Ashley J. Stevens, D.Phil. (Oxon)
Special Assistant to Vice-President of Research
(617) 353-6303 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Stevens has been Director of the Office of Technology Transfer since 1995 and was appointed a Lecturer in the School of Management in 2005, where he teaches a graduate level, inter-disciplinary course on Technology Commercialization.
Dr. Stevens has worked in the biotechnology industry since 1982, with both start-up companies and academic organizations, to assist in turning promising scientific ideas into useful products and companies. Before joining Boston University, he was Director of the Office of Technology Transfer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a teaching affiliate of the Harvard Medical School. Prior to that, he was Co-founder of Kytogenics, Inc., of which he is still a Director, Co-Founder and General Manager of Genmap, Inc., and was Vice President of Business Development for BioTechnica International. He started his career with The Procter & Gamble Company, where he held a number of positions in sales, marketing, strategic planning and acquisitions.
Since he joined Boston University, the Office of Technology Transfer has grown to a total of eight professionals and spun out over 40 companies based on the University’s research, some of which have raised substantial amounts of capital, and the University’s licensing income has climbed steadily.
Dr. Stevens publishes and lectures frequently on many aspects of technology transfer. He is very active with the Association of University Technology Managers, most recently as Vice President, Annual Meeting and Surveys. He was a Co-Founder of the Massachusetts Association of Technology Transfer Offices and was the first Chair of its Executive Committee, leading the effort to create the Massachusetts Technology Portal.
Dr. Stevens holds a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry from Oxford University. Click here to read more about Dr. Stevens.