Eugene R Cochran

Eugene R Cochran

Senior Commercialization Manager

Bio

Eugene Cochran is a Senior Commercialization Manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) where his focus is on intellectual property management and technology commercialization. In addition to holding past technical staff positions with IBM, Perkin-Elmer, GCA/Tropel, and WYKO he has over eight years experience in the design and development of optical systems. Cochran has over twenty-five years experience in the field of technology transfer and early stage venture development.

Early in his career he served as a Director within the Commercialization Group of Research Corporation Technologies (RCT). In this position Eugene was responsible for the evaluation and commercialization of inventions in several fields including medical devices, biotechnology, physics, materials, and instrumentation. He gained considerable exposure to a broad range of technologies and markets, while demonstrating considerable success in licensing patents and starting, early-stage, high tech companies.

Immediately prior to joining ORNL, Eugene served as a Senior Licensing Associate and the Sector Director for Physical Sciences at the University of Arizona Office For Technology Transfer. While in that position Eugene provided assistance to the faculty in perfecting patent rights, and helping to commercialize university based inventions and technologies. During his time at the university he also held the position of the Administrative Director, in the Center for Integrated Access Networks. As the Administrative Director he assisted in the management of an $18.5M plus budget of the NSF Engineering Research Center.

Eugene holds a PhD in Optical Sciences, as well as a strong professional background in technology commercialization. In addition, his expertise includes the evaluation, administration and management of early stage technology start-ups. His experience in this area includes setting up early-stage ventures, business valuation, administration management, writing of business and development plans, management of intellectual property, licensing, funding new ventures, and strategic planning.

Awards

Larry Dickens Technology Transfer Award 2015
FLC Award for Technology Transfer 2017 - Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass Thin Film Innovation License to Samsung
FLC Award for Technology Transfer 2018 - ORNL's Co-Development and Licensing of Large Additive Area Manufacturing Technologies
UT-Battelle Awards Night 2017 - Technology Transfer
UT-Battelle Awards Night 2018 - Technology Transfer

Publications

E. Cochran, et al., “ORNL’s Co-Development and Licensing of Large Additive Area Manufacturing Technologies,” Federal Laboratory Consortium Meeting, Philadelphia, PA (April 2018).

E. Cochran, K. Chipps, S. Pain, M. Febbraro, and W. Peters, “Commercialization of a Hand-held, Directional, Neutron Detector,” 2017 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Atlanta, GA (Oct. 2017).

E. Cochran, Partnerships Directorate Overview,” Neutron Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (Aug. 2017).

E. Cochran, “Lab Bridge – IP Bundling Project,” Battelle Commercialization Council Meeting, Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (May 2017).

E. Cochran, “Working with Partnerships Directorate,” Quantum Information Sciences Group, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (Jan. 2017).

T. Aytug, J. Simpson, E. Cochran, M. Filigenzi, Y. Lee, and D. Bera, “Superhydrophobic Transparent Glass Thin Film Innovation License to Samsung,” Federal Laboratory Consortium Meeting, Austin, TX (April 2017).

E. Cochran, “Partnering with National Laboratories,” Presented to the Petronas Corporation, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (Dec. 2016).

E. Cochran, “Introduction to the Partnerships Directorate and the Technology Transfer Process,” Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (Dec. 2016).

E. Cochran, “ChemCatBio Review and Kick-off Meeting,” Partnerships Directorate, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (Sept. 2016).

E. Cochran, “ORNL Invention Review Process,” Partnerships Office, National Energy Research Laboratory, Golden, CO (Aug. 2016).

E. Cochran, “Navigating, Intellectual Property Disclosure, Prosecution, and Commercialization Efforts,” Research Accelerator Division Spallation Neutron Source, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (Aug. 2016).

E. Cochran, “Doing Business with National Laboratories,” Presented to Tyco Corp., ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN (June 2016).

E. Cochran, A. Naskar, “Lignin-Derived High Performance Plastics for Composite Matrix Applications,” Tech Connect World Innovation Summit, Advanced Materials Section, Washington, DC (May 2016).

E. Cochran, “Overview of ORNL Technology Transfer Program and Current Invention Portfolio,” Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (May 2016).

E. Cochran, “Overview of ORNL Technology Transfer Program,” Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, CA (May 2016).

