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Gavin Garvey, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Gavin Garvey

Associate Director, Technology Marketing, LICENSE

Gavin is passionate about the commercialization of innovative technologies that can have significant impact beyond the lab. He possesses more than a decade’s experience in commercialization through the formation of technology-focused companies, as well as in raising investment capital through non-dilutive SBIR/STTR funding and private equity.

Prior to arriving at Virginia Tech, Gavin co-founded, directed, and mentored several startups based on university-developed inventions in a wide array of fields. Gavin’s background includes expertise in scientific research, business development, technology marketing, and license negotiation.

Gavin earned master’s degrees in chemical engineering and business administration from the University of Florida and the University of Houston at Clear Lake, respectively. He also earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Houston, Main Campus.