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Santokh Badesha

Xerox Fellow; manager, Open Innovation, Xerox Corporation

Santokh S. Badesha is a Xerox Fellow and manager of open innovation for the Xerox Corporation. Badesha is responsible for leading inter-organizational efforts with both internal and external value chain partners, building academic and industrial partnerships, and providing critical technical support for product programs. These strategic partnerships design and execute front end research to design, develop and deliver functional materials, components, and marking subsystems. Badesha holds 168 U.S. Patents which have also been filed in multiple foreign countries. This makes him the most prolific inventor ever in the history of Xerox Corporation. He has an additional 45 U.S. patent applications on file with the U.S. Patent Office. In addition, he has over 55 peer reviewed key scientific publications and presentations in international scientific journals and professional society’s conferences. He was named Fellow by the Royal Society of Chemistry, Chartered Scientist by the Science Council of U.K., and received a proclamation from the Mayor of Rochester, N.Y. He received the Distinguished Inventor of the Year Award from the Rochester Intellectual Property Law Association and was named Chairman to the Board of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University. Badesha is also a recipient of 2009 Chester F. Carlson Lifetime Achievement Award of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology for his technical contributions in the area of novel materials as integrated functional surfaces in electrophotographic surfaces. Recently, Dr. Badesha represented Xerox Corporation at the White House to receive the National Medal of Honor in Science and Technology from the President of United States.