Daniel Pendergast, MBA, MSE

Executive Director
Technology Transfer Office

Daniel Pendergast is responsible for setting the strategy for investment in intellectual property generated from research conducted at Case Western Reserve University. His team of licensing professionals forges relationships with existing industry partners, as well as new ventures formed to commercialize the earliest stages of these technologies–all with the ultimate goal of public benefit.

Daniel has built his academic and professional career at CWRU. Over the past 20 years, he’s held a variety of licensing and operations roles in the Technology Transfer Office and has managed technology portfolios that include imaging, medical devices and software.

He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from Case School of Engineering, as well as an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management. As part of his graduate work, he was a member of TeamCASE–designing an extended Kalman filter for vehicle queueing and following for CWRU’s entry in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge, an autonomous vehicle competition.