Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph

Principal, Office of Commercialization

Paul Joseph holds a Ph.D. in chemical sciences from the University of Madras and an MBA (specializing in Technology Innovation and Commercialization) from the Georgia Institute of Technology (May 2021). He was awarded a CSIR – Research Associate Fellowship to conduct research in Phase Transfer Catalysis at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, but he accepted a post-doctoral fellow for the National Science Council of Taiwan at the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan (1997-2000).

In April 2000, Joseph moved to the Georgia Institute of Technology and joined as a research faculty at the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry where he has carried out extensive research work in the field of Phase Transfer Catalysis in Supercritical Fluids. From 2001 to 2005, he was a research scientist at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and during this time, his research was focused on the development of new sacrificial polymeric materials and their application in the fields of microelectronics, microfluidics, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS). From November 2005 to September 2023, he served as a research scientist / senior research scientist / principal research scientist at the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology, IEN [formerly known as the Microelectronics Research Center (MiRC) and Nanotechnology Research Center (NRC)] serving as biomedical engineering domain expert and external user research coordinator for the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) and continued his research in the area of bio-sensor development for disease detection. From 2006 – 2009, Joseph served as a member of the operations planning committee and a management staff during the construction phase of the Marcus Nanotechnology Cleanroom facility (NRC). During his tenure at the IEN, Joseph also served as the director of external user programs for the Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC), which is among the 16 member sites of the NSF-funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI) program. Joseph’s research interests are in Nanobiotechnology, Bio-MEMS, and Biosensors’ application as diagnostics. His original research work overall resulted in 85 publications, reports, conference presentations, trade publications, and seven awarded U.S. and international patents.

In October 2023, Paul Joseph accepted a new role as a principal at Georgia Tech’s Office of Commercialization. In his current role, he will be facilitating the translation of Georgia Tech research and technology by guiding the development of new ventures as a strategic consultant (in business model development) for Georgia Tech clients. Joseph is interested in supporting commercialization activities in microelectronics, micro-/nanotechnology, and materials etc., connecting faculty members to appropriate resources while guiding them through the commercialization of their technologies, and mentoring students in entrepreneurship.

In 2022, Joseph received a prestigious Fulbright Specialist Award from the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board / U.S. Department of State, was elected as IEN’s representative to the inaugural Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary Research Faculty Advisory Council, and served as a council chair during the inaugural year. He was also appointed as a guest associate editor for a special research topic, "Microbial Nanotechnology" in Frontiers in Microbiology Journal. In 2023, he was a recipient of an Interdisciplinary Research Spotlight Award from Georgia Tech for his “over and beyond” contributions in 2022.


Georgia Tech Commercialization

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    Georgia Institute of Technology

    Additional Research:
    • Advanced microelectronic polymeric materials
    • Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS)
    • Bio-MEMS
    • Bio-microfluidics, & biosensors' applications as diagnostics