Dr Kevin J. Parker
Rochester, New York
William F. May Professor of Engineering
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, of Biomedical Engineering,
and of Imaging Sciences (Radiology)
Dean Emeritus, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981

Kevin J. Parker earned his graduate degrees from MIT and has served at the University of Rochester as Department Chair, Director of the Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound, and Dean of the Hajim School Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research is in image processing and medical imaging. Parker is an inventor/pioneer in a number of enterprises, including the field of sonoelastography and the international conference series in that area, and the Blue Noise Mask. He is the recipient of the Eastman Medal, the AIUM Joseph Holmes Pioneer Award for Contributions to Medical Ultrasound, the Eastman Kodak Outstanding Innovation Award, and the Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology World Federation Prize. He holds 25 U.S. patents and 13 international patents that have been licensed to 25 companies. He is a founder of VirtualScopics, Inc. Parker has published 200 journal articles and numerous book chapters. He is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), and the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).

Dr William Timmons
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Timmons received his BS, MS, and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.   Over the last 15 years, Dr. Timmons and his team have raised more than $500 million in a combination of non-dilutive and dilutive funding for the commercialization of novel high-tech products.  He has led multiple high tech startups and has worked with many large and small companies, universities, and all levels of government, often combining these diverse players into consortia to pursue novel opportunities.  This has helped create whole new industries, thousands of jobs, and products as diverse as advanced fertilizers, treatments for heart disease, biofuels and bioproducts, solar voltaics, and compact high-current electric motors.

Ken McCaw
Westerville, Ohio

Vice President and Chief Technical Officer

McCaw is an expert in audio recording and tactile audio. Inventor/Founder/Director of Product Development: The Guitammer Company, world leader in low frequency pro and consumer audio.   Inventor/Founder: The Hammer Jammer Company, musical instrument products.  Has designed over 20 products currently in worldwide markets, with three patents including new haptic/tactile technology for third human sense in live broadcasting, with a new SMPTE standard.  First graduate of UCLA film scoring program.   Founder/Producer: Big Walnut Productions.   Production clients include: Walt Disney Productions, General Motors, The White House, International Mass Retail Association, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, NASCAR, Opryland, Mills James Productions, etc.  Proficient in social media promotion – with over 3 million product YouTube views through January 2018. Has managed many trade shows, wrote press releases and managed extensive international print and broadcast coverage.  Live stage producer with shows totaling over 250,000 attendance.  Owner: Clubhouse Recording Studio: studio producer and studio musician, and composer of symphony orchestra, film and stage music.

Sarah Gillespie, BFA Industrial Design – Design and construction of reverberant imaging body harnesses.

Joshua T. Hoffman, MS, MBA, Technology Licensing Associate, The Ohio State University – Business Devo.

Thomas A. James Jr, BS EET, Designer, Design of elastography-optimized transducers; 30 years of transducer and system design including patent for continuously variable magnetic flux loudspeaker.

Stephen Jenei, JD, PhD, Jenei LLC – Intellectual property.

David S. Jackson, JD, Eastman & Smith LPA – Corporate counsel.

Jeffrey W. Covert, CPA, CVA, Contemporary Business Solutions – Accountant.


Richard G. Barr, MD, PhD – Radiologist, international authority on clinical elastography.

Michael Camp, PhD – Founder and Executive Director of the Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (TEC) Institute at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Curtis Crocker, MBA – Managing Partner at Reservoir Venture Partners; General Partner, Alpha Capital Partners; General Partner, Northwest Ohio Venture Fund