The University’s campaign of “Driven to Discover” is spot-on yet incomplete. Great discoveries are measured by their impact on the world. Scientists and engineers must also be “Inspired to Innovate” and have the “Courage to Commercialize”. As the Donald Osell - Gemini Chair in Entrepreneurship, Mark’s passion is working with curious people to become inspired and courageous agents of change. Prior to becoming a Golden Gopher, he served as the Deputy Director of the Austin Technology Incubator at the University of Texas at Austin; the longest-running technology incubator in the United States. A successful entrepreneur, he founded a technology-led environmental remediation company which was acquired by a national firm. Following the sale of his company, he spent time at Berkeley Lab in Silicon Valley commercializing technologies while also supporting UC Berkeley’s Lab to Market program.
MS in Management of Technologies MS in Medical Device Innovation MS in Security Technologies
PhD in Building Energy and Environment University of Texas at Austin
MS in Engineering Project Management University of Texas at Austin
MBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Babson College
BS in Architectural Engineering University of Texas at Austin