Stanford University’s TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy is pleased to appoint Brian J. Bartholomeusz as its executive director of innovation transfer. In this new position, Brian will help assist in the commercialization of energy related technology inventions and innovations resulting from research at Stanford. He will design and manage the TomKat Center’s new energy innovation transfer program.

Brian Bartholomeusz

Brian has held senior technology management positions in startups and established companies. He has focused on business and technology strategy, and managed the development and commercialization of new products for renewable energy and consumer electronics. He facilitated successful cross-border joint ventures, technology partnerships, and collaborative technology and product development programs. Brian has co-founded three startups and participated in a successful initial public stock offering. He has written more than 25 peer-reviewed publications, submitted fourteen granted and pending patents, and spoken at industry events. Brian earned a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Stanford, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Cambridge University.

About the TomKat Center

The TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy works to make electricity and transportation systems more viable for the long term through research, communicating study results, transferring innovation, education and interacting with leaders in business, other universities, government and non-profit organizations. In its first three years of operation, the TomKat Center has begun funding $3.2 million in 11 early-stage research projects chosen from Stanford faculty proposals in an annual competitive process. For more information, please visit