John Turner has been an instructor in Entrepreneurship at the College of Business since 2007, specializing in technology commercialization. In the College of Business, he acts as MBA thesis advisor to students working on the Integrated Business Project (IBP), teaches framing courses for the Clean Technology MBA track, and a cross disciplinary undergraduate course in technology commercialization. He also serves as COB liaison to the College of Engineering (COE) and Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development, collaborating on COB/COE divisional innovation and commercialization initiatives.
Prior to joining OSU, John worked for 21 years at Hewlett-Packard Company in a variety of technical and management roles: as a research scientist at HP Labs, in new product development, and strategic supplier management. In addition he has served as a consultant to a number of technology startups in intellectual property management, manufacturing and process control, and modeling of dynamic systems.
More than 60 refereed publications in semiconductor processes, advanced materials, and materials characterization (1982-2000). Five issued patents and approximately fifteen invention disclosures.
2010-11 COB/COE SEED Fund Grant
2010-11 National Collegiate Innovators and Inventors Alliance (NCIIA) Grant
Honors and Awards:
2011- Newcomb Fellow- College of Business, Oregon State University