Sherylle Mills Englander joins UCSB’s California NanoSystems Institute

A Transformational Appointment

March 2, 2022

Sherylle Mills Englander, former founding director of the UC Santa Barbara Office of Technology & Industry Alliances (TIA) is taking on a new role as executive director of strategic initiatives and operations at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCSB. Her unique insight into research administration and university-industry partnerships, and her deep connections to both the innovation ecosystem on the California Central Coast and to UC-systemwide efforts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be key assets as she provides leadership and strategic vision to CNSI at a critical stage of growth and execution.

With more than 20 years of technology transfer and innovation experience within the UC system, Englander brings outstanding leadership and expertise in strategic, operational and entrepreneurial activities to CNSI. Her extensive governance experience and policy knowledge will be critical as CNSI continues to lead workforce and industrial development across California. “At TIA, Sherylle’s ability to guide projects from idea to reality transformed UC Santa Barbara’s campus,” said mechanical engineering professor and CNSI co-director Megan Valentine. “Her high-energy approach and passion for collaboration and community engagement will be a tremendous asset to CNSI during a period of explosive growth.”