Pitt | Swanson Engineering
Valuable Opportunities for Research Programs
A Lunch and Learn Series

This informal seminar series provides SSOE faculty with useful information or resources to improve implementation, management, funding or translation of their research programs. Topics will cover a wide variety of areas under this general theme, and suggestions for new topics are more than welcome (and should be sent to the Associate Dean for Research's office at mam266@pitt.edu ).

All lectures will be in Benedum 102 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Registration is required for lunch.


Univeristy of Pittsburgh Innovation Institute Role and Resources (May 05, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Innovation Institute Role and Resources


Evan Facher

  • Evan Facher is Director of Enterprise Development at the University of Pittsburgh’s Innovation Institute. In this role he oversees all new company creation from innovations developed at Pitt as well as day-to-day operations of the University’s I-Corps site. Most recently, Evan was President/CEO of SironRX Therapeutics, a private, clinical-stage company developing novel drug therapies.  Prior to this, Evan worked in Bayer Healthcare’s medical device division as General Manager of its Pittsburgh Interventional business. During this tenure Evan also served as Executive Director of Corporate Development overseeing company strategy and M&A. Prior to this, Evan was Senior Manager Business Development at the biotechnology company Athersys, where he was a business development leader creating partnerships with global pharmaceutical companies such as Pfizer, Bristol-Myers Squibb and John and Johnson amongst others.  Over his career, Evan has been involved with corporate fundraisings bringing in nearly $100 million from venture, strategic partner and grant sources as well as a leader in company and product acquisitions totaling over $600 million of investments.  Evan holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the University of Pittsburgh an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami.


Preparing for Electronic Lab Notebooks with Brian Stengel of CSSD (May 31, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Preparing for Electronic Lab Notebooks with Brian Stengel of CSSD

D-Scholarship and other Pitt data repositories (June 02, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Join Tim Deliyannides and the University Library System to discover the D-Scholarship Institutional Repository and other Pitt data repositories for your laboratory data!


About the Repository

D-Scholarship@Pitt is an institutional repository for the research output of the University of Pittsburgh. D-Scholarship@Pitt provides stable, long-term storage and ongoing maintenance for content contained within the repository. D-Scholarship@Pitt is based on Open Access principles; all materials in the repository are freely accessible to the global research community. Materials are submitted directly by authors with an active University of Pittsburgh Computer Account. Submissions are restricted to scholarly research materials. Examples of items that this repository can accomodate include:

  • Research papers, published or unpublished
  • Conference papers and presentations
  • Supporting multimedia (audio, video, images, etc.)
  • Research data
  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For more information on the repository policies for D-Scholarship see d-scholarship.pitt.edu/policies.html.

D-Scholarship@Pitt is designed to increase discovery of your research by allowing indexing by Google and other major Internet search engines, the Pennsylvania Digital Library, and PITTCat+.

This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to d-scholarship@mail.pitt.edu.



Center for Energy (October 06, 2016)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
102 Benedum Hall

Center for Energy at the University of Pittsburgh presentation and discussion with Director, Dr. Greg Reed and Associate Director, Dr. Goetz Veser

**Please check back often for new details about upcoming sessions!

Cancellations and Special Requests

If you would like to cancel an existing registration or if you have any special dietary needs, please notify Melissa M. Penkrot at mam266@pitt.edu .