Current Visiting Scholars and
Francisco Royano is a Visiting Scientist at CCTEC from Spain. During his visit at CCTEC, he hopes to advance his knowledge in technology management and gain additional experience in innovation promotion, especially in the clean technology industry. Francisco has a Bachelor's degree in Economics, University of Cantabria (Spain), and a Master of Business Administration, IESE, University of Navarra. He has many years of experience in the Public Sector Business Administration. He was Managing Director of the Regional Development Agency in Cantabria and responsible for Corporate Strategy in the area of Renewable Ocean Energy. He is experienced in the creation of startups and clusters, and a member of more than 20 Boards of Trustees at private and public companies.
View Francisco's presentation titled "Cornell University: Clean Energy Analysis".
Liyan Zhao, PhD
Liyan Zhao is a Visiting Partner from Nanjing Agricultural University in China. During her visit at CCTEC, she will work on a collaboration project between Cornell and her home institution. In addition, she hopes to learn more about technology commercialization and exchange information on the management process. Liyan has a Ph.D. in Food Science from China Agricultural University. She has years of experience in research in food science and works at the technology transfer arm of Nanjing Agricultural University.
Steven Freidmutter is a Visiting Entrepreneur at CCTEC, leveraging his knowledge and experience to promote Cornell innovations and technologies. Steven has had commercial successes in real estate development and financing, mainly in New York and Costa Rica. Prior to this, he was the Controller at a company that used Cornell-developed technology. He speaks English and Spanish and spends time in Ithaca, Austin, NYC, and Costa Rica.