Dr. Scott Elrod is Associate Director at the Stanford Office of Technology Licensing. Prior to joining Stanford, he was Vice President at the Palo Alto Research Center, where he led a division focusing on inkjet printing, biomedical systems, additive manufacturing, metamaterials and cleantech. Elrod also directed the Environment, Safety, and Health (ESH) Division at SEMATECH, a consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, and co-wrote a chapter on the semiconductor industry's ESH performance. Elrod received his A.B. degree in Physics from Earlham College (1981) and his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University (1985). While at Stanford, he built the world's first low-temperature tunneling microscope. He holds 65 patents.

Education & Certifications

  • AB, Earlham College, Physics (1981)
  • PhD, Stanford University, Applied Physics (1985)

Work Experience

  • Vice President, PARC, a Xerox Company

    Managed one of PARC's 4 laboratories, focused on Hardware Systems


    palo alto, ca

  • Director, SEMATECH

    Managed the Environment, Safety and Health division of SEMATECH


    austin, tx