Mike Clarke

Mike Clarke

Head of Product Design & Development

Mike Clarke joined the Center for Commercialization in February 2010 to focus on engineering innovations, especially in the electrical, mechanical, computer science, and materials science fields. His portfolio of technologies includes sensors, wireless devices, smart grid, nanophotonics, and self-assembly. Mike brings experience as a design engineer, project manager, and producer in multiple startup companies, in medium and large firms, and as an independent consultant. He has worked on ultra-mobile PCs, a handheld gaming device, high-volume consumer electronics, and specialized scientific and industrial equipment. His product development experience runs the gamut from initial concept work to patent application, manufacturing in Southeast Asia, meeting with U.S. retail buyers, and quality improvement analysis. Mike earned a BS in mechanical engineering and a MS in smart product design from Stanford University and a certificate in IP management from UW Extension. In his spare time Mike enjoys playing sports like soccer, basketball, and squash.