Jennifer T Caldwell
Group Leader, Technology Commercialization
Jennifer Caldwell is Group Leader for Technology Commercialization in the Partnerships Directorate at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) which is operated and managed by UT-Battelle, LLC. She manages the Technology Commercialization Group which is responsible for intellectual property portfolio management, licensing, and technology transfer. Caldwell works closely with businesses in our community and nation-wide to bring emerging technologies from research institutions to the marketplace.
Prior to joining ORNL in 2006, Caldwell commercialized technology at Research Corporation Technology, Inc. (RCT) located in Tucson, Arizona. RCT is a technology management company that licenses technology and invests in promising early-stage biomedical companies and innovations. She managed and licensed a technology portfolio concentrating in life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Caldwell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Florida State University in 1994 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry (with emphasis in Biochemistry) from the University of Florida in 2000. Before pursuing a Ph.D., she was employed by EG&G Florida, Inc. at Kennedy Space Center as an Environmental Health Specialist.
Her desire to see science and technology benefit communities is also reflected in her work with primary and secondary school aged children. Caldwell has dedicated herself to engaging young students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities by bringing hands-on demonstrations and science experiments to public school classrooms. Her community involvement also includes Junior Achievement, PTA Science Lab, and mentoring professionals entering the field of technology commercialization.