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Deep Science Team

Intellectual Ventures is built on big ideas and the Deep Science team is developing technologies created by some of the most prolific inventors. With decades of experience in government, academia, and the private sector, our team uses deep technical expertise and business acumen to commercialize our inventions.

Brian Holloway - Head of Deep Science

Brian Holloway - Head of Deep Science

As the Head of the Deep Science, Brian Holloway leads a diverse team of technologists and entrepreneurs as they develop high-risk, high reward opportunities into commercial successes via an innovative research, development, and commercialization model. Brian joined IV from Lockheed Martin, where he served as the Chief Technology Officer of the Advanced Technology Lab where he was responsible for the laboratory's research vision, technology road mapping, and business development. Prior to Lockheed Martin, Brian served as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and as an Associate Director of the Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) office in London. He also founded the Technology Development Division of Luna Innovations Inc., and was an assistant and associate professor (with tenure) in the Applied Science Department at the College of William & Mary. Brian has degrees from the University of Florida (BS Mech Eng) and Stanford University (MS and PhD Mech Eng).


Dave Wine - Director

Dave Wine - Director

Dave Wine is a Director of Deep Science. Dave joined Intellectual Ventures in 2008 with 19 years of microsystem development experience in both mature and early-stage companies. His technical experience includes micromachined accelerometer research and development at Allied Signal, optical MEMS development at Microvision, DNA microarray experience at Combimatrix, and porous-silicon fuel cell systems at Neah Power. In addition, Dave has held various management positions in start-up environments. He earned an MS in Physics and BS in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Washington, holds over 20 US patents, and is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Washington.


Azam Khan - Director of Business Development

Azam Khan - Director of Business Development

Azam Khan is Director of Business Development for Deep Science. In his role, Azam develops and implements strategic business initiatives, including startups and spinouts, licensing transactions and corporate joint ventures. Azam also advises on legal and policy issues for the Invention Science Fund. Prior to joining IV in 2012, Azam served as Deputy Chief of Staff of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), where he worked on strategic planning and operations, and led the Satellite Office program-establishing the first-ever USPTO office outside of Washington, D.C. Azam has also served as an advisor to the European Union Special Representative in Kosovo and worked in a variety of roles on the 2008 Obama presidential campaign. He has worked for a Chicago nonprofit specializing in antidiscrimination, civil rights, and international law. Azam is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois. He received his B.A. in International Relations from Boston University and his J.D. from DePaul University.