Dr. Youngbok Ryu

Bio: Dr. Ryu joined the management faculty at New Mexico Tech in 2017. While at NMT, he is teaching economics, management, and policy courses. He is also taking an active role in promoting entrepreneurship on campus by championing the state-wide Studio G program and advising the student entrepreneurship club. Before coming to NMT, he was an assistant policy researcher at RAND Corporation and a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. After serving as a military officer in the Corps of Engineering, in addition, he worked as a patent information analyst and consultant for small businesses’ technology commercialization for five years.

Education: Ph.D. in Policy Analysis (Technology and Innovation Policy) from Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S. in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology; M.S. in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy from the University of Minnesota; and B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Korea University.

Research Interests: Technology Transition/Transfer/Commercialization; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR); Emerging Technologies; Innovation Ecosystem; Regional Economic Development; and Innovative Use of Patent Data

Contact Information:

Speare 133

youngbok.ryu@nmt.edu

575-835-5390