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Commercialization of Environmental Cost-Effective Technologies

          Over 25 years experience in the technology transfer field assisting companies in the development of technologies to meet environmental regulations such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Pollution Prevention Act, Toxic Substances Control Act and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act.  Pioneered and created the USEPA Technology Transfer Program crafting national and international public-private agreements with multi-national corporations, small and mid-size companies, industrial trade associations, universities, and Foundations that lead to significant advancements in the development and implementation of marketable environmental technologies, devices and processes. 

          Elected as President of the Technology Transfer Society. Trained industry, academia and government professionals on market analysis, licensing, and patents. Served to improve public and private sector collaboration.

          Lead the environmental technology transfer analysis for the Agency for International Development project in Poland, to assist in compliance with European Union regulations. Identified technology needs for small- and mid-sized companies to enhance market lead in given sectors.

          Regional Technology Transfer Leader for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin that produced an infrastructure to commercialize technologies for companies in the business of space, agriculture, defense, occupational health and safety, and environment. Created the Midwest Automotive Initiative with the Big Three Auto companies in the development of innovative technologies, including technologies or processes for reduction in auto emissions and materials reuse. 

Examples of Commercialization Partnerships to Meet Environmental Regulations 

Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act: Water Quality Association on household plumbing technologies; CH2M Hill on mobile drinking water technology; Camp Dresser and McKee on water reuse; Boyle Engineering on water purification; Becton Dickerson on bacterial detection in drinking water; American Water Works Association on viruses in groundwater; and Hach for detecting Crypto and Giardia cysts.

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act: Spray Drift Task Force Partnership with 32 agricultural pesticide manufacturers to evaluate spray applications; and Ohmicron to assess human exposure personal monitors.

Clean Air Act: Twelve US and international patent licensing agreements on detection of molds in homes; Dow Corning on indoor air chambers; Spiral Biotech on microbial mutagenicity assay; and Chemical Specialties Manufacturers Association on asbestos abatement; National Association of Air Ducts Cleaners ( 500 corporate members) on assessing duct cleaning effectiveness; and National Particle Board Association on formaldehyde emissions. Played a major role in the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles to evaluate advanced design and manufacturing improvement technologies, one of which is being piloted by UPS for a hydraulic hybrid engine; helped to form the US Car Environmental Research consortium in the development of technologies to meet the Clean Air Act.

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act: Chemical and energy companies  including Procter and Gamble on composting wastes; Monsanto, Dow and Dupont on remediation technology development;  Indiana Gas/PSI Energy on biotreatment of manufactured gas plant wastes; and Levine-Fricke on biodetoxification waste treatment.

Pollution Prevention Act: Technical University of Denmark and Horizon Technologies on pollution prevention models; and Gerber Optical on pollution prevention technology for the optical industry.

Select Publications

Fradkin,L. 1989. Opportunities at USEPA for Commercializing Technologies, presented at the U.S.EPA’s Workshop on the Federal Technology Transfer Act. April 24th. Cincinnati

Fradkin, L. and F.T.Mayo. 1990. Technology Transfer at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Cincinnati Environmental Research Center. Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 40 (3) 317-321. March.

Fradkin, L. 1990. The Federal Technology Transfer Act: Opportunities for Cooperative Biosystems Research and Development with the U. S. EPA. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency Center for Environmental Research Information, CERI-114. December

Fradkin, L. 1992. The Federal Technology Transfer Act and Patents, presented at the US EPA and University of Cincinnati’s Environmental Seminar Series, October 22.
Cincinnati, OH.

Fradkin, L. 1992. The Federal Technology Transfer Act: Environmental Monitoring Technologies Opportunities. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA/600/K-92/006. Washington D.C. July.

Fradkin L., 1992. The Smorgasbord of EPA Research and Technology Transfer Possibilities, presented at Regional Environmental Technology Workshops, Cincinnati, OH, Research Triangle Park, NC and Las Vegas, NV. Sponsored by the President’s National Technology Initiative and the U.S. Department of Energy. September.

Fradkin, L. 1993. Government and Industry Working Together to Develop and Transfer Dual-Use Technologies, presented at the United States Air Force Base Cooperative Research and Development Workshop. January 20, Dayton, OH.

Fradkin, L. 1997. EPA and Industry: The Use of Cooperative R&D Agreements in Environmental Progress, presented at the Annual Meeting Proceedings of the Technology Transfer Society, Raleigh, NC.

Fradkin, L. 1997.EPA’s CRADA Agreements: Sharing Expertise with Industry. International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 4 (4) 236-243. October.

Fradkin, L.1997. Putting Technology to Work, presented at the Federal Technology Report Conference, Washington, DC, January.

Fradkin, L. 1998. Tech: Match Game - The EPA Gets into the Small-Business Act. Entrepreneur Magazine. December, p .24.

Fradkin, L 1998. U.S. EPA’s Technology Transfer Program, presented at the U.S Department of Agriculture Technology Transfer Workshop, New Orleans, LA, April.

Fradkin, L. 1999. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Technology Transfer But Were Afraid to Ask, presented at the Environmental Technology Commercialization Center’s Breakfast Series:  Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus, OH

Fradkin, L. 1999. How to Overcome the Valley of Death on the Way to Successfully Commercializing Technology, presented at the Transatlantic Technology Forum II: Perspectives of Change. Technologiestiftung, Schleswig-Holstein,Germany. October 4-6. 

Fradkin, L, 2000. Opportunities for Public-Private Partnerships, presented at the Midwest Federal Laboratory Consortium Automotive Workshop, January, Detroit, MI.

Fradkin, L. 2000. Technology Update, presented at Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Technology Partnerships for Emergency Management Workshop and Exhibition, Argonne, IL, June.

Fradkin, L. 2000. The State of Our Environment, presented at the University of Cincinnati/USEPA Graduate Seminars on the Environment Series, Cincinnati, OH.

Fradkin, L. 2001. Tech Transfer Seminar/Workshop 2001, presented at the Workshop on Innovative Technology Evaluation and Commercialization. July 29-31, Wailea, HI.

Fradkin, L. 2001.The Midwest’s Technology Transfer Partnerships, presented at the Annual Regional Technology Workshop. Minneapolis, MN. 

Fradkin, L. 2002.  How to Negotiate Public-Private Partnerships, presented at the USEPA Environmental Technology Verification Workshop, October 22-24, Cincinnati, OH.

Fradkin, L. 2003. EPA Inventions: 1% Inspiration and 99% Perspiration. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Employee Matters Newsletter, Winter, Washington D.C.

Fradkin, L.  2003.  Innovative Technology Transfer Methodologies, presented at Tech Transfer 2003, July 28-29, Charleston, South Carolina.

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