Mike Paulus leads the Partnerships Office, which includes Strategic Partnerships, Technology Transfer, Innovation Crossroads, and several support functions. He led the ORNL Technology Transfer Office from 2009 to 2023. 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.
Trademarks and Patents
“Microluminometer chip and method to measure bioluminescence,” ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, GS Saylor, BM Applegate, SA Ripp. 7,371,538.
“Anatomic and functional imaging of tagged molecules in animals,” AG Weisenberger, S Majewski, MJ Paulus, SS Gleason. 7,209,579.
“Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit devices and methods for detecting ammonia,” ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, GS Sayler, BM Applegate, SA Ripp. 7,208,286
.“Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit devices and methods for detecting estrogen,” ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, GS Sayler, BM Applegate, SA Ripp. 7,090,992.
“Individually addressable cathodes with integrated focusing stack or detectors,” CE Thomas, LR Baylor, E Voelkl, ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, D Lowndes, J Whealton, JC Whitson, JB Wilgen. 6,917,0430.
"Bioluminescent bioreporter integrated circuit detection methods,” ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, GS Sayler, BM Applegatae, SA Ripp. 6,905,834.
“Measurement Of Wood/Plant Cell Or Composite Material Attributes With Computer Assisted Tomography,” DC West, MJ Paulus, GA Tuskan, R Wimmer. 6,748,045.
“Electrostatically focused addressable field emission array chips (AFEA's) for high-speed massively parallel maskless digital E-beam direct write lithography and scanning electron microscopy,” CE Thomas; LR Baylor, E Voelkl, ML Simpson, MJ Paulus, DH Lowndes, JH Whealton, JC Whitson, JB Wilgen. 6,498,349.
“Ultra-high resolution computed tomography imaging,” MJ Paulus, H Sari-Sarraf, KW Tobin, SS Gleason, CE Thomas, Jr. 6,421,409.
“Simultaneous CT and SPECT tomography using CZT detectors,” MJ Paulus; H Sari-Sarraf; ML Simpson, and CL Britton, Jr. 6,399,951.
“Automatic detection of bone fragments in poultry using multi-energy x-rays,” Shaun S. Gleason, Michael J. Paulus, and James A. Mullens. 6,370,223.
“Bioluminescent Bioreporter Integrated Circuit,” M. L. Simpson, G. S. Sayler, and M. J. Paulus, 6,117,643.
“Apparatus and method for digital delays without dead time,” Michael J. Paulus and John T. Mihalczo. 6,037,817.
“Virtual mask digital electron beam lithography,” LR Baylor, CE Thomas, E Voelkl, JA Moore, ML Simpson, and MJ Paulus. 5,892,231.