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Thomas “Rock” Mackie

Professor Emeritus

Engineering | Medicine & Public Health | Veterinary Medicine

Thomas Mackie was a UW Professor from 1987 to 2012. An applied scientist and engineer, he developed state of the art cancer therapy and imaging systems and spun them out into startup companies; the most successful was TomoTherapy, which was manufactured in Madison. He was the Medical Engineering Director of the Morgridge Institute for Research in Madison and developed its Fab Lab. Since retiring, he is an entrepreneur and investor specializing in commercializing UW technology. He is the President of ACE, the Association of Campus Entrepreneurs.

Talks:

  • How Medical Imaging and Minimally Invasive Surgery Revolutionized Medicine
  • The Big 10 and the Medical Device Industry
  • Spinning Out Companies: A Form of the Wisconsin Idea

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