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Maha Krishnamurthy

President, The University of Tennessee Research Foundation

Dr. Maha Krishnamurthy is the President of the University of Tennessee Research Foundation. In her role at UTRF, Maha oversees the offices in Knoxville and at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis responsible for the commercialization of a diverse set of technologies and the development of strategic partnerships with industry.

Prior to joining UTRF in 2011, Maha served as an intellectual property commercialization, licensing, and maturation consultant for several NASA and Oak Ridge National Lab technologies and as a physics research associate at UT Knoxville. Maha holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Xavier College in India, a master’s in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Ph.D. in physics from Colorado State University.