Benjamin Chu, Ph.D.

Benjamin Chu earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with the Biomedical Option and Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Engineering, both from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chu joined the UCLA Technology Development Group (UCLA TDG) in 2007. As a Technology Transfer Officer, Dr. Chu is responsible for managing a portfolio of UCLA intellectual property, reviewing invention disclosures for patentability and commercial potential, securing patent rights, marketing technologies to industry, facilitating the commercialization of UCLA technologies for the public benefit, negotiating and drafting licensing and inter-institutional agreements, and guiding UCLA faculty and students through the patenting and commercialization process. In his role at UCLA TDG, Dr. Chu works closely with faculty in engineering and physical sciences on commercializing technologies in nanotechnology, wireless communications, semiconductors and solid state devices, polymer and CNT electronic devices, materials science, medical devices and diagnostic tools, Clean/Green tech, MEMS and bioMEMS, and regenerative medicine.