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Our Team

Jim Bray

Jim Bray

Director

(847) 491-3371
j-bray@northwestern.edu

Jim coordinates team activities, works on high impact projects between companies and the University and serves as the overall point person with Northwestern University research centers and the McCormick School of Engineering.

Tim Angell

Tim Angell

Senior Associate Director

(847) 491-8652
timothy.angell@northwestern.edu

Tim is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science 
    • CS
    • ECE
    • ESAM
    • NICO
  • Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Pritzker School of Law
  • School of Communication
  • School of Education and Social Policy
  • University Athletics
Sheila Kessler

Sheila Kessler

Associate Director

(847) 491-7483
sheila.kessler@northwestern.edu

Sheila is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    • Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences 
    • Center for Hierarchal Materials and Design (CHiMaD)
    • Simpson Querrey Institute (SQI) for BioNanotechnology 
    • Material Science and Biomedical Engineering 
  • Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Chemistry of Life Processes Institute
  • Northwestern University Library
Kate Rice

Kate Rice

Senior Associate Director

(847) 491-4185
kate-rice@northwestern.edu

Kate is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • Institute for Sustainability and Energy at Northwestern (ISEN)
  • The Garage
  • Kellogg School of Management
  • Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Masters of Science in Analytics
    • Mechanical Engineering 
    • Northwestern University Transportation Center
Maggie Waldron

Maggie Waldron

Senior Associate Director

(847) 467-6392
m-waldron@northwestern.edu

Maggie is our primary liaison with the following Northwestern schools and units:

  • McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Civil and Environmental Engineering
    • Segal Design Institute
    • Design for America

Annalise Robinson

Program Assistant

(847) 491-8802
annalise.robinson@northwestern.edu
Annalise tracks and processes corporate funding, handles general inbound requests and coordinates site visits for the team.