The Center for Technology Licensing (CTL) is Cornell University's technology transfer office. We manage technology for Cornell's Ithaca campus, Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell Tech, and Cornell AgriTech in Geneva.

Alice Li

Alice Li

Executive Director, CTL

Phone: 607-254-4487 (Ithaca Office)
646-962-7046 (WCM Office)

Alice Li is the Executive Director of Cornell’s Center for Technology Licensing (CTL), the university’s technology transfer office. She oversees activities in technology management, marketing, licensing, and outreach to support Cornell’s goals in commercializing technologies, promoting startups, and building partnerships.


Alice has over 18 years of experience in university tech transfer. She joined CTL in 2002 and started with hands-on management of invention portfolios, negotiations of complex deals, and engagement with startup companies. She became the Director of Licensing in 2011 and the Executive Director of CTL in 2014.


Prior to joining CTL, Alice was an R&D manager at BioArray Solutions, a startup biotech company in diagnostic later acquired by Immucor. During her five-year tenure there, the company grew from a two-person startup to an enterprise of fifty people.


Alice obtained her Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.S. from Tsinghua University. She is also an inventor and patent holder. Alice has been a Certified Licensing Professional since 2010.