When the University of Arkansas reorganized its technology offices in the fall of 2012, there was a specific goal in mind — become more customer friendly to both businesses and faculty inventors.
Jeff Amerine, previously a technology licensing officer, was elevated to director when the reshuffle was announced, and was very successful in meeting that goal, which helped increase instances of UA research being commercialized.
“Jeff brought a can-do attitude,” said Jim Rankin, the UA’s vice provost for research and economic development. “The attitude was, ‘Let’s make some deals and get some patents out and get some commercialization going.’ Jeff and his team did a great job.”
That’s why Rankin, I’m sure, hates to see Amerine... [ MORE ]