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Carl A. Rust

Position: Guest Instructor

Carl A. Rust is the Executive Director of Industry Engagement and Business Development at the University of Massachusetts System. Previously, he was the Principal Director in the Office of Industry Collaboration at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he was responsible for pursuing the university’s industry-university collaboration, entrepreneurship, commercialization, innovation, and economic development goals. He also served as the Innovation Ecosystem Director for the Center for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT), an Engineering Research Center (ERC) of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

His prior industrial experience includes serving as an engineering manager at Texas Instruments and co-founding four technology-based start-up companies. He has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel and has seventeen publications. Carl was a 2014 Fulbright award recipient to study the higher education and research system of France. He sits on the advisory boards of the Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT), Southeastern Nanotechnology Infrastructure Corridor (SENIC), and The Citadel’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.