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April 3, 2013

Purdue Research Foundation to recognize university researchers who received patents

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Forty-seven Purdue University faculty and staff whose discoveries were patented during the 2011-2012 fiscal year will be recognized Wednesday (April 3) at the Purdue Research Foundation's eighth annual Inventors Recognition Reception.

During the fiscal year July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012, Purdue Research Foundation officials reported 356 invention disclosures, 446 patent applications worldwide, 95 issued patents worldwide and the creation of five startups from Purdue-licensed technologies.

"Purdue faculty, staff and students strive to make people's lives healthier, happier or more productive when they develop new products and processes," said Elizabeth Hart-Wells, assistant vice president and director of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. "The issuance of patents to protect intellectual property increases the potential this work will be translated into products and services for the public. The number of patents issued to Purdue-related discoveries has more than tripled from 31 in 2007-2008, which is a credit to the innovative faculty, staff, post-doctorate students and graduate students throughout the university's campuses."

Faculty and staff researchers to be recognized at the reception are:

* Bruce M. Applegate, associate professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture

* Saurabh Bagchi, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Osman Basaran, Burton and Kathryn Gedge Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Richard B. Borgens, Mari Hulman George Professor of Applied Neuroscience, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; director, Institute for Applied Neurology, Center for Paralysis Research

* Charles A. Bouman, Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Stephen R. Byrn, Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

* William J. Chappell, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Raymond J. Cipra, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Jason V. Clark, assistant professor, School of Mechanical Engineering; assistant professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* R. Graham Cooks, Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

* James A. Cooper, Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Mark S. Cushman, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

* V. Jo Davisson, professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy

* David S. Ebert, Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Ephraim Fischbach, professor, Department of Physics, College of Science

* Timothy S. Fisher, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* William G. Frederick, professor emeritus, Department of Mathematical Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

* James L. Garrison, associate professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering

* Stephen D. Heister, Raisbeck Engineering Distinguished Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics; director, Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories

* Klein E. Ileleji, associate professor and extension engineer, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering

* Monika Ivantysynova, Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture, College of Engineering

* Jere Jenkins, director, Radiation Laboratories, School of Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering

* Alexander V. Kildishev, associate research professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* James V. Krogmeier, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Gary Krutz, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering

* Lawrence A. Kuznar, professor, Department of Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

* David J. Love, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Philip S. Low, Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

* Janice L. McKenzie, visiting scholar, Bindley Bioscience Center

* Suresh K. Mittal, professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine

* Mark T. Morgan, professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture

* David D. Nolte, professor, Department of Physics, College of Science

* Steven D. Pekarek, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Jenna L. Rickus, associate professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering; associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering; College of Engineering

* David A. Sanders, associate professor, Markey Center for Structural Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science

* Robert L. Sedlmeyer, associate chair and associate professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

* Vladimir M. Shalaev, Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* Riyi Shi, professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Yung C. Shin, Donald A. and Nancy G. Roach Professor of Advanced Manufacturing, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Thomas Siegmund, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Garth J. Simpson, professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science

* Daniel T. Smith, senior research scientist, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

* John M. Starkey, associate professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

* Bernard Y. Tao, Indiana Soybean Board Professor in Soybean Utilization, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture, College of Engineering

* Sherry L. Voytik-Harbin, associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine

*Andrew M. Weiner, Scifres Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering

* W. Jason Weiss, professor, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering

Mikhail Atallah, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the College of Science, will receive the 2012-2013 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty at the reception. He co-founded Arxan Technologies Inc. in 2001 and has served on its board of scientific advisers since then. The company has developed software protection that is used in more than 200 million computing devices.

Previous recipients include Lonnie D. Bentley, professor of computer and information technology; Stephen R. Byrn, the Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry; Alok Chaturvedi, professor of management; R. Graham Cooks, the Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry; the late Leslie A. Geddes, the Showalter Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biomedical Engineering; Philip Low, the Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry; Karthik Ramani, the Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Fred Regnier, the J.H. Law Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry; and George Wodicka, head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. The award was established with an endowment gift from the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation.

Business sponsors of the Inventors Recognition Reception include:

* Gold Level: Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Stuart & Branigin LLP

* Silver Level: Ice Miller LLP, Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer LLP

* Bronze Level: Hartman Global Intellectual Property Law, Valauskas Corder LLC

About Purdue Research Foundation

The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. Established in 1930, the foundation accepts gifts, administers trusts, funds scholarships and grants, and acquires property on behalf of Purdue. The foundation oversees the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, which operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the United States. In the 1990s, the foundation was charged with helping the university in the realm of economic development. The foundation oversees the Purdue Research Park, which is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country.

Note to Journalists: The media are invited to attend the eighth annual Inventors Recognition Reception. The awards presentation will take place in the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center, 1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m., and is preceded by the reception at 5:30 p.m. Interviews with faculty researchers or Elizabeth Hart-Wells, director of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, can be arranged through Steve Martin, (765) 588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org.

Purdue Research Foundation contact:     

Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org

Source:

Elizabeth Hart-Wells, 765-588-3473, eahart-wells@prf.org