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Dr. James Spanswick

Associate Director,
Center for Macromolecular Engineering
Department of Chemistry
Phone: (412) 268-9088
Fax: (412) 268-6897

Founder and VP Business Development ATRP Solutions

ATRP Solutions was founded in 2006 and is focused on custom synthesis of polymers prepared by Controlled Radical Polymerization processes for evaluation in their customer’s applications.

President of Bridges Technology Innovation Capitalization

Bridges TIC was founded in 1994 and is a consulting group focusing on commercialization and capitalization of intellectual assets.

Accomplished through opportunity identification, market assessment, technology evaluation, product and process definition; resulting in licensing, technology transfer and/or formation of a new business.
I have worked with two primary clients since the founding of the company.
They are UTEK Intellectual Capital Consulting (formerly EKMS), where I am one of their experts and,
Carnegie Mellon University where I am Associate Director for the Center for Macromolecular Engineering.


Post-doctoral work, National Research Council of Canada with K.U. Ingold, 1968 to 1969

Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, “Chemistry of Indane Derivatives,” 1968

A.H-W.C, Industrial Organic Chemistry, Heriot-Watt College, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1965

Bridges TIC Accomplishments

Evaluated patent portfolio for identification of infringement and/or development of licensing packages targeting non-competing businesses, for several Fortune 100 Companies.
Formed consortium of industrial sponsors to fund and exploit new polymerization technology discovered at a US University.
Evaluated markets for packaging materials through 2010.
Evaluated impact of several emerging technologies on competitive position of major petrochemical feedstock supplier. Developed strategy for internal research program.
Carried out competitive technology evaluation for corporation interested in acquiring new oxidation technology for production of aromatic acids.

Professional Affiliations

Participant in Technology and Manufacturing Competitiveness Task Group.
New Chemical Science and Engineering Technology Work Group for Vision 2020.
Member of Licensing Executives Society.
Member of American Chemical Society; Division of Polymer Chemistry and Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering.

Prior Industrial Experience

Naperville, Illinois 1969 to 1994

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