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magcorp is revolutionizing the world of magnetics

We harness the power of the world’s premier magnet experts to solve real world problems. Our mission is to meet your business needs for feasibility studies, prototyping or product development by eliminating the confusion that can come from partnering with academic institutions.

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Our Story

Built with success in mind

Founded by staff from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, MagCorp was created to meet the business needs of feasibility studies, prototypes and/or product development.
MagCorp recognized unmet needs in the partnership process:
  • Industry has anxiety over IP and indirect cost negotiation process
  • Relatively slow communication and agreement execution timelines
  • Everyone talks science and nobody talks business
MagCorp is a full-service magnet solutions provider for our clients.

Read more about the MagCorp relationship with the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Florida State University

the Stepwise Engagement Model

MagCorp offers clients a stepwise approach to finding solutions to ensure success.  Clients can begin engagements with more easily fundable, low risk feasibility studies and proof of concepts, and progress to more heavily funded prototyping and commercialization on promising funded projects.  At each designated stage, MagCorp gives clients a GO/NO GO suggestion that offers the option to move forward on the project, or pivot.  This allows clients to achieve a successful solution with smaller investments.

Subject Matter Experts

MagCorp has over 30 subject matter experts with deep technical knowledge in a wide range of fields to bring intellectual horsepower to your fingertips.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Superconductivity
  • MRI
  • Materials
  • Electromagnet systems
  • Magnetic nanoparticles
  • Properties characterization
  • Rare Earth permanent magnets
  • Custom instrumentation
  • Simulations
  • University collaborations
  • National Lab collaborations

Technologies available to license:  Technologies | FSU Office of Research 

Available Magnet Systems:  Measurement Techniques – MagLab 

Meet the team

Jeffrey Whalen, PhD


Jeff Whalen is the Director of MagCorp.  Jeff was a Research Faculty member at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory from 2012 to 2019 where he led a successful materials science and electromagnet systems research group until joining FSU’s Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship as the STEM Entrepreneur in Residence.  Jeff has extensive experience in venture creation having started and operated multiple STEM-enabled companies.

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Abby Queale, Esq.

Chief Legal & Compliance Officer

Abby Queale is the Chief Legal & Compliance Officer of MagCorp. She is a registered patent attorney and is published in both the legal and engineering fields.

Abby sought her passion for innovation by earning a B.S. and M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida and earned her J.D. from Florida State University in 2011. After graduation, she joined FSU’s technology transfer office as Associate General Counsel and Senior Licensing Manager where she had the honor of working with FSU’s brilliant faculty and staff to bring their inventions and creative works to the marketplace. In 2019, Abby was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and left FSU to lead MagCorp.

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Lezlee Richerson

general manager

Lezlee is the General Manager of MagCorp.  She has 19 years of experience in working in research administration at Florida State University and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.  Lezlee is currently the Chief of Staff at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. 

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Amit Bokey

Operations & IT

Amit has more than 20 years of experience as an Information Technology leader and is also an entrepreneur. Amit is an Engineer and an MBA in addition to earning an MS in Information Systems. Amit has worked in various technology leadership roles over the years and has a deep understanding of IT systems and processes including building teams and streamlining processes to reach desired outcomes.

Ryan Sampey

Marketing Intern

Striving to union the current entrepreneurship scene with new technologies to create creative solutions. Former team lead in entrepreneurial and technology focused competitions.

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