Director, Smithsonian Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation
Arthur Daemmrich is the director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. Located in the National Museum of American History, the Lemelson Center carries out research on invention and innovation through history, leads invention education programs to activate the next generation, and creates exhibits that engage some 4 million museum visitors annually. Daemmrich has led research projects analyzing pharmaceutical innovation and regulation, chemical risk, and healthcare systems, and is currently researching sports technology governance. He has published in the fields of science and technology studies, history of technology, and business policy. Previously an associate professor at the University of Kansas and assistant professor at Harvard Business School, he holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.