Paul Zielinski

Director, Technology Partnerships Office (TPO)

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Paul Zielinski is the Director of the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). TPO serves as the Office of Technology and Research Applications for NIST and is responsible for NIST technology transfer activities including patents, licenses, cooperative research, and small business innovation research. In addition, Paul is the current Chair of the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer and coordinates the Interagency Workgroup on Technology Transfer that addresses technology transfer policy issues. Prior to joining NIST, Paul worked at the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, private industry, and served on active duty as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. Paul has Master of Science degree in engineering and Master of Business Administration.