Dr. Michele Migliuolo is a Professor of Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University and a Commercialization Expert at LifeX Labs, Pittsburgh’s newest Life Sciences Venture Firm. He is active in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, taking Entrepreneurs and University students to events hosted by Blue Tree Allied Angels, Innovation Works, The Innovation Institute, The Swartz Center, Ascender and others. Dr. Migliuolo continues to coach and mentor startup CEO’s. Through his network, Dr. Migliuolo brings internship and other technology-based employment opportunities to students.
Dr. Migliuolo received a Doctorate in Physics from the University of Rome (Italy), and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from the University of Rochester. He has decades’ experience as an executive in manufacturing and sales of scientific capital equipment and analytical instruments.
He has launched foreign products in the United States including mass spectrometers, and imaging chemical microscopes and has launched American products abroad, including thin film deposition systems and surface analysis systems. His expertise is with worldwide customers ranging from academic-government research laboratories, to medical device, semiconductor, superconductor, data storage, electro-optic, microscopy, and analytical chemistry industries.
As an an advisor, coach, and investor to pre-seed and seed-stage startups, Dr. Michele Migliuolo has co-founded five high technology companies in the semiconductor, medical device, and energy sectors.
In economic development roles, Dr. Migliuolo was an Executive in Residence at TechGROWTH Ohio, Innovation Works, and the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse. In 2008 in the private sector, he co-founded NeuroInterventions, an ischemic stroke therapy company. Earlier he was Senior Director and Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President of Research at Seagate Technology’s Research Center, and Vice President of FireFly Power Technologies, now Powercast.
In previous entrepreneurial endeavors, Dr. Migliuolo was Founder, President and CEO of Verimetra Inc., a bioMEMS company; President of XACTIX, Inc., a manufacturer of MEMS process equipment, and Founder and President of MSR Technologies, Inc. which successfully flew the first MEMS experiment on the Space Shuttle. Prior to these positions, Dr. Migliuolo was VP of Sales and Marketing for E.A. Fischione Instruments, and held various management positions with Kurt J. Lesker Company including VP of Technology and Analytical Division Business Director.
Dr. Migliuolo is a member of the APS, the ASMS, and the IEEE, and has published over eighty papers, including patents, refereed publications, contributed proceedings, and invited presentations.