Commercializing Magnetic & Associated Electronic Technologies
Michael Tentnowski, Senior Licensing Manager - Office of Commercialization, Florida State University

The purpose of this session is to describe how Florida State University, through the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Applied Superconductivity Center, and Center for Advanced Power Systems, evaluates the future of magnet technology markets. This effort is to ultimately commercialize innovation stemming from these assets.

A brief overview of the technologies, facilities, record-breaking magnet assemblies and new discoveries are presented. High field research is defined covering two main tracks: materials and imaging.  Exotic magnetic states are created in advanced electronic materials using high fields.  And in biological and chemical systems, high field nuclear magnetic resonance assists in analyzing molecular structures and motion. Market forecasts for permanent magnets and magnetic materials are projected, including growth factors and influences.  Factors include demand from industry, infrastructure modernization, electronic device miniaturization, power generation, appliances, medical devices, and the electrification of vehicles.  Following forecasting, global markets are described in terms of magnetic materials demand and market share by region.  Predominant players and international companies are also revealed. The conclusion covers emerging opportunities for researchers, business and industry, and for manufacturing companies.  This leads to applications that are currently employing magnetic materials, leading to what the future looks like from the commercialization point of view.  

Michael Tentnowski manages intellectual property emanating from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Applied Superconductivity Center, Center for Advanced Power Systems, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute, Earth Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences, Computer Science, Scientific Computing, Psychology Department, College of Education, and the School of Communications.
Prior to joining FSU, Michael directed several technology incubators and has experience commercializing defense technologies with federal agencies and national laboratories.  His university work includes the Physical Science Laboratory at New Mexico State University and with the Office of Intellectual Property Optimization at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.