Michael J Paulus
Director, Technology Transfer
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.