- Biosciences Strategic Industry Engagements and Entrepreneurship Lead
- Biosciences Strategic Industry Engagements and Entrepreneurship Lead JBEI
As Director of Commercialization for the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), a DOE Lab-University consortium for developing cellulosic advanced biofuels, Robin develops and executes a strategic plan for technology transfer and partnerships. She has facilitated venture formation and negotiated partnership and licensing deals with dozens of companies, including Total Gas and Oil, Bridgestone, Abengoa, POET, COFCO, and FuturaGene. Robin also created the Lab’s Cleantech to Market (C2M) program, which was adopted by the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business as a formal course. C2M is a partnership between students, researchers, and energy professionals to translate clean tech research into market opportunities.Her work history includes extensive experience in conflict mediation and reporting on science, technology and the environment for The Christian Science Monitor.
- B.A., Chemistry, minor in Philosophy, University of Virginia
- M.S., Science, Technology, and Public Policy, George Washington University