Mihaela Bojin is a Senior Associate Director at the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF). She has extensive expertise in intellectual capital management (licensing, business and intellectual property assessment, partnerships) in a variety of areas, such as pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, and software.
Mihaela holds many leadership positions. She is currently a director on the Licensing Executives Society (LES) Board, a Board member of the LES Standards Development Organization, and a Board member of the Midwest Research University Network (MRUN). She serves as the chair of the LES 2023 Annual Meeting. She has been the chair and founder of the LES Iowa Chapter, chair of the LES Standards ISO/TC 279 Innovation Management committee, and VP of the LESI Patent and Technology Licensing committee. Mihaela has served on the University of Iowa (UI) Staff Council Executive committee, the UI Research Council, IP Policy, and Conflict of Interest committees. She has broad teaching experience in intellectual property management, licensing, commercialization, negotiation, and various chemistry courses.
Mihaela is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Since 2020, she has been included in the IAM Strategy 300, an elite global group of IP strategists.
Prior to joining UIRF, Mihaela was a patent agent at a New York City Intellectual Property Practice Group, an assistant professor on tenure track at the City University of New York, and a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis, and at New York University. Mihaela holds a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Cornell University, and a BSc in Chemistry from University of Bucharest, Romania.