Corporate Recognition Event 2018


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Van N. Truskett


Texas Engineering Executive Education is proud to announce our keynote speaker at this year’s Corporate Recognition Event is Van N. Truskett, Director of Technology Innovation Development at The University of Texas at Austin in the Office of Technology Commercialization. Dr. Truskett has rich experience securing patents and turning patents and turning technology into successful products. Hear her insights into how you can infuse breakthrough R&D and technology into your business. The University of Texas wants to work with you to bring UT discoveries and development to the marketplace. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn how your business can partner with UT.

After a career innovating in the private sector, Dr. Truskett understands your daily challenges. Now at UT Austin, she is uniquely qualified to share how UT and your company can partner to commercialize university-based discoveries.

Dr. Truskett has a track record of innovation, leadership, and attainment of business results in technology. She has over 14 years of technical, operations, and strategic leadership experience related to semiconductor equipment manufacturing and inkjet printhead R&D and product release. Her work has taken jetting technology from scholarship to practice in the US and Asia, enabling a novel path for lower production costs for the semiconductor industry.

As a nationally recognized technology and business leader, Dr. Truskett is the recipient of the 2014 Industrial Research & Development Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2016, she was awarded the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Technology Innovation from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas, and the Distinguished Engineering Graduate (DEG) from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.

Dr. Truskett received her Ph.D. from the John Hopkins University and B.S. from the University of Texas at Austin, both degrees in chemical engineering.