E. Cochran, “Innovation and Commercialization at Universities,” University of Tennessee Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Curent NSF/DOE ERC, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (March 11, 2016).

E. Cochran, “Overview of Oak Ridge National Laboratory,” Kiwanis Club, Tennessee Wesleyan College, Athens, TN (Jan. 2016).

E. Cochran, “The Role of Technology Transfer at Universities and National Labs,” University of Tennessee Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (Nov. 13, 2015).

E. Cochran, “Additive Manufacturing Licensing Strategy,” ORNL Partnerships, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (Oct. 2015).

E. Cochran, “Manufacturing Opportunities at ORNL,” RAMP Conference, Knoxville, TN (Oct. 2015).

E. Cochran, “Doing Business with National Laboratories,” Department of Energy Vehicle Transportation Office Meeting on Electric Vehicles, Oak Ridge National Lab MDF, Knoxville, TN (Sept. 2015).

E. Cochran, “Intellectual Property Benefits and Basics,” ORNL Electrical and Electronics Systems Research Division, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (2015).

E. Cochran, “Partnerships – Navigating Intellectual Property Disclosure, Prosecution, and Commercialization Efforts,” ORNL Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (2015).

E. Cochran, “Partnerships – Navigating Intellectual Property Disclosure, Prosecution, and Commercialization Efforts,” ORNL Electrical and Electronics Systems Research, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (2015).

E. Cochran, “Partnerships – Navigating Intellectual Property Disclosure, Prosecution, and Commercialization Efforts,” ORNL Nuclear Security and Isotope Technology Meeting, Oak Ridge National Lab, Oak Ridge, TN (2015).

E. Cochran, “Biometric Eye Model and Ray Tracing for Improved Iris Recognition,” SPARK 2015, Oak Ridge, TN (2015).

E. Cochran, “University of Arizona’s Proof of Concept Funding Process,” CLEO, San Jose (2013).

E. Cochran, “UA’s Technology Transfer Methodologies for Licensing the Optics, Photonics, and Laser Industry,” CLEO, San Jose (2012).

Leon Radziemski and Eugene Cochran, “Wireless Energy and Power Transmission Using Ultrasound” Oil and Gas Innovation Showcase, Houston, TX (2010).

E. Cochran, “Introduction to the Office of Technology Transfer,” Biomedical Engineering Department, Outreach Presentation, University of Arizona (2010).

E. Cochran, N. Peyghambarian, S. Fainman, S. Sukumar, “CIAN Management Structure,” CIAN 2st Annual NSF Site Review, La Jolla, CA (2010).

R. Norwood, J. Wissinger, E. Cochran “CIAN’s Industrial Partner and Innovation Program,” CIAN 2st Annual NSF Site Review, La Jolla, CA (2010).

E. Cochran, N. Peyghambarian, S. Fainman, CIAN NSF Annual Reports FY2009, Vol. 1 & 2, NSF Engineering Research Center – Center for Integrated Access Networks (2010).

Leon  Radziemski, Arthur Denison, Steve Bell, Floyd Dunn, and Eugene Cochran, “In-Vitro Tests of a Rapid, Stable-Temperature, Ultrasound-Based Recharging System for Implantable Batteries,” Proceedings of the 2010 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD2010, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Paper 2010-3872,  April 13-15, 2010.

E. Cochran, N. Peyghambarian, S. Fainman, CIAN NSF Annual Reports FY2008, Vol. 1 & 2, NSF Engineering Research Center – Center for Integrated Access Networks (2009).

E. Cochran, N. Peyghambarian, S. Fainman, “CIAN NSF Engineering Research Center:  Administrative Management Overview,” CIAN 1st Annual NSF Site Review, Tucson, Arizona (2009).

E. Cochran, R. Norwood, “Industrial Collaboration and Innovation,” CIAN 1st Annual NSF Site Review, Tucson, Arizona (2009).

E. Cochran, “Searching for Compelling Early Stage Investment Opportunities,” Interview for Optics Reports, www.opticsreport.com, published by BRO Research, Inc., Tucson, Arizona (2003).

E. Cochran, “Challenges in Technology Transfer,” Industrial Colloquium Series, Presented to the University of Arizona Professional Masters Degree Program in Applied Science and Business, Tucson, Arizona (2003).

E. Cochran, “Assessing Venture Opportunities,” Taiwan International Technology Fair 2002, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taipei, Taiwan (2002).

