McCutcheon, Murray

Murray is a member of the business development team at Harvard’s Office of Technology Development, where he focuses on commercial strategy for early-stage technologies in the physical sciences and engineering.  His activities include working with Harvard faculty to identify and accelerate promising technologies, building commercial partnerships, and negotiating license agreements.  Prior to Harvard, Murray was a senior consultant at Lux Research, where he provided strategic advice on emerging technologies related to energy, advanced materials, and green buildings, among other areas.  He led projects for clients that included global chemicals and materials companies, national labs, and venture investors.


Murray’s research as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University focused on nanophotonics, a field in which he has co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed publications. Murray has Ph.D., M.Sc., and B.Sc. degrees in Physics from the University of British Columbia. He also earned a B.A. in Politics and Economics at Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar.