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Technology Transfer (T2) Officers

Phoebe Lenear
 Construction Engineering Research Lab - CERL
 Information Technology Lab - ITL

Eric Fox
 Coastal and Hydraulics Lab - CHL
 Environmental Lab - EL
 Geotechnical & Structures Lab - GSL

Johnette (Johnnie) Shockley
 Cold Regions Research & Engineering Lab - CRREL
 Geospatial Research Laboratory - GRL

Patents Available for Licensing

  • ERDC is authorized to license its intellectual property to private industry and other entities.
  • Once a patent application has been filed for an invention, that invention can be licensed for commercial development and use.

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Patent License Application Announcement: 

Application submission period:  March 1, 2017 – March 17, 2017

Next open application submission period: July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017

The Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) is currently accepting BUILDER™ patent license applications. BUILDER™ is a web-based software application developed at ERDC-CERL to help civil engineers, technicians, and managers decide when, where, and how to best maintain building infrastructure.

This patent license will allow licensees to sell and distribute BUILDER™ to commercial entities. 

The patent license application along with the criteria in which applications will be evaluated can be found below:

Send application to:

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center Construction Engineering Research Laboratory
ATTN: CEERD-ZBT-O, Dr. Phoebe E. Lenear
2902 Newmark Drive
Champaign, IL 61822-1076


(217) 373-7234 | Fax: (217) 373-6740, Phoebe.E.Lenear@usace.army.mil