A former Purdue University tennis star, who also earned her doctoral degree in biomedical engineering at Purdue, has been named senior vice president of commercialization at the Purdue Research Foundation. In her new role, Brooke Beier will oversee the Purdue Foundry, in addition to her current duties leading PRF’s Office of Technology Commercialization.
Beier joined OTC in 2013 and has advanced through several positions in the organization. In her role at OTC, Beier helps protect Purdue intellectual property rights. At the foundry, she will help Purdue faculty, staff and students create startups.
“OTC receives invention disclosures from Purdue researchers across all campuses,” Beier said. “OTC ranked No. 6 in the world for the number of patents it received from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2020. Purdue Foundry has helped launch more than 350 companies and raise more than $40 million in investments and non-dilutive funds since it was founded.”
Beier earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at Purdue. She is a former captain and All-Big Ten Conference member of Purdue’s women’s tennis team. Purdue says Beier served as an assistant coach while pursuing her Ph.D.