TTO Staff 

Tommy Martindale Tommy Martindale, JD
Director, Technology Transfer
 [email protected]
 (619) 594-0791
 Lamden Hall 317

As Director of the TTO, Tommy Martindale responsible for the protection and commercialization of technologies developed at SDSU. Tommy supports the TTO by evaluating the patentability and market potential for faculty inventions, managing the protection of faculty-developed intellectual property, and commercializing SDSU technologies through licensing. Tommy is a member of the State Bar of California and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He also contributes to the teaching team of the NSF-funded CSU Biological Sciences I-Corps site, training researchers how to move their research-based innovations out of the lab and into the marketplace. Further, Tommy is the immediate past president of the San Diego Innovation Council. Tommy's LinkedIn 

        Vasumati Pestonjamasp

Vasumati (Vasu) Pestonjamasp, PhD, MBA, CLP
Licensing Manager, Technology Transfer
 [email protected]
 (619)594-3336
 Lamden Hall 318

Vasu Pestonjamasp works with innovators and provides strategic guidance regarding the commercial applicability of their innovations. She has broad-spectrum experience in chemical, physical and life sciences and business, and worked with startups, mid- and large-size entities, funding agencies and technology transfer offices regarding their commercialization decisions in the biomedical, engineering and environmental areas. Vasu mentors entrepreneurs and has developed educational training programs and workshops for academic and industry professionals. She completed her 3M Fellowship-supported postdoctoral research at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard), MA and the University of California San Diego, and conducted discovery research at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, MA. Vasu holds a Ph.D. (Mumbai University, India), Masters (M.S. University, India), and Executive MBA (University of Southern California [USC]). She is a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP).

Michael Murphy, MBA
Administrative Support Coordinator, Technology Transfer
 [email protected]
 (619) 594-1331
 Lamden Hall 319

Michael Murphy manages the TTO’s databases, prepares operational reports, handles invoices from patent counsel, and makes royalty distributions to faculty inventors and creators. Michael ensures that all materials, licenses and other legal documents are executed correctly and uploaded into the TTO’s master database as needed, as well as the federal agencies. Michael has a Bachelor of Science degree from SDSU, a Master of Business Administration from National University, and professional certifications in Paralegal and Intellectual Property Studies from UCSD.  

TTO Location

The TTO is located on the San Diego State University campus, on the third floor of Lamden Hall, on the east side of the building above College Avenue. Tommy Martindale is in Office 317, Vasu Pesonjamasp is in Office 318, and Michael Murphy is in office 319. LH is across Aztec Circle Drive from Student Services East, and immediately across the pedestrian foot bridges from parking lots 1 & 2, overlooking College Avenue.