Kate Rodriguez

Kate Rodriguez

Licensing Associate


(213) 821-0943

Kate Rodriguez, Ph.D., is a Licensing Associate at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation. Before joining the Stevens Center, she was a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, in the Chemical and Materials Physics program in the Apkarian Lab at the Center for Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL), a multi-institutional National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation. Her research was heavily multidisciplinary and gave her hands-on training in fields ranging from optics and photonics to quantum mechanics and electrical engineering.

During her tenure as a graduate student, she served for nearly three years as a technology transfer intern in the Invention Transfer Group at UCI’s Applied Innovation Center. There, she assisted in the technological and market assessment of university-based intellectual property, working closely with both inventors and Licensing Associates.

Rodriguez earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Washington and Jefferson College, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from UC Irvine.

Primary contact for:

  • Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism
  • Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
  • Dornsife - Anthropology
  • Dornsife - Computational Biology
  • Dornsife - Economics
  • Dornsife - English
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Gould School of Law
  • Kaufman School of Dance
  • Keck - Institute for Neuroimaging and Informatics
  • Keck - Laboratory of Neuro Imaging
  • Keck - Radiology
  • KUSC-FM Radio Station
  • Marshall School of Business
  • Roski School of Fine Arts
  • University Gallery
  • University Libraries