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Theo Nicholson

  • Research Tech Development



Theodore Nicholson III manages the Research Technology Development and Transfer team at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA).  His team develops and manages technology projects that may have commercial utility.  Theodore works to build cross-functional engineering teams that can build products for the medical device industry and leads 10 software, quality, hardware, and systems engineers in the development of a behavioral diagnostic.  He also collaborates with external vendors to set up contract manufacturing and clinical trials for product prototypes designed by the project team.  Theodore is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and is Treasurer of the Healthcare Innovation Special Interest Group within that organization.  His work there includes creating collaborations between industry, academia, and NSBE members to solve problems, develop talent, and create new product offerings within the healthcare space.  Previously, Theodore worked in the defense arena for a chemical polymer company building and testing drug delivery, energy storage, sensors, and other devices.  He also started a small consulting firm, TRN3 Consulting LLC, dedicated to helping businesses create sustainable products within the technology space. Theodore earned his BS degree in Chemistry from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL and his MS and PhD in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on biomedical nanotechnology from The Ohio State University.