Nila Bhakuni serves as the Assistant Vice President of Innovations at Baptist Health South Florida. She served as the Director, Technology Transfer at Dartmouth College where she instituted a new Intellectual Property Policy, increased startups, and provided technology transfer services to Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital. Prior to that she was the Director of Technology Transfer at Rice University for 10 years, growing the office and serving as Interim, Director of Sponsored Research and building and leading an industrial contracts team. She had progressive responsibility at Harvard and Carnegie Mellon in technology transfer.
Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Nila spent 10 years working in several different areas at Alcoa’s Technical Center. She received an Alcoa Merit Award for Team Performancefor a joint venture team with Kobe, a Japanese steel company.
Nila has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University, and an MSIA (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.