Who We Are

Hub Leadership

Aaron Cervantes

Director of Strategic Partnerships
University of Texas at El Paso

Andrew Maas

Co-PI
Louisiana State University

Andrew Schwarz

Faculty Lead
Louisiana State University

Aprille Busch

Hub Executive Director
University of Texas at Austin

Blake Petty

Lead Instructor
Texas A&M

Cynthia Hipwell

Research Lead
Texas A&M

Elizabeth Hutt-Pollard

Co-PI
Oklahoma State University

Kaz Karwowski

Faculty Lead
Rice University

Ken Meissner

Co-PI
University of Texas at El Paso

Luis Cifuentes

Co-PI
New Mexico State University

Matt Kammer-Kerwick

Data and Evaluation Lead
University of Texas at Austin

Michael Webber

Faculty Lead
University of Texas at Austin

Peter Rodriguez

Co-PI
Rice University

Richard Gajan

Faculty Lead
Oklahoma State University

Robert H. Bishop

Co-PI
Texas A&M

Rod McSherry

Co-PI
University of Texas at San Antonio

Roger T. Bonnecaze

Principal Investigator
The University of Texas at Austin

Saurabh Biswas

Faculty Lead
Texas A&M

Teja Guda

Primary Investigator
University of Texas at San Antonio

Thomas Boland

Faculty Lead
University of Texas at El Paso

Wei Tang

Faculty Lead
New Mexico State University

Weston Waldo

Hub Assistant Director and Mentor Director
University of Texas at Austin

Key Personnel

Alyssa Panepinto

Hub Communications Coordinator
Louisiana State University

Brad Burke

Managing Director — Rice Alliance
Rice University

Chris Corbine

Program Manager
New Mexico State University

Christine Burke

Director of Commercialization and Technology Transfer
University of Texas at San Antonio

Daniel Will

Executive Director — Brightest Orange Ventures / Cowboy Technologies
Oklahoma State University

Jacob Clemmons

I-Corps Program Manager
Louisiana State University

Jason Boudreaux

Associate Director — LSU Innovation Park
Louisiana State University

Jessica Fleenor

Director of Acceleration Programs
Rice University

John Nickel

Assistant Director — Brightest Orange Ventures / Cowboy Technologies
Oklahoma State University

Kaitlyn Bloch

Commercialization Program Manager
University of Texas at San Antonio

Kerri Smith

Associate Managing Director — Rice Alliance and Executive Director — Rice Alliance Clean Energy Accelerator
Rice University

Kramer Winningham

Program Director — Arrowhead Center
New Mexico State University

Lenae Scroggins

I-Corps Program Manager
Texas A&M

Magdalini Lagoudas

Executive Director, Industry & Nonprofit Partnerships — College of Engineering
Texas A&M

Shanna Spencer

Director — McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship
Texas A&M