Michael Merriken

Manager, Technology Transfer Office

SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

Mr. Michael Merriken is the Manager for the Technology Transfer Office responsible for shaping and executing the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic’s approach to Federal Technology Transfer by cultivating, developing, and sustaining partnerships with industry and academia, connecting these organizations and people in order to expand research opportunities and promote dual
use technology. Responsibilities include technology assessment; marketing of laboratory resources; the establishment, negotiation, and management of technology transfer agreements; and the negotiation of licenses for intellectual property leading to the successful commercialization of technologies and products.
Mr. Merriken received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and a M.S. in Human Factors Engineering from Virginia Tech and is currently serving on the Executive Board and Coordinator for the Southeast Region of the Federal Laboratory Consortium.