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Parag Vasekar

Senior Licensing Analyst - Physical Sciences

As a Senior Licensing Analyst (Physical Sciences) with the Purdue Research Foundation’s Office of Technology Commercialization (PRF-OTC), Vasekar works on feasibility assessment, commercialization analysis, market research and outreach in the physical sciences domain. He is involved in developing new strategies to enable technology transfer of the Purdue intellectual property. Vasekar works to identify external stakeholders including potential licensees, venture capitalists and entrepreneurs and to engage in developing synergy and long-term relations.

Vasekar holds a BE and ME in Metallurgical Engineering from Pune University, India; MS in Materials Science from Vanderbilt University and PhD in Materials science from the University of Central Florida. His domain of expertise is materials science, semiconductors and photovoltaics. Vasekar has worked in academia and industry in various capacities prior to joining OTC.

  • Who has been the most influential person in your life? “My father, who has instilled in me open-minded, rational thinking, scientific temperament, and liberal values.”
  • If you could go back in time to have dinner with one person, who would that be? “Richard Feynman”
  • What is one invention that you just couldn’t live without? “Internet”
  • Which of your many talents would you perform in a talent show? “Stand-up comedy”

Senior Licensing Analyst - Physical Sciences