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Cheryl Junker

Associate Director for Compliance & Operations and Senior Business Development and Licensing Manager


Cheryl Junker

As a licensing manager, Cheryl supports researchers from Thayer School of Engineering, particularly in the fields of medical devices, medical imaging, and power management. She also provides assistance with industry research agreements and copyright matters. Cheryl works with the various design and capstone courses offered by the Thayer School of Engineering to educate undergraduate and graduate students about intellectual property matters.


As Associate Director for Compliance & Operations, Cheryl works with the financial and database managers for the office to oversee issues relating to agreement compliance, office processes, and the distribution of revenue received by the Technology Transfer Office.


Cheryl joined the Dartmouth Tech Transfer Office in March 2020 and brings 15+ years of experience in university tech transfer and intellectual property. Cheryl came to Dartmouth from the University of Georgia, where she was recruited to develop a technology transfer program to support the newly-established UGA College of Engineering. She previously worked in the technology transfer offices at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at North Carolina State University. 


Cheryl holds a law degree from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in ceramic engineering from Alfred University. With expertise in the areas of polymer engineering, surface treatments, and medical devices, Cheryl has experience developing creative strategies for commercializing a diverse array of technologies. She especially enjoys the opportunity to shepherd inventors through the patent and start-up company processes and mentoring student inventors. 

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