Meet the Team

Kurt H. Becker, Director
Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and
Entrepreneurship, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Prof. Ari Ginsberg, Special Adviser to the Director
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management,
NYU Stern School of Business

James Hendon, Visiting Research Scientist
Commissioner of the NYC Department of Veteran Services, 

Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Weltmann, Visiting Professor
Director, Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology

Maria Grillo, Project Associate

Project Manager

Student Intern


The Institute for Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (IIIE@Tandon) serves as the focal point for all research, educational, and service activities in support of Tandon’s goal to integrate Invention, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship into its academic culture and to advance student and faculty appreciation of and skills in inventiveness, innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurial and design thinking.


Kurt Becker
Vice Dean for Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship