Author/Presenter by Alphabet: M

Malkin, Robert
Manoj, KS

Manoj K S works the Lemelson Recognition and Mentoring Program, a joint initiative of IIT-Madras and Rural Innovations Network Chennai, supported by The Lemelson Foundation. The program directly supports grassroots and students innovators in developing and commercializing innovations that address the needs of sustainable development. Towards this goal, the program supports innovators with funds required for developing the innovations, technological input for design and fabrication, prototyping, lab testing, etc., of the innovations, as well as business development support.

L-RAMP supports the development and commercialization of innovations in areas such as agriculture, dairy, water, and energy. As a project officer in L-RAMP, Manoj?s responsibilities include ensuring the implementation of student-focused activities such as the My Idea Program and Student Project Support Scheme. He is also in change of managing and coordinating the activities of four nodal institutions of L-RAMP.

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Marler, Laura

Laura Marler is a doctoral student in management at Louisiana Tech University. Laura has presented research papers at the Academy of Management and Southern Management Association meetings and has published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior and The Journal of Social Psychology. Her primary research interests include the prediction of proactive behavior, the use of biodata as a selection tool, and the role of nonverbal communication in fostering job satisfaction and performance.

Gomez-Marquez, Jose

Jose Gomez-Marquez is a society-technology and policy major in his junior year at WPI. He joined a group at MIT and invented the Aerovax device during a one-year leave of absence from WPI. During the process many of the things he learned in the NCIIA-supported course at WPI were helpful. The Aerovax team won an award from MIT and made progress in development. To further product development Jose brought the project back to WPI with him to continue design and testing with an extended biomedical engineering team. This time as a project, the participating students in the team would receive academic credit. Six students in three teams will participate in phase two at WPI. For his own project in STP Jose will study team dynamics in a simulated R&D unit at WPI involving eight teams working on two separate projects. One project he has technically mastered, but in the other case he will depend on outside technical expert to understand in detail what the teams are doing.

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McCormick, Nick

Nick McCormick is in his third year at the University of Portland studying for a degree in environmental science (BS). He has taken an interest in sustainable entrepreneurial ventures since high school by filtering waste-vegetable oil and selling it to a local construction company. While studying the hard sciences at the University of Portland, his interests are now clean energy and public health.

Mehalik, Matthew

Matthew Mehalik is an adjunct assistant professor in freshman programs and a research associate at Pitt’s Learning Research and Development Center. His interests involve the intersection of engineering and policy in complex systems, particularly during innovation and design. He is also interested in teaching collaborative product design to meet human development goals.

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Mehta, Khanjan

Khanjan Mehta is a senior research associate in the College of Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. His professional interests include embedded systems, computer-based instrumentation and control systems, systems engineering, and high-tech entrepreneurship. Mehta teaches junior and senior electronic/system design courses at Penn State. He has developed a hands-on course called Sensor and Controller System Integration, which exploits the power of virtual instrumentation to accelerate the idea evaluation and product development processes. He is a mentor for the Penn State chapter of Engineers for a Sustainable World and is actively involved in social entrepreneurship, sustainability, and service-learning projects in Kenya, China, and other countries. In his spare time, he loves traveling, photography, cooking and adventure sports. Mehta has an MS in electrical engineering (Penn State), BE in electronics engineering and a diploma in industrial electronics (University of Mumbai, India). He is a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Developer and Professional Instructor.

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Mihalcea, Radu

Radu Mihalcea has been an adjunct professor for management at the College of Business Administration and an adjunct professor for engineering at the College of Engineering of the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2006. He has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Rheinisch Westfalische Technische Hochschule in Aachen, Germany, and a doctorate in economics and management from the Academy for Economics Studies, Bucharest, Romania. Mihalcea has worked for thirty-three years as an engineer and manager in different industrial companies in the world and eleven years as a professor for management at University of Applied Studies in Bochum, Germany and as a visiting professor at universities in Germany, Schwiterland, Sweden, and Romania. He has written nine textbooks on management and industrial engineering, published over fifty papers on different subjects and holds four patents. Mihalcea owns an honorary doctorate from the Academy for Economic Studies of Chisinau, Republic Moldova and three Medals of Merits from Romania and Yugoslavia.
Miller, Thomas K.

Thomas Miller received his MS degree in biomedical engineering and mathematics in 1980, and his PhD in 1982, both from UNC-Chapel Hill. Since 1982 he has been with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NC State University. He currently serves as the director of the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program and as the Vice Provost for Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications. As Vice Provost he is responsible for strategy, deployment, and implementation of the university?s learning technologies and distance education programs. Dr. Miller has served as Principal Investigator (or co-PI) on research and educational grants totaling more than $5M. He is the author or co-author of more than fifty technical publications in areas including engineering education, distance education technologies, medical instrumentation, computer architecture, neural networks, communications, and signal processing. Dr. Miller was named "Tar Heel of the Week" for his work with engineering student entrepreneurs.

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Morris, Jason

Jason Morris is a full-time professor of industrial design and a professional industrial designer with twelve years of consulting product design experience. He was a founding principal of the award winning design firm tool in Boston, Massachusetts. Forty of his designs have made it to the market to be successful products. His designs were awarded a Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award in 2006, 2004, and 1999. He currently holds nine US design and utility patents with more pending. Jason continues to do consulting product design for select clients with his new company, MID. Professor Morris earned his Master's of industrial design from Pratt Institute in 1996 and his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from West Virginia University in 1992.

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