Title: Managing Director
Company: Office of Cooperative Research, Yale University
Location: Madison, Connecticut, United States
Jon Soderstrom, Ph.D., managing director at the Office of Cooperative Research at Yale University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academic administration and consulting.
Dr. Soderstrom has always been interested in scientific discovery, as his father was an inventor and engineer who worked with some of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century. Carrying that passion with him for his entire life, Dr. Soderstrom currently works to commercialize inventions and translate laboratory discoveries into commercial products. He is responsible for acquiring patents and licensing while developing partnerships with companies interested in collaborating with faculty members and creators. He initially obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Hope College in 1976 and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1980. While completing his studies, he is fortunate to have had the opportunity to work as a co-op Student at Oak Ridge National Laboratory studying and translating technology to the marketplace.
During his time at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Dr. Soderstrom is proud to have founded Aide To Distressed Families, which brings together a collection of churches in order to provide aid to families in seven different Appalachian counties. Moreover, he is credited with the creation of the royalty monetarization industry in order to sell future royalties to investors. In addition, he has found success as the director of technology commercialization for Martin Marietta Energy Systems Inc. and the director of program development for Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corp. Supplementing his professional career, he is the author of “Social Impact Assessment” and the co-author of “Impacts of Hazardous Technology: The Psycho-Social Effects of Restarting TMI-I (Suny Series in Environmental Public Policy.” For his achievements, he has been named the 87th Daily Point Of Light by former President George H. W. Bush and has been presented with accolades such as the AUTM Bayh-Dole Award, the Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award, the Elm/Ivy Award from the Community Foundation Of Greater New Haven and the Award For Excellence In Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium.
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