– Dorothy Air, PhD, associate senior vice president for entrepreneurial
affairs at the University of Cincinnati (UC), has been elected to the
board of the Edison Materials Technology Center (EMTEC).
EMTEC, headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, is a non-profit, member-based organization serving Ohio
that develops business and technology strategies and sponsors,
coordinates and manages collaborative projects and programs leading to
commercialization or new business formation.
EMTEC focuses on
assistance for potentially high-growth materials technologies and
provides technical coordination and commercialization assistance to Ohio’s
industry, universities and government labs to strengthen the state’s
industrial competitiveness in automotive, metal casting, nanomaterials,
polymers, composites, biomaterials and alternative energy markets.
In her role at UC,
Air assists UC faculty in start-up company activities related to new
technology development, develops commercialization and business
resources for the university, and creates entrepreneurial programs to
promote entrepreneurship in the university and community.
The election of Air
and other new board members, “when combined with our current board
members, provides a balanced base of academia and technologically
focused industrial/manufacturing expertise,” said Frank Svet, chief
executive officer of EMTEC. “We are pleased to have these new board
members join us to continue helping EMTEC and our members to additional
technology and business growth.”