Dr. Goran Matijasevic is Executive Director of the Chief Executive Roundtable at the University of California, Irvine. In that capacity, he oversees and advances research collaborations and strategic initiatives associated with Roundtable programs, protocol and mission objectives. He also serves as UC Irvine’s ambassador to the local and national business community, establishing partnerships and opportunities that serve to enhance leader-to-leader connections across all campus interdisciplinary fields.
Prior to this position, he was director of research development at The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, as well as research coordinator of the Integrated Nanosystems Research Facility, where he worked on formation of new industry-university and academic collaborations, especially focusing on new interdisciplinary research initiatives.
Prior to UCI, he worked as a senior engineer at QPlus, a telecommunications start-up company, and Director of Research and Ormet Technologies, a developer of electronic materials and technologies. He managed multiple SBIR projects that led to several industry consortia projects, as well as a license agreement with a Fortune 100 company. He has 4 U.S. patents, 3 book chapters, and over 40 conference and journal publications and has served on the NEMI Industry Roadmap committee. Goran is currently on the OCTANe (Orange County Technology Action Network) Biomedical Industry Leadership Council, the Board of Southern California Biomedical Council, and the advisory boards of 2-1-1 Orange County and TriTech SBDC. He is Vice President of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP), a national organization working under the auspices of the National Academies. Goran received his PhD from UC Irvine in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his MBA from Pepperdine University. He may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.