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Tillman Gerngross: Real Artists Ship

Steve Jobs admired creative people, but the work wasn’t done until all that inspiration had been turned into a product that could be delivered to customers. Hence his iconic aphorism cited in my headline. Thayer Professor Tillman Gerngross meets that test in spades. Wherever he casts his gaze, innovative and useful ideas and then actions follow, whether as an admired Professor of Engineering, the now-former head of the College’s Office of Entrepreneurship & Technology Transfer, owner of the Canaan Motor Club (once the Canaan Fair Speedway), founder of Glycofi (sold to Merck in 2006 for $400 million), or co-founder and CEO of Adimab (whose current valuation is on its way towards $3 billion).

In the Presidential Faculty lecture on Wednesday, Tillman will talk about his work at the College over the past nineteen years, and how his desire to have impact on the real world led to the birth of a number of companies that are touching real lives:

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One of the reasons you come to the College is to rub shoulders with remarkable people. Here’s a chance. Take it.

Addendum: Several weeks ago, Gerngross was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Addendum: Here is the Dartmouth News release about Gerngross’ lecture.


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