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Mtech > Staff

Contact information for the Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech), along with each of its constituent programs, are included in the list below. Staff members are listed by office or program.

Mtech Main Office

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (Mtech) 
2120 Potomac Bldg. 092
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3415 
tel: (301) 405-3906 fax: (301) 403-4105

Dr. Peter Sandborn 
Professor and Director 
2115 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3906 
e-mail
bio

Ericka Black 
Program Management Specialist 
2120 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3906 
e-mail

Mtech Office of Business, Finance, and Facilities

Daniel J. Carafelli, CBM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Chief Business Officer and Director
2120 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3906 
e-mail 
bio

Karen Russo 
Associate Director 
3101 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3907 
e-mail

Candace Thornton 
Assistant Director for Budget and Finance 
3102 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-4342 
e-mail

Jonathan Young 
Venture Facilities Coordinator
3105 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-0126
e-mail

Mtech Marketing and Information Technology

Eric Schurr 
Director, Marketing and Information Technology
3109 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3889 
e-mail

Shola Lawal 
Assistant Director for Information Technology 
3118 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-7781 
e-mail

James Kopanko
Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
2120 Potomac Bldg.
e-mail

Elena Sten
Communications Coordinator 
3113 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-4837 
e-mail

Joseph Belew
Network Administrator 
3117 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 314-7802 
e-mail

Maryland Industrial Partnerships

Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program 
2100 Potomac Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3415 
tel: (301) 405-3891 fax: (301) 314-2658

Joseph Naft 
Director 
2100 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3886 
e-mail

Ronnie Gist 
Associate Director 
2100 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3890 
e-mail

Onur Unal 
Life Sciences Projects Manager 
2107 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-6673
e-mail

Ashley Chapman 
Contract Administrator
2104 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3896 
e-mail

Jeanne Pekny 
Program Administrative Specialist 
2100 Potomac Bldg.
(301) 405-3891
e-mail

Mtech Ventures

Mtech Ventures
University of Maryland
1105 Technology Advancement Bldg.
387 Technology Drive
College Park, MD 20742-3371 
tel: 301-314-7805 fax: 301-226-5378

Satish Tamboli 
Director, Mtech Ventures 
(301) 314-8178 
e-mail

Edmund Pendleton
Director, VentureAccelerator Program and DC I-Corps Program 
(301) 314-7805 
e-mail

Doug Britton 
Venture Advisor, Mtech Ventures 
(301) 405-6205 
e-mail

Chaunda Pair 
Administrative Assistant 
(301) 314-7805 
e-mail

Mtech Education

Mtech Entrepreneurship Education 
2120 Potomac Bldg. 092
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3415 
tel: (301) 314-9223 fax: (301) 314-9192

Dr. James V. Green 
Director, Entrepreneurship Education and Hinman CEOs and Senior Lecturer and Associate Director, Mtech 
(301) 314-1450 
e-mail

Jay Smith 
Director, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program 
(301) 314-7964
e-mail

Alyssa E. Cohen Sherman 
Manager, Entrepreneurship Education 
(301) 314-9441 
e-mail

Morgan Davis 
Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator 
(301) 405-8563 
e-mail

Ryan Elza 
Specialist, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Program 
(301) 314-9410 
e-mail

Cindy Gilbert 
Program Management Specialist, Hinman CEOs 
(301) 314-9223 
e-mail

Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP)

Biotechnology Research and Education Program 
2103 Potomac Bldg. 092
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3371 
tel: 301-405-8004 fax: 301-314-2658

Ben Woodard 
Director, Biotechnology Research and Education Program and Director, Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) 
1206 Chem./Nuc. Bldg.
301-405-3909 
e-mail

Kevin Knapstein 
Manager, Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF) 
1203 Chem./Nuc. Bldg.
301-314-7806 
e-mail

John F. Kerwin 
Assistant Director, Biotechnology Research and Education Program (BREP)
IBBR Shady Grove
University of Maryland
9600 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850 
(240) 314-6157 
e-mail

Dr. William Bentley 
Director, Bioengineering Graduate Program 
6140 Plant Sciences Bldg.
(301) 405-4321 
e-mail

ASPIRE (A Scholars Program for Industry-Oriented Research in Engineering)

ASPIRE 
2120 Potomac Bldg.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-3415 
tel: (301) 405-3886 fax: (301) 405-4105

Joseph Naft 
Coordinator 
(301) 405-3886 
e-mail

Maryland International Incubator

Maryland International Incubator 
8400 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20742
 tel: (301) 982-0440 fax: (301) 403-4105 
mi2@umd.edu

Dr. Kai Duh 
Director 
(301) 982-0440 
e-mail