Team

Ken Gall

Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship in the Pratt School of Engineering

Founded three medical device start-up companies, which commercialized university-based technologies.

William F Walker

Mattson Family Director

Founder of PocketSonics, a successful ultrasound imaging company, and in vitro diagnostic company HemoSonics.

Karolina Angell

Business Manager

Helps manage the financial mechanisms of the EngEn initiative. She is also a Business Manager in Duke's Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, responsible for daily operations.

Donna Crenshaw

Executive Director, Duke MEDx

Previously worked in clinical development strategy for GlaxoSmithKline, and served on the board of advisors of Zinfandel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the joint patent committee of the Zinfandel-Takeda Alliance.

Inga Deakin

Entrepreneur-in-Residence in Biomedical Engineering

Previously worked as a principal with a UK venture capital fund which raised ~$600m to find, build and invest in university spin-outs.

Paul J Fearis

Lecturing Fellow, Senior in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Has nearly 30 years in the medical device design consulting industry with PDD, Sagentia. He is the CEO of Clinvue.

Tanya Fritz

Program Coordinator

Coordinates and administers programs and activities for EngEn— Tanya has over 10 years' experience in higher education student services support, academic advising and program coordination.

Fioleda Kesseli

Executive Director, Engineering Entrepreneurship

Previously led R&D programs at medical device startups. Fioleda currently oversees Engen’s FastTrack medical device translator and the BRiDGE incubator.

Joseph A Knight

Adjunct Professor in the Pratt School of Engineering

President & CEO, InnAVasc Medical Inc.

Steven McClelland

Executive-in-Residence

Co-founded an Internet consulting company and was a product development executive with Yahoo! and Twitter.

Barry S. Myers

Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Founder and director of the Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership Program at Duke, and Director of Innovation at Duke CTSI.

Matthew Novik

Staff Assistant, BRIDGE

Eric S Richardson

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Biomedical Engineering

Previously managed R&D teams at Medtronic and founded two innovation programs at Rice University.