Jack Pevenstein, Ph.D.
Dr. Pevenstein is a senior engineer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)’s Office of Technology Partnerships where he is currently the Technology Transfer Advisor to the Laboratories. Additionally, since 2000, he has been the Program Manager for the design, implementation and management of an integrated NIST-wide interactive information system for managing guest researchers and other non-NIST employees working collaboratively on campus. From 1993 through 1998, Dr. Pevenstein was a Senior General Engineer/Senior Evaluator in the NIST Office of Technology Innovation (OTI). During this time, he was outreach coordinator for the legislatively mandated joint NIST-DOE Energy-Related Inventions Program (ERIP) a public service invention evaluation service for independent inventors and small businesses offering the possibility of one-time commercialization grant funding from DOE. In this capacity, Dr. Pevenstein promoted ERIP’s evaluation services to state economic development agencies and technology development centers, state and private universities and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He interacted extensively with inventor organizations at National Innovation Workshops held six times a year throughout the country, and has worked with the Lemelson-funded National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) to promote the study of invention and innovation by undergraduate students of science and engineering.
Dr. Pevenstein holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. His graduate degrees include an M.S. in engineering management/operations research, the Degree of Engineer, and an Sc.D. in engineering management with minor in technology economics, all from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science.