Dr. Sayre is an Assistant Vice President in the Office of Research and the Director of Innovation for the Institute for Materials and Manufacturing Research at The Ohio State University.  He leads the translation of knowledge and assets from the Institute into the market.  He is also a Research Associate Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department, where his interdisciplinary research interests are based in innovation and translating science into products through applied research and polymer engineering science.  Prior to joining Ohio State, Dr. Sayre held the positions of Director of Advanced Materials and Internal Research and Development at Battelle Memorial Institute.  He is an inventor of several commercialized technologies in the areas of fuel cells, impact barriers, and vehicle armor.  He holds a PhD in Materials Engineering Science and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech, as well as a Master of Science in Polymer Engineering from the University of Tennessee.