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Northwestern University
Arjan Quist, PhD

Arjan Quist, PhD

Director of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Phone: (847) 467-0305

Arjan Quist heads the translation and commercialization of technologies from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Departments of NU, by leading a team through the process of technology assessment, innovation identification, intellectual property protection and translation activities. These technology translation efforts involve licensing negotiations with a variety of small to large strategic partners as well as supporting startup company formation.

Prior to joining Northwestern, Arjan was the Director of Nanotechnology at Richmond Chemical, a chemical and biosciences company, where he managed the formation of a nanoscale probe/imaging branch from concept to first revenue generating contract in the pharma space. Previously, Arjan was a Research Scientist in Biophysics at the Neuroscience Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara, and in Materials and Surface Science at the Materials Science Department and Center for Surface Biotechnology at Uppsala University (Sweden). Arjan is a regular lecturer at Northwestern’s Responsible Conduct in Research classes on IP, and a mentor in the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program.

Arjan earned his PhD in Materials Science and Ion Physics from Uppsala University in Sweden, and a MSc in Experimental Physics from the ‘Vrije’ University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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