Meet Our Team

Interim Director for Technology Transfer

Neha Malik, Ph.D.

Intellectual Property Team

Assists Rice researchers with the invention disclosure and review process. Also assists with patent prosecution and Intellectual Property (IP) Portfolio Management.

Assistant Director, Intellectual Property

Neha Malik, Ph.D.

Patent Docket &
Compliance Admin

Tamara Ross

Administrative Operations Specialist

JeQuan Smith

Intellectual Property Specialist

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Licensing Team

Negotiates license, option and inter-institutional agreements as well as markets available technologies to potential partners. For more information regarding licensing at Rice University tap the button below.

Industrial Contracts Team

Negotiates various agreements to support research at Rice including; confidentiality, materials transfer, data use, collaboration and industry-sponsored research agreements.

Assistant Director, Contracts

Matthew Patterson, Ph.D.

Industrial Contracts Specialist II

Karen Bannerman

Industrial Contracts Specialist I

Ingrid Capera, LL.M

Database Administrator

Aaron Daniels

Finance Team

Manages the office budget, license compliance, patent expenditures, and distribution of licensing revenue.

Finance Manager

Nicole Corali, MBA

Administrative Operations Specialist II

Robin Bryant

OTT T3 Program Interns


Ouyang Yu