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151 Amundson Hall
421 Washington Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


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IPrime Directors:

Director, Chris Macosko

Director of Technology Transfer, Bob Lewis

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Chris Macosko

IPrime Director

Professor, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

304 Amundson Hall
(612) 625-0092



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Bob Lewis

IPrime Director of Technology Transfer

204 Amundson Hall
(612) 625-1269


A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with an M.S. MOT (Management of Technology) from the University of Minnesota, Bob has extensive experience in industries central to many IPrime companies.


He has over 20 years of industrial, technical, and management experience from Bostik Findley (then Atofina) and Brady Corporation, where he focused on new product development and applied research in polymers, adhesives, coatings, films and printing systems.


Having made decisions regarding strategic R&D in industry, Bob can bring a unique perspective to your discussions about managing R&D portfolios and product pipelines as well as balancing long- and short-term and internal and external R&D.


Bob is responsible for building solid connections with member companies to facilitate research collaborations with the University of Minnesota.

Jo Belvedere

IPrime Aministrator

205 Amundson Hall



Kao-Ying Chen

IPrime Office Assistant

205 Amundson Hall