Steven M. Ferguson currently serves as a Deputy Director and senior licensing professional for the NIH Office of Technology Transfer, the patent & licensing office for technologies arising from the NIH and FDA research programs.
A former chemist at the National Cancer Institute, Mr. Ferguson holds Master's Degrees in Business Administration (George Washington University) and Chemistry (University of Cincinnati) as well as Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry (Case Western Reserve University).
A registered Patent Agent and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), Mr. Ferguson is an instructor for both the USDA Graduate School and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Graduate School at NIH, where he also serves as Technology Transfer Department Chair. Mr. Ferguson has published numerous articles on licensing and technology transfer.
He has received the AUTM President’s Award, the NIH Director’s Award, the FAES Instruction Award and twelve NIH Merit Awards in recognition of his service and activities in the area of technology transfer.