University Offices


Technology Commercialization Office:

The Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) is responsible for IP management for existing and emergent technologies arising from research, licensing of intellectual property rights, marketing of technologies, facilitating the formation of start-up companies based on commercially viable technologies, and managing the university’s start-up portfolio.  They process invention disclosures, confidentiality agreements (CDA’s), material transfer agreements (MTA’s), and options and licenser agreements.

Industrial Liaison Office:

The Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) will partner with you to understand your aspirations and connect you with OSU resources that will help you attain your objectives.  The department representatives Susan Olesik, Cheryl Yeack, and Irene George will work with this office on your behalf to identify any needs in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and other units that are of interest to your company.  They are also actively involved in negotiating all Master Research Agreements in coordination with the Office of Sponsored Programs.

Office of Sponsored Programs:

The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) partners with faculty and staff to provide the highest quality research administration at all stages of sponsored projects, by promoting electronic research administration, responsible stewardship of funds, and sound management practices.   This office assists the Industrial Liaison Office with the negotiation of Master Research Agreements, assists with contract negotiations, sponsored research agreements, proposals, and awards administration, and ensures compliance with funding guidelines.  Within OSP, the Office of Business and Industry Contracts (OBIC) manages contracts from private industry and for-profit organizations.  The contact for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is David Fullmer.