Gene Yelden

Gene Yelden

Senior Technology Manager

Gene joined the C4C office at UW in November 2012 as a senior technology manager mainly handling physical science, engineering and medical device technologies. Prior to joining C4C, Gene spent four and a half years with the Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer Office, most recently as the director of the group responsible for the physical sciences portfolio (medical devices, software, science and engineering). Gene has extensive experience in both academic and corporate/industrial environments, including international experience in Europe, Asia and Australia. Past roles have been as chief scientist, director of R&D and head of product development groups for both industrial and medical laser manufacturers. Gene earned his B.Sc. in physics from the University of British Columbia and his Ph.D. in electrical engineering (laser & plasma physics) from the University of Alberta. He also holds an M.B.A., with specialization in technology and innovation management.