Tim Studt, MBA, served in a variety of senior editorial positions at Advantage Business Media for more than 28 years, most recently as Editor-in-Chief of R&D Magazine and Laboratory Design, and he today is a regular contributor to Advantage Business Media’s educational webinars. He has worked on the R&D 100 Awards program for many years, and currently serves on the R&D 100 Awards Committee. Tim has also authored R&D Magazine’s annual Global R&D Funding Forecast for the past 26 years, and continues to write trend reports and feature articles for R&D Magazine. He has presented highlights of the R&D Global Funding Forecast at the 2016 R&D 100 Conference.
Tim is currently the Consulting Editor for R&D and writes a weekly column—R&D Index: Market Pulse—for the R&D Daily e-Newsletter at the top of each week. The R&D Index is a weekly stock market summary of the top 25 industrial R&D spenders involved in research and development, including pharmaceutical, automotive, ICT, and organizations who have invested a cumulative total of more than $170 billion in R&D or approximately 10.8 percent of all the R&D spent in the world by government, industries and academia combined. The companies chosen for the R&D Index have large sophisticated internal and global R&D organizations, with each company investing between $4.3 and $11.7 billion annually in their R&D efforts. Tim has a BS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MBA from Lewis University.