Rosibel Ochoa, PhD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Partnerships at the University of California, Riverside
Dr. Rosibel Ochoa is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Partnerships at the University of California, Riverside. Technology Partnerships is comprised of, Technology Commercialization, Corporate and Strategic Partnerships, Industry Sponsored Research, SBIR Resource Center, our Entrepreneurial Proof of Concept and Innovation Center (EPIC) and EPIC SBDC which works to accelerate economic development by transferring UC Riverside research from the lab to private sector, facilitating academic-industry collaborations, an encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and throughout our region. Previously Rosibel was the Sr. Executive Director at UCSD’s von Liebig Center, a unique proof-of-concept program that helps accelerate the transfer of faculty innovations into the private sector and provides entrepreneurial education to graduate students in science and engineering. She had served as Associate Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and Manager of the Industry Contracts Group at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining Georgia Tech, Rosibel worked at Motorola’s Energy Systems Group (ESG) and at MeadWestvaco as a research engineer, developing materials for advanced lithium polymer battery technology and carbon-based super capacitors. Rosibel received a PhD and MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville.