Mandana joined CSUV in 2018 and is a Director of Licensing & Business Development. She previously served as licensing specialist and IP manager at the University of Texas at Austin for five years. She has also worked for academia and the oil and gas industry for 10 years before entering the technology transfer and commercialization field. Mandana is responsible for technology marketing, patent prosecution and license negotiation of CSU-created intellectual property and supports startup formation, university research activities and corporate relations.
Her portfolio primarily consists of innovations in physical science and engineering. Mandana received her BSc in Chemical Engineering from The University of Tehran, and she holds two MSc degrees in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering and Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.