Purdue Research Foundation to recognize faculty, staff who earned patents in 2012-2013

November 20, 2013  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Research Foundation hosted its ninth annual Inventors Recognition Reception Wednesday (Nov. 20) to recognize 54 Purdue University faculty and staff whose discoveries were patented during the 2012-2013 fiscal year.

During the fiscal year July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013, Purdue Research Foundation officials reported 314 invention disclosures, 491 patent applications worldwide, 106 issued patents worldwide and the creation of eight startup companies from Purdue-licensed technologies.

Purdue faculty and staff recognized at the reception were:

* Harvey Abramowitz, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Purdue University Calumet.

* Rakesh Agrawal, Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Jan P. Allebach, Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Venkataramanