Mihaela D. Bojin


University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF)

Mihaela Bojin is an Associate Director at the University of Iowa Research Foundation (UIRF).  She has extensive expertise in intellectual capital management (licensing, business and intellectual property assessment, partnerships) in a variety of areas (pharmaceuticals, drug delivery, medical devices, software, etc.)

Mihaela has held numerous leadership positions as a Board member of the LES Standards Development Organization (SDO), Chair and founder of the LES Iowa Chapter, Chair of the LES Standards ISO/TC 279 Innovation Management Committee, VP of LESI Patent and Technology Licensing Committee, University of Iowa committees (Conflict of Interest, IP policy), and the University of Iowa Staff Council (executive committee, HR, university relations).  In 2020, Mihaela was selected as a member of the IAM Strategy 300, an elite global group of IP strategists.

Mihaela is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) and a registered patent agent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to joining UIRF, Mihaela was a patent agent at a New York City Intellectual Property Practice Group, where she managed complex patent dockets for U.S. and foreign pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics clients.  Mihaela also has extensive research and teaching experience gained as an assistant professor on tenure track at the City University of New York, and as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Davis, and at New York University.  Mihaela holds a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from Cornell University, and a BSc in Chemistry from University of Bucharest, Romania.