Jill Crawford-Nichols M.S.

Profile Jill Crawford-Nichols
Professional Title
Technology Development Manager


Jill has years of R&D project experience in the fields of healthcare, academia and design. Prior to joining the University, she worked for a healthcare innovation center, reviewing and developing clinician inventions. Jill received her Masters in Interior Architecture and Product Design from Kansas State University. While at K-State, her focus was in universal design practices, which rooted a strong passion for a career in a field of positive impact. This passion is fulfilled every time she helps the meaningful research of NRRI faculty and students reach the public realm.

As the Technology Development Manager, Jill works with the Business Development team at NRRI determining commercial project needs and opportunities to ensure long-term value from NRRI technologies. She also works closely with the Technology Commercialization Office that serves the entire University system.


  • M.S., Interior Architecture & Product Design, Kansas State University, 2004-2009