Clara Asmail – Senior Program Analyst

Clara Asmail serves as Senior Program Analyst coordinating among the DOE programs and Labs to develop policies and practices that optimize commercialization and impacts of DOE capabilities, facilities and technologies. Previously, Clara led the Technology Acceleration program at the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership by building mechanisms to support MEP Centers on technology-based engagements with 30,000+ manufacturers annually.

Prior to 2010, she directed the NIST SBIR Program and at the NIST Technology Partnerships Office she conducted commercial assessments on invention disclosures and negotiated CRADAs and licenses. The first dozen years of her career were as Principal Investigator on angularly-resolved light scatter from surfaces. She published 20+ papers and co-invented a method to resolve light scattered from particulate/microroughness/subsurface defect sources. That patent license earns the historical highest royalty revenue to NIST.

Jessica Cox – Energetics Technology Center

Ms. Jessica Cox is a Chemist for the Chemical Security Analysis Center, established under the Department of Homeland Security. This Center provides a scientific basis for the awareness of chemical threats and the assessment of risk to the American public due to chemical hazards. Ms. Cox serves as the program manager for the biennial Chemical Terrorism Risk Assessment that provides a comprehensive end-to-end assessment of the chemical risk to the nation. She is also the CSAC lead for the CTRA food and medical mitigation efforts.

Mrs. Cox earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry with a minor in Sociology with a Criminal Justice emphasis from Mount Saint Mary’s College and has completed work towards a Masters Degree in Forensic Toxicology. Her past work experience includes forensic, radiological, chemical and biological surety method development, analysis and research. She resides in Port Deposit, MD with her husband and her two daughters.

Barry M. Datlof – Director, Medical Technology Transfer

Mr. Datlof is the Director, Medical Technology Transfer at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He has commercialized biomedical and IT technologies in the university, nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors. He owns Pregmama, a female fertility company developing therapies for women over 35. He teaches biotech marketing at the Johns Hopkins graduate program in biotechnology and at the NIH FAES graduate school. Currently he serves on the board of directors for BioMetrx, a cancer theranostics company, and AlphaGenics, a wellness genetics company. Mr. Datlof was COO of an immune tolerance company and VP Business Development of a pathogen diagnostics company. He also invented the first XML-based worldwide search engine for licensable technologies, BirchBob. He previously was Director of Patents and Licensing at the American Red Cross and founded the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Office of Technology Transfer.

His education includes a bachelors in biology from Swarthmore College and a masters in business administration from the University of Chicago. He presents on many patent and licensing topics, including technology transfer espionage, biotech branding, knowledge management solutions for startups and tech transfer offices, software commercialization, government trademark licensing, technology transfer ethics, and FDA Tropical Disease Vouchers.

John Dement – NSWC Crane

John Dement is the Chairman of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC) and has been a part of the Executive board since 2008. From 2007 to 2014, he was Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC Crane) Technology Transfer (T2) director where he negotiated over 140 licenses and collaborative partnership agreements. He then was loaned to the State of Indiana under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) in 2015 and 2016 to help establish a statewide technology transfer (T2) and commercialization model and capability leveraging of federally funded innovations and assets. Today he continues in advancing his lab’s engagement in the innovation ecosystem inside and outside of NSWC Crane. His career at NSWC Crane includes the following highlights: Systems Engineer in the Program Office; Washington, D.C., Science Advisor to the Pacific Fleet’s Maintenance Officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; and managed the lab’s SBIR and other technology-oriented alternative funding programs. Prior to the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer on the F-15E for McDonnell Douglas.

Patrice D. Collins, Ph.D.

Dr. Patrice Collins has the distinct recognition as being the first African American woman graduate from Delaware State University’s Applied Mathematics and Theatrical Physics Program. Researching numerical approximation to ordinary and partial differential equations, her expertise has led developments in; finite elements, numerical and analytical methods in solid mechanics and optical science, and finite difference methods. She has served as an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of Research for the Mathematical Sciences Center of Excellence at the United States Military Academy (USMA) in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Dr. Collins has been recognized for her work in outreach and academics. She has been the recipient of the NSBE Janice A. Lumpkin Educator of the year award, Minority Access National Role Model Award, and AMP Excellence Award in Engineering and Science Education. Additionally, she has published and presented widely in areas of optics and numerical analysis.

Today, Dr. Collins serves as an Outreach Special Programs Coordinator for the Army Research Laboratory; through which she continues in her mission to serve her national community through her outreach efforts. She manages many outreach programs that empower and inspire students from middle school to college; encouraging students to explore the infinite possibilities through STEM education.

Fizie Haleem – Senior Business Analyst, Energetics Technology Center

Fizie Haleem has more than 30+ years of experience in economic development, program management, strategic planning, business development, event planning and management, marketing, committee development and recruitment, inter-governmental relations, and business attraction and outreach. She created and launched numerous programs in Montgomery County in the areas of technology transfer marketing, small business coaching and development, and women-owned business growth. She retired from Montgomery County Department of Economic Development in 2016 and is currently working with the Energetics Technology Center in Silver Spring, MD in technology commercialization and as a federal laboratory liaison, along with running her consulting business Tech Transfer Connection, LLC. Fizie earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland in Government and Politics in 1981.