Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak is the vice-president for technology commercialisation at Georgetown University effective today.

Headshot of Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak

Today marks the first day for Tatiana Litvin-Vechnyak as Georgetown University’s new vice-president for technology commercialisation as she joins from Rutgers University.

Having joined Rutgers in 2013, Litvin-Vechnyak had most recently been associate vice-president for innovation ventures. During her time in that job, she oversaw the management of some 1,260 technologies, 2,600 patent assets, 800 licences and 90 spinouts.

At Georgetown, she replaces Ruchika Nijhara who had been leading the Office of Technology Commercialization in an interim capacity while the university undertook a nationwide search for a permanent leader.

Litvin-Vechnyak was elected to AUTM’s board of directors in November 2022.

Earlier in her career, she worked in technology transfer for University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (largely absorbed by Rutgers in 2013) and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Thierry Heles

Thierry Heles is the editor of Global University Venturing, host of the Beyond the Breakthrough interview podcast and responsible for the monthly GUV Gazette (sign up here for free).