FORNL Lecture for Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - ORNL's Technology Commercialization Successes - Top Ten
Dr. Michael J. Paulus - Director of Technology Transfer Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Friends of ORNL,

The FORNL Lecture for
Tuesday, November 9, 2021, will be –


ORNL’s Technology Commercialization Successes

The Top Ten

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From high temperature alloys to biomaterials to solid state batteries, ORNL innovations have made a difference in the marketplace.  Since the 1980s, ORNL has transferred technologies to the private sector through its technology transfer office.  This talk will review ORNL’s top ten commercialization successes and look at a few recently licensed technologies with the potential for future success.

About the Speaker

Michael Joseph Paulus


Dr. Michael J.  Paulus

Director of Technology Transfer

Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Dr. Mike Paulus has led the ORNL Technology Transfer Office since 2009.  He and his team collaborate with industry leaders and laboratory scientists to translate ORNL inventions into commercially successful products.  ORNL has more than 150 active technology licenses.

Prior to joining the ORNL Technology Transfer Office, Mike served as Vice President of Product Management with Siemens Molecular Imaging, where he and his team were responsible for defining the product portfolio for this world-wide market leader in clinical PET and SPECT diagnostic imaging. He also served as co-founder and CEO of ImTek, Inc, an ORNL spin-out and market leader in laboratory animal x-ray CT imaging before its acquisition by CTI, Inc, and Siemens. He has nineteen years of experience as a research and development engineer with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, CTI, Georgia Tech and The United States Air Force, where he served as a commissioned officer. He has co-authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and conference proceedings and holds 14 patents.

Mike holds a PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a Master’s Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor’s Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee.

The meeting will be remote via Zoom!

Meeting Agenda:


11:30 a.m.
Lunch on your own at home.
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12:00 noon
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End of presentation and questions. 


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John E. Gunning

Dr. John E. Gunning

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