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The Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer is led by a team of seasoned professionals in entrepreneurship and technology transfer.

Eric Fossum
Eric R. Fossum
Vice Provost, Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer 

The Vice Provost for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, Dr. Eric R. Fossum, is best known for the invention of the CMOS image sensor “camera-on-a-chip” used in billions of cameras, from smart phones to web cameras to pill cameras and many other applications.  He is a solid-state image sensor device physicist and engineer, and his career has included academic and government research, and entrepreneurial leadership.  He has been a professor with the Thayer School of Engineering since 2010, where he teaches, performs research, and directs the School’s Ph.D. Innovation Program. 
Born and raised in Connecticut, he received his B.S. in Physics and Engineering from Trinity College in Hartford and his Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University. He was a member of Columbia University’s Electrical Engineering faculty and then joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. While at JPL, he invented the CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) camera-on-a-chip technology (aka CMOS image sensor) and led its development and subsequent transfer of the technology to US industry.  Dr. Fossum co-founded Photobit Corporation to commercialize the technology and served in several top management roles including Chairman and CEO. He was then Chairman and CEO of Siimpel Corporation developing MEMS-based camera modules with autofocus and shutter functions for cell phones and later served as a consultant with Samsung Electronics before joining Dartmouth.
Honors include induction into the National Inventors Hall of Fame, election to the National Academy of Engineering and selection as a Charter Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal, the IEEE Andrew Grove Award, the Royal Photographic Society's Progress Medal, the SMPTE Camera Origination and Imaging Medal, Yale’s Wilbur Cross Medal and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He was recently appointed as an AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador.

Kim Rosenfield

Kim Rosenfield
Director, Technology Transfer

Kim Rosenfield joined the Office of Entrepreneurship & Tech Transfer in 2017 and became Director of Tech Transfer in 2020. Kim has served as a strategic legal and business advisor to universities, medical centers, companies, and entrepreneurs for more than 30 years. She previously worked at MIT and Partners Healthcare Innovations in Cambridge and served as General Counsel and Board Secretary of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, which manages all sponsored projects and intellectual property for SUNY’s 32 research campuses, and the UAB Research Foundation.

Kim also has helped found several start-up companies and was a member of the founding management team of BioHorizons and General Counsel for Stereotaxis, a NASDQ listed medical equipment company that was a university spin-off. She was VP Commercial Transactions for a NYSE pharma company and has represented industries from high tech to retail. She represented universities, start-ups, and publicly- traded companies as a Member of Mintz Levin in Boston, and before that, as Head of the IP Practice at Sirote Permutt in Birmingham, AL.

Kim is a graduate of Yale College and University of Virginia School of Law. She is an avid audience member and supporter of the performing arts – especially when her kids are onstage – and is Board Chair of Camille A. Brown & Dancers. From April to November you can find her jumping into Lake Sunapee after a bike ride.

Jamie Coughlin

Jamie Coughlin
Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship

Jamie is the founding director of Dartmouth's internationally awarded Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship, where he oversees the development of entrepreneurial programming and the growth of new venture creation and incubation through the greater Dartmouth Entrepreneurial community for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Previously, Jamie was the CEO and Entrepreneur in Residence of the abi Innovation Hub, NH's oldest business incubator.  In the process, Jamie was awarded NHBR's 2012 "Business Excellence" Award as NH's most innovative non-profit leader, recognized as a 2013 NH Union Leader's "40 Under Forty" recipient, and most recently selected as a member of the inaugural New Hampshire 200, a cohort of the state’s most influential business leaders and the product of a year-long research initiative by the editors of New Hampshire Business Review and the Business Industry Association.

Jamie previously served as the Chair and Board Member of the International Business Innovation Association (formerly the National Business Incubation Association), the world’s leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship serving 2,200 members worldwide.  

As an entrepreneur, Jamie has founded and managed a variety of ventures, including an edutech solution focused around audience response systems and an online funding platform for the social venture market. A New Hampshire native, Jamie received his BA from Princeton University.