Head of Partnerships
Michelle Tokarz, Head of Partnerships, works closely with our global research institutions as they evaluate CHS to further the patenting of our intellectual property and customers as they integrate CHS into their proprietary processes. Michelle has a long history of working for startups. Michelle spent seven years working in the pharmaceutical industry holding research chemistry and subsequent production roles for Merck and Eli Lilly. Michelle participated with and assisted several teams in NSF ICorp customer discovery sessions leading several teams through the initial, as well as the full-scale, national program, and has also participated in several NSF SBIR review boards. Michelle earned her Ph.D. in Materials Science and a dual Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.