Construction
  • Environmental
  • Manufacturing
Ben DeGreen is a senior technology licensing associate with more than 15 years of technology license experience and expertise associated with commercial and early-stage technologies in the chemical and consumer goods industries at two Fortune 300 companies. He is a Certified Licensing Professional and has additionally held positions in sales and internal auditing as well as led a cross functional team for the automation and redesign of pricing IT systems. Ben has a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 
Koffi Selom Egbeto, MS
Senior Licensing Associate
Koffi Selom Egbeto
    201.640.8915
GT Research Unit
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
Industry Sector
  • Robotics
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communications
Koffi Selom Egbeto is a senior licensing associate with experience in intellectual property, patent licensing, patent drafting, and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining the licensing group at Georgia Tech, Koffi worked as a patent analyst as well as a patent technical writer, where he drafted patent applications for Fortune 500 technology companies. He also has experience working in different technology transfer offices, where he managed a variety of technologies in electrical, mechanical, nuclear, aerospace, civil, physics, and material science engineering. Koffi holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and an M.S. in innovation and technological entrepreneurship from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Craig Bohlken, MS
Licensing Associate
Craig Bohlken
    617.501.1887
GT Research Unit
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • College of Business
  • Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Psychology
Industry Sector
  • Mechanical
  • Transportation
  • Nanotechnology
  • Energy
Craig Bohlken is responsible for technologies primarily relating to the mechanical and chemical arts that encompasses material sciences, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Craig is a registered IP-patent professional with 20 years of experience at global law firms and at Fortune 500 organizations, including General Electric, the Coca-Cola Company, Kimberly-Clark, and most recently Johnson & Johnson. He has extensive corporate licensing experience, working with universities, government-funded research organizations, and both private and publicly traded companies. He has also drafted and filed more than 100 patent applications and prosecuted more than 300 patent applications throughout his career.
Audrey Calvird, PhD
Licensing Associate
Audrey Calvird
    818.519.9123
GT Research Unit
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
Industry Sector
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
Dr. Audrey Calvird is a licensing associate primarily focused within the life sciences. Audrey has a background in scientific research in biology and molecular genetics. Prior to starting with Georgia Tech, she worked at the University of Georgia’s Innovation Gateway, UGA’s technology transfer office, where she evaluated and helped market their technologies. Audrey earned her BS in Biology from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Genetics from UGA.
Kashmira Kulkarni, PhD
Licensing Associate
Kashmira Kulkarni
    470.303.2350
GT Research Unit
  • Biological Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
Industry Sector
  • Chemicals
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Devices
  • Sensors
Dr. Kashmira Kulkarni is a technology licensing associate with research and development as well as startup experience. She has a robust academic background in the life sciences, specifically in preclinical small molecule therapeutics, precision immunotherapy, and microbiome. Kashmira holds an M.S. in microbiology and immunology and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from Wright State University. She received her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Michael Varon, JD
Licensing Associate
Michael Varon
    470.464.5126
GT Research Unit
  • College of Computing
  • College of Design
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
Industry Sector
  • Advanced Materials
  • Computing/Networks
  • Data Analytics
  • Defense & Security
  • Mechanical
Michael Varon is a technology licensing associate with expertise in intellectual property evaluation, patenting, and licensing.  He is a registered patent attorney and prior to joining the Office of Industry Engagement was a practicing patent attorney within the areas of electrical, software, and mechanical technologies. Before becoming an attorney, Michael researched fluid engineering technology and worked as a desktop support engineer.  Michael has a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech and a JD from Emory University.
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Tiffany Ross, MBA
Accounting Manager
Tiffany Ross
    404.385.3691
GT Research Unit
Industry Sector
Tiffany Ross is responsible for post-license maintenance and various accounting matters for the licensing group. Before joining the licensing group, she worked in post-award accounting for sponsored projects and has worked with the Georgia Tech Research Corp.'s accounting team for more than 15 years in a number of roles. Tiffany has a degree in computer science from Georgia Tech and an MBA from Georgia State University.
Jo Bryan
Patent Manager
Jo Bryan
    770.827.8636
GT Research Unit
Industry Sector
Jo Bryan is responsible for patent management and maintaining Georgia Tech Research Corp.'s patent database. Jo has worked in the intellectual property field since 2000, specializing in U.S. patent prosecution, U.S. trademark prosecution, and copyright law. Jo has a B.S. degree in criminal justice from the University of South Florida.