John Dement is the chair-elect of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC). From 2007 to 2014, he was the T2 director at Indiana’s only federal lab, Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, negotiating over 140 licenses and partnership agreements. The past two years he was loaned to the State of Indiana to help establish a statewide T2 and commercialization model and capability leveraging of federally funded innovations and assets. Today he continues in advancing his lab’s engagement regionally and nationally. During his T2 career, the lab and its partners have won 22 FLC, Department of Defense, and other T2 awards. Dement’s career at NSWC Crane, which began in 1990, includes the following highlights: systems engineer in the Program Office; Washington, D.C., science advisor to the Pacific Fleet’s Maintenance Officer in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (awarded the Navy’s Meritorious Civilian Service Award for technology transition to the Fleet); and managed the lab’s SBIR and other technology-oriented alternative funding programs. Prior to the Navy, he worked as a structural engineer on the F-15E for McDonnell Douglas.
Dement has a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Evansville and a Master in Public Administration from Indiana University.