Ken Blank is a demonstrated innovative and effective leader in building high impact, sustainable use-inspired research programs.. He has a proven ability to engage industry, mission oriented government agencies, and universities in productive collaboration. These key alliances increase funded research to support the development of new emerging technologies and contribute to successful technology commercialization, and workforce-related programs. Blank has held senior research leadership positions at nationally recognized research institutions successfully increasing metrics in research revenue and technology commercialization.. He serves on the Board of Directors of The University City Science Center (Philadelphia, PA) and the New Jersey Innovation Institute (Newark, NJ) and is a Fellow of The National Academy of Inventors and The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.