Clara Asmail

Clara Asmail serves as Director, Policy & Practice for the Office of Technology Transitions, she is responsible for all data collection, analysis and interactions with the National Laboratory Tech Transfer Working Group. She joined the Department of Energy in late 2016 after 28 years at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where she developed new approaches to support R&D and manufacturing businesses with resources to commercialize technologies; managed the SBIR Program and Technology Transfer; and led optical scatterometry R&D projects.

At the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT), she provides technological and policy guidance for procedures, techniques, and tools to manage DOE information including licensing and technology transfer opportunities, portfolio and systems analysis, shared use and user facility access, and Open Data initiatives. She promotes DOE information exchange/accessibility through the Internet and external meetings, ensuring DOE’s opportunities and efforts are appropriately promoted and made transparent to internal and external audiences.