James Baker

Jim Baker is currently the director of technology and economic development at Michigan Technological University. His responsibilities include handling university inventions from disclosure to patenting and ultimately licensing. He also works on negotiating terms for sponsored research contracts, non-disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, and other related agreements with industrial partners and interacts regularly with the MTEC SmartZone on regional economic development initiatives. Jim is a registered Patent Agent and holds a BS in environmental engineering, an MS in civil engineering and a PhD in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University.