Clint Ballinger

Lecturer, Interim Director of Undergraduate Programs


Dr. Ballinger is a business leader with a reputation for exceptional technical/analytic skills and history of launching “world’s first” products across multiple markets, on time and under budget. Diverse background with demonstrated lean business acumen that includes founding and operating companies, creating, developing and launching new products, technology due diligence, extensive capital raising experience, recipient of multiple grants from NSF,DOE, DARPA, &NYSERDA and global team development. Specializing in taking ideas to market and/or quickly evaluating to determine market viability. Proven track record in life science, LEDs, semiconductor materials, displays including LCD, QLED and LED, military, and energy including nuclear, thermoelectrics, thermophotovoltaics, EV charging and photovoltaics.


Work experience: Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Lockheeed Martin, Evident Technologies, Evident Thermoelectrics, SelfArray

Consulting experience: Applied Materials, MDB Capital, Liquid Venture Partners, Livingston Energy

Education & Training

Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan B.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology


Other Focus Areas
  • Micro-LEDs
  • Display technologies
  • Energy
  • Lean product development
  • Nanomaterials/Semiconductor materials
  • Entrepreneurship
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