Director of Industry Partnerships
Dr. Vallese began his career with a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from MIT. From October 2017 through March 2020, Frank served as the Managing Director of the Launch Startup Acceleration Program for the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN, formerly MD5). He has also been a mentor in NYU Stern’s Endless Frontier Labs and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s Summer Launchpad as well as several startup accelerators in the NYC metro area. Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Vallese led a product development company from startup through acquisition, thereafter creating and leading the US subsidiary for the non-US acquirer.
In his role as Director of Industry Partnerships at Tandon, Frank will work strategically with the Vice Dean for Research, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, the Tandon Leadership Team, and, most importantly, with Tandon faculty to identify and prioritize areas for research partnerships with industry, connect faculty with industry sponsors, and manage the aspects of the faculty-industry relationships at a high level. As Director of Industry Partnerships, Frank will also work closely with constituents in other Schools and Colleges of NYU and with external partners and agencies.