Brian is the TomKat Center’s executive director of innovation transfer. In this position, he assists in the commercialization of energy-related technology inventions and innovations resulting from research at Stanford. Brian has held senior technology management positions in startups and established companies. He has focused on business and technology strategies, and managed the development and commercialization of new products for renewable energy and consumer electronics. Brian has co-founded three startups, has advised numerous others and participated in a successful initial public stock offering. He has written more than 25 peer-reviewed publications and submitted 14 granted and pending patents. Brian earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University.