Werner is the Director of Technology Commercialization at Stevens Institute of Technology. He leads the continuing development and exploitation of the University’s intellectual property portfolio and plays a significant role in implementing the innovation and entrepreneurship components of the University’s Strategic Plan. Werner works with internal and external stakeholders to integrate entrepreneurship into the University’s educational programs, sponsored research and technology commercialization activities. Previously, he served as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Colorado, Denver. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Research at ZettaCore, Inc., a company he founded and sold into the semiconductor and printed circuit board industry. ZettaCore was based on research performed while he was Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside.