Who We Are
The staff of the Office of Research Commercialization is dedicated to bringing Texas Tech innovations to the marketplace. Our team of professionals manages the licensing of intellectual property to outside business. We also can help with faculty and/or student-led startup companies. Please contact our staff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Cameron P. Smith, MEng, JD, CLP
TTUS Commercialization Director
Cameron Smith is the TTUS Commercialization Director of the Office of Research Commercialization, which serves Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Centers, and the TTUHSC Paul L. Foster School of Medicine in El Paso. He is a licensed Patent Attorney with experience in intellectual property asset protection and management.... read more>>
David McClure, MBA, CLP
Managing Director, Licensing
David McClure is the Managing Director, Licensing for the Office of Research Commercialization. David is responsible for marketing the System's intellectual property portfolio to industry and negotiating license agreements with business partners to commercialize technologies developed within the Texas Tech University System... read more >>
Hutton Jones, M.S.
Hutton Jones is a Licensing Associate with the Office of Research Commercialization and the newest addition to our staff. He is responsible for developing commercialization plans to market patentable technologies to industry and works with university researchers to identify good market fits for their technologies... read more>>
Tracie McClaran, MBA
Assistant Managing Director, Finance & Administration, Associate Director for Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management & Manufacturing (GLEAMM)
Tracie McClaran is the Assistant Managing Director, Finance and Administration and the Associate Director for GLEAMM. She is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial and administrative aspects of the office. She is also the project coordinator for the GLEAMM project and coordinates efforts between the co-PIs and consortium partners... read more>>
Cynthia "Cindy" Thompson
Cindy Thompson is the program manager in the Office of Research Commercialization. As an intellectual property analyst, she maintains the electronic files for patent applications, issued patents, technologies and license agreements. Her responsibilities also include management of contracts and intellectual property...read more>>
Vicki Taguba is the Program Coordinator in the Office of Research Commercialization... read more>>