Date(s) - 01/14/2016
7:45 am - 9:00 am

University Center


The Power of ARL’s Tech Transfer; Driven By The Open Campus

Recently, at ARL’s Open House, the power of ARL’s Open Campus initiative was viewed by over 700 visitors, where they saw what collaboration between ARL researchers, academia, industry and small business, both nationally and globally, could do.

Learn about new ideas coming from our speaker’s Tech Team office, and, changes to the tools available to you such as collaborative endeavors through Open Campus, that include: Cooperative Agreements, Educational Partnership Agreements and Cooperative Research and Development Agreements, more commonly referred to as CRADAs.

Open Campus allows for visiting researchers, to include foreign nationals, to have access to some of our world-class facilities, making collaborating with ARL that much more appealing, and the NE MD region more attractive to industry doing business with the US Army.

Mr. Mulkern currently leads the Technology Transfer Team at ARL. He is responsible for directing Technology Transfer Programs that include; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR), Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADA), Patent License Agreements (PLA), Test Service Agreement (TSA), Manufacturing Technology (MANTECH) program, and International Cooperative Research, Development, and Acquisition (ICRDA) programs that support the ARL technology portfolio.

Prior, Mr. Mulkern was the Chief of Global Technology Integration Division at RDECOM HQ from 2010-2013. He provided direction, technical leadership, and oversight on all international Science and Technology (S&T) programs within RDECOM. He facilitated international S&T activities and ensured that foreign technology was considered for use in US Army systems.

In addition, Mr. Mulkern worked for the U.S. Department of Defense in Germany from 2002 to 2007 where he promoted international cooperative research and development programs between U.S. research labs and foreign research institutes.

Mr. Mulkern began his professional career at the US Army Materials Technology Laboratory in Massachusetts. He was subsequently employed as a research engineer at the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Maryland where he managed technical programs focused on lightweight polymer matrix composite materials, processing, and applications.

Mr. Mulkern earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in 1993 and a Masters degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in 1998. Mr. Mulkern has published dozens of technical papers related to polymer matrix composite research and holds one US patent. He is married and has two children.



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