NASA's Technology Transfer & Commercialization Network

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Technology Transfer


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The NASA system of technology transfer and commercialization personnel and facilities extends from coast to coast. For activities described below, contact the appropriate technology transfer personnel at the addresses listed. To discuss publication of your own spinoff story, contact the Manager, Technology Transfer Office, Center for AeroSpace Information, 800 Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090.

▲ Field Center Technology Utilization Officers: manage center participation in regional technology transfer activities.

▼ National Technology Transfer Center: national information, referral and commercialization service for NASA and other government laboratories.

■ Regional Technology Transfer Centers: information, technical and commercialization services.

● The Computer Software Management and Information Center (COSMIC): offers government-developed computer programs adaptable to secondary use.

★ Application Team: assists agencies and private institutions in applying aerospace technology to solution of public problems.


Ames Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Moffett Field, California 94035
Director, Office of Commercial Technology:
Syed Z. Shariq, Ph.D
Phone: (415) 604-0753

Goddard Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Technology Transfer Officer:
George Alcorn, Ph.D.
Phone: (301) 286-5810

Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Houston, Texas 77058
Director, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office:
Henry Davis
Phone: (713) 483-0474

John F. Kennedy Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Kennedy Space Center, Florida 32899
Technology Utilization Officer:
James A. Aliberti
Phone: (407) 867-3017

Langley Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, Virginia 23681-0001
Director, Technology Applications Group:
Joseph S. Heyman, Ph.D.
Phone: (804) 864-6005

Lewis Research Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44135
Chief, Commercial Technology Office:
Ann Heyward
Phone: (216) 433-3484

George C. Marshall Space Flight Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama 35812 Technology Transfer Officer:
Harry G. Craft, Jr.
Phone: (205) 544-5418

Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
Technology Transfer Office Manager:
Merle McKenzie
Phone: (818) 354-2577

NASA Management Office-JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, California 91109
Technology Commercialization Officer:
Arif Husain
Phone: (818) 354-4862

John C. Stennis Space Center
Mississippi 39529
Technology Transfer Officer:
Kirk Sharp
Phone: (601) 688-1914

Dryden Flight Research Facility
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Post Office Box 273
Edwards, California 93523-0273
Chief, Technology and Commercialization Office:
Lee Duke
Phone: (805) 258-3802


1-800-472-6785 You will be connected to the RTTC in your geographical region.

Technology Transfer Center
University of Southern California
3716 South Hope Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, California 90007
Carolyn Suckow, Acting Director
Phone: (213) 743-2955
(800) 642-2872 (toll-free US)

Center for Technology Commercialization
1400 Computer Drive
Westborough, Massachusetts 01581
William Gasko, Ph.D., director
Phone: (508) 870-0042

Great Lakes Industrial Technology Center
25000 Great Northern Corp. Ctr., Suite 260 Cleveland, Ohio 44070-5331
Christopher Coburn, director
Phone: (216) 734-0094

Southern Technology Application Center
University of Florida
College of Engineering
Box 24
One Progress Boulevard
Alachua, Florida 32615-9987
J. Ronald Thornton, director
Phone: (904) 462-3913

Texas Engineering Extension Service
Texas A&M University System
301 Tarrow Street
College Station, Texas 77843
Gary Sera, director
Phone: (409) 845-8762

University of Pittsburgh

823 William Pitt Union
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260
Lani Hummel, director
Phone: (412) 648-7000
(800) 257-2725 (toll-free US)


382 E. Broad Street
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602
Tim Peacock, director
Phone: (706) 542-3265


Research Triangle Institute
Post Office Box 12194
Research Triangle Park,
North Carolina 27709
Doris Rouse, Ph.D., director
Phone: (919) 541-6980


Wheeling Jesuit College
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Ismail Akbay, executive director
Phone: (304) 243-2455
(800) 678-6882


Technology Transfer Office
800 Elkridge Landing Road
Linthicum Heights, Maryland 21090
Walter Heiland, manager
Phone: (301) 621-0241

Spinoff Team

Project Manager:
Walter Heiland

Senior Technical Information Specialist:
Jennifer Munro

Technical Information Associate:
Mindy Murdza

Graphic Services:
Steve Chambers Creative Services

Kevin Wilson


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