Joan Wu-Singel, Senior Technology Manager, has almost 20 years of technology transfer experience at TechLink and serves as TechLink’s chief technology scout. Her expertise includes technology assessment, intellectual property management, marketing, and commercialization. She has brokered more than 70 license agreements, including co-leading the three largest up-front payment agreements in DoD history. Joan has extensive technology-based industry experience from taking R&D concepts all the way through to establishing product lines, building sales channels, and manufacturing. For a dozen years, she was a new product specialist for Raychem Corporation, a Fortune 500 materials company. She has a BS degree in chemistry from the University of California-Berkeley, and an MBA and MS degree in physical-inorganic chemistry from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the international Licensing Executives Society (LES) and was one of its first members to be designated a Certified Licensing Professional.