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Steve Cho

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program
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Research expertise: Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, electrodeposition, microfluidics, micro-sensors and actuators, and novel materials.  Specific applications include inertial instruments, flat panel displays, electronic packaging, drug delivery, portable power


Steve T. Cho is a lecturer in the Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Program of the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. Dr. Cho turns technology into new business ventures and his expertise includes entrepreneurship, strategic marketing, product development, design for quality, operations and leadership.

He has served in a wide variety of industrial functions. The departments include R&D, operations, marketing and sales and his positions cover the entire management chain (Project Manager, Engineering Manager, Director of Engineering, CTO). His experience in enterprises cover multiple industries (semiconductor, defense, displays, biomedical instruments, capital equipment, energy) and company sizes (start-ups to non-profit labs (The Charles Stark Draper Laboratories) to Fortune 500 (Abbott Laboratories)).

He holds 24 U.S. patents, three international patents, has 26 publications and has won 10 awards for technical related work. 


MBA, University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1991

M.S., The Ohio State University, 1987

B.S., The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1985