Raymond Orbach, under secretary for science for the US Department of Energy, last week was named technology transfer coordinator for the agency.
The announcement was made by US Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman, who also established a technology transfer policy board, chaired by Orbach, to assist in coordinating and implementing policies for DOE’s technology transfer activities. To establish a “framework for continuity and uniformity of technology transfer activities” throughout the DOE, the policy board will consist of DOE officials from relevant offices, and will meet to discuss tech-transfer activities at the DOE National Laboratories and other DOE facilities, DOE said.
North Carolina State University last week said that Billy Houghtelling has been named director of its office of technology transfer.
Houghtelling has served as interim director of the office since October 2006, and has worked at the office since 2002. He will report to John Gilligan, vice chancellor for research and graduate studies at NCSU.
Prior to joining NCSU, Houghtelling was a research scientist for Biolex, an NCSU and Pittsboro spin-out company.