Guerry Grune


Adjunct Professor in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Guerry has authored over 50 publications and technical disclosures, as well as over 100 U.S. and international patents either pending or granted listing him as either sole or joint inventor. In 2004, Guerry began full-time activities as the Principal of, and since then has provided full Intellectual Property development for NC State University (in their Tech Transfer Office), additional Fortune 500 companies including Solvay, Praxair (now Linde), and Exponent and was appointed IP director for Cable Components Group, Ennis-Flint (formerly Flint Trading), AG Essence, and others. 

In addition, US Patents 8,326,851 and 10,262,028 were granted to Dr. Grune that describe a portion of his teaching methodology on patent valuation.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Adjunct Professor in the Engineering Graduate and Professional Programs

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1992

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • People's Choice Award. California Clean Energy Fund. 2024
  • Green Technology Award. 7th Annual Rice Alliance Energy & Clean Technology Venture Forum. 2009
  • Environmental Excellence Award. Virginia Manufacturers Association. 2002
  • Kilpatrick Award. AIChE. 2001

Courses Taught

  • EGRMGMT 590: Advanced Topics in Engineering Management

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Wingfield, W; Grune, G; Mason, RL, US Patent 11547116 - Metal Oxide Compounds and Infusion Into Polymer Compounds (2023) [abs].
  • Bradin, D; Grune, G; Trivette, M, US Patent 10344235 - Alternative Fuel and Fuel Additive Compositions (2019) [abs].
  • Grune, G; Wingfield, W; Oehlbeck, M, US Patent 9913787 - Glycerine Based Jelly Compositions (2019) [abs].
  • Grune, G; Plante, D; Tsang, YS, US Patent 10262028 - Simultaneous Intellectual Property Search and Valuation System and Methodology (SIPS-VSM), (2019) [abs].
  • Grune, G, US Patent 9782610 - Non-Endocrine Disrupting, Cytoprotective , UV Radiation Resistant Composition (2017) [abs].