Elizabeth (Ela) Mirowski is a Program Director for the SBIR/STTR program at NSF where she manages several technology portfolios including Advanced Manufacturing, Mobility, Semiconductors, Photonics and Energy Storage. For two decades, Ela engaged with start-ups and small businesses as a founder, executive officer, and scientific lead on the development of technologies involving medical devices, photonics for displays, semiconductor electronics, renewable energies, nanomaterials, and biotechnologies. She built strong collaborative partnerships across industry, academia, and federal labs to commercialize technologies that resulted in sustainable business models. Her current efforts focus on supporting resilience and sustainability in technology. Ela holds a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Colorado, a B.A. in Chemistry from Columbia University, and completed a National Research Council post-doctorate at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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