STAFF

John R Merrill
Founding Executive Director, Gateway University Research Park

MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
BS, Castleton State College

Responsible for development and management of Gateway’s two 75 acre sites and strategies to create an organization that is a catalyst for university research, innovation, and economic development..

Wayne Szafranski
Director of New Business Development for Gateway Research Park

MS, Chemistry, Clarkson University
BS, Chemistry, Clarkson University

Director of all business development activities with extensive experience and knowledge of chemical and anlytical testing techniques.

Joshua Tucker
Quality Manager, GMTC

BS Mechanical Engineering NC A&T State University

Responsible for Quality Control and Quality Assurance for GMTC. Lead Engineer in all areas of mechanical testing and machining.

Aisha Holloman
EHS Manager, Gateway University Research Park

MS Industrial Technology – Concentration in Occupational Safety and Health, NC A&T
BS Occupational Safety and Health, NC A&T State University

Responsible for Health and Safety at all Gateway University Research Park buildings.

Dr. Kyle Knowlin
NSF SENIC Post Doctoral Research Associate – Microscopy Imaging

PhD, Nanoscience, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
BS Physics University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Responsible for all Microscopes and related instruments, and oversees microscopy training and imaging.

Safwat Shenouda
Testing Technician

Mechanical Engineering Student at NC A&T State University