Current faculty who have founded their own companies include:
- Professor Eric Fossum is founder or co-founder of: Photobit Corporation; Winnibit LP; Active Pixel Associates, LLC; and Fovius Corporation.
- Professors Tillman Gerngross and Charles Hutchinson founded GlycoFi, Inc., a company specializing in yeast glycoengineering and optimization of biologic drug molecules. In 2006, GlycoFi became part of Merck, Inc.
- Professor Tillman Gerngross is co-founder of ADiMaB—developing an integrated approach to antibody discovery, maturation, and biomanufacturing—and is also co-founder and president of Arsanis—providing innovative therapeutics based on human antibodies to cure severe infectious diseases.
- Professor Robert Graves is the founder of Ve-design, Inc., a company that develops decision support tools and associated services to optimize cost, time and reliability parameters for product development.
- Professor Charles Hutchinson teamed up with three Dartmouth engineering students—Dax Kepshire Th'06, '09, Ben Bollinger '04 Th'04, '08, and Troy McBride Th'01—and founded SustainX, Inc. which is developing technology to compress and store air in a way that helps utilities optimize their use of alternative energy such as wind and solar power.
- Professor Lee Lynd is co-founder of Mascoma Corp., a company that develops technology for cost-effective conversion of cellulosic biomass for alternative energy.
- Professors Keith Paulsen and Paul Meaney are co-founders of Microwave Imaging System Technologies, Inc., a company that is developing a microwave-based imaging system for breast cancer diagnostics.
- Professor Victor Petrenko founded Ice Engineering to market his patented electonic technology for products that interact with ice and snow—from enhancing performance on skis to de-icing power lines or airplane wings. (The company is currently off-line while it negotiates licensing with Dartmouth.)
- Professor Laura Ray, with the late Professor Robert Collier, co-founded Sound Innovations, Inc., a company that is applying active noise reduction (ANR) technology to improve audio listening, communication, and human comfort in noisy environments.
- Professor B. Stuart Trembly is founder of Avedro (formerly ThermalVision Inc.), a company that is developing a thermal technique for reshaping the cornea.
- Adjunct Associate Professor Richard M. Greenwald is co-founder both of Simbex, specializing in research and product development for sports performance, safety, and mobility, and of iWalk, focusing on products that emulate or augment physiological function through electromechanical replacement.
Adjunct Professor Emeritus Robert Dean, is founder or co-founder of these companies:
- Nanocomp Technologies, Inc. (carbon nanotube fiber-based materials)
- Creare, Inc. (engineering research and development)
- Hypertherm (metal cutting technology)
- Creare Innovations Inc. (xerography and motion control), now FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc. (four color, hot wax, drop-on-demand printers)
- Verax (production mammalian-cell culture systems)
- Synosys, now PerSeptive Biosystems, a division of Perkin-Elmer (biotechnology instruments and process equipment)
- Synergy Research Corporation (motion-control and reprographics engineering)
- Synergy Innovations (nanotechnology, materials processing, thermal sciences, energy sources)
- Simbex (technology for sports safety and healthcare)