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Technology Commercialization Office

Staff Information

Our team consists of dedicated intellectual property and licensing experts who are committed to transforming scientific breakthroughs into viable products that create jobs, boost revenue, and change the world.

Key Personnel

Chad Hardaway

Chad Hardaway

Director

As an attorney and chemical engineer, Chad brings a broad skill set to intellectual property protection and management. He has a passion for and expertise in entrepreneurship and small business development and has served as a mentor of multiple National Science Foundation I-Corps teams.

Email: hardaway@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0066

Tiffany Beverly

Tiffany Beverly, J.D.

Associate Director

As an attorney with a background in business litigation, Tiffany brings an expertise in contracts law and oversees legal agreements for TCO. She also serves as primary contact for questions about the office and intellectual property at USC.

Email: tbeverly@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone:
803-777-5406

Kyle Salazar

Kyle Salazar

Associate Director-Business Development

With a background in entrepreneurship and consulting Kyle brings expertise in licensing, small business development, and SBIR/STTR funding. He’s served as an NIH I-Corps mentor and manages licensing activities for TCO.

Email: salazar@mailbox.sc.edu

Nikki Biagas

Nikki Biagas

Licensing & Compliance Manager

Nikki is a retired, Army veteran with a Master of Business Administration. She is committed to helping connect companies with university inventors to create academic-industrial partnerships that bring revolutionary technologies to marketNikki is a retired, Army veteran with a Master of Business Administration. She is committed to helping connect companies with university inventors to create academic-industrial partnerships that bring revolutionary technologies to market.

Email: bianik@sc.edu

 

Jeff Hubbard

Jeff Hubbard

Patents Administrator

Jeff is an ambitious technology transfer professional with over 7 years of administrative experience. He serves as a liaison between university inventors and patent counsel on matters of Patent Prosecution, Trademark Prosecution, and Intellectual Property.

Email: jh176@mailbox.sc.edu

 

 

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