E. Cochran, “Angel and Venture Capital Investments,” Idea Funding 2002, The Fifth Annual Tucson Entrepreneur’s Finance Forum, Greater Tucson Economic Council (GTEC), Tucson, AZ (2002).

E. Cochran, "Creating Shareholder Value in New Ventures," Opto Canada, CA09-503, SPIE (2002).

E. Cochran, "Bootstraping Early Stage Photonics Ventures," Opto Southwest, SW03, SPIE (2001).

E. Cochran, “Case Study of the Venture-gap Model Applied to a Technology-based Start-up Company:  NP Photonics,” Opto Northeast and Imaging 2001, NE 06-16, SPIE (2001).

E. Cochran, “Bridging the Venture Gap,” OptoSW SPIE’s Regional Meeting on Optoelectronics, Photonics, and Imaging, SW05-08, SPIE (2000).

E. Cochran, "University Patent Licensing: A Business Approach," ASAE Annual International Meeting 1996, Paper No. 965039, ASAE, 2950 Niles Road, St. Joseph, MI 49085-9659 USA.

E. Cochran, "Photoemissive Polymers for LEDs," SPIE Technology Transfer Poster (1994).

E. Cochran, "GaN Semiconductor Devices," SPIE Technology Transfer Poster (1994).

E. Cochran, "Methodology of the World's Premier Independent Technology Transfer Company," Journal of Technology Transfer, Vol. 18, No. 3 & 4, 53-58 (1993).

E. Cochran, "Blue Semiconductor Lasers, Blue LEDs, and Multicolor LEDs," SPIE Technology Transfer Poster (1993).

E. Cochran, "Electrically Active Ceramics - RAINBOWs," SPIE Technology Transfer Poster (1993).

E. Cochran, "Limitations of Phase-Measuring Interferometry for Surface Characterization and Testing: A Review," Proc. SPIE 1776, 151-157 (1992).

E. Cochran and C. Ai, "Interferometric Birefringence Measurement," Applied Optics 31, 6702-6706 (1992).

E. Cochran, "Interferometric Radius of Curvature Measurement," Opt. Fabrication and Testing Workshop, (OSA, San Jose, CA, 1991).

E. Cochran, "The Design and Evaluation of Laser Sources with High Quality Wavefronts," Applied Optics 30, 5037-5048 (1991).

E. Cochran, "Current State-of-the Art Interferometer Systems," Electro Optics and Laser International, (Reed Exhibition Companies Ltd., Birmingham, UK, 1990).

E. Cochran, "Testing Methods for Evaluating the Quality of a General-Purpose Collimated Laser Source," Opt. Fab. and Testing Workshop, (OSA, Orlando, FL, 1989).

D. K. Cohen, E. R. Cochran, and J. D. Ayres, "Development of an Automatic Focusing Mechanism for an Interference Microscope," Proc. SPIE 1164, 128-133 (1989).

E. Cochran, "Extending the Measurement Range of an Optical Surface Profiler," Ph.D. Dissertation, Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (1988).

E. Cochran, "Guide to the Accuracy, Repeatability, and Resolution of WYKO Profilers," WYKO Application Note 88-001 (1988).

E. Cochran and K. Creath, "Combining Multiple Subaperture and Two-Wavelength Techniques to Extend the Measurement Limits of an Optical Surface Profiler," Applied Optics 27 1960-1966 (1988).

E. R. Cochran and K. Creath, "A Method for Extending the Measurement Range of a Two-Dimensional Surface Profiling Instrument," Proc. SPIE 818, 353-362 (1987).

E. Cochran and K. Creath, "Extending the Measurement Limits of an Optical Surface Profiler: Combining Subaperture and Two-Wavelength Techniques," Opt. Fab. and Testing Workshop, (OSA, Rochester, NY, 1987).

E. Cochran and J. Wyant, "Longscan Surface Profile Measurements Using a Phase Modulated Mirau Interferometer," Proc. SPIE 680, 112-117 (1986).

 

Patents

E. Cochran, D. Cohen, and J. Ayres, "Apparatus and Method for Automatically Focusing an Interference Microscope," US patent no. 4,931,630.

E. Cochran, D. Cohen, and J. Ayres, "Apparatus and Method for Automatically Focusing an Interference Microscope," US patent no. 5,122,648.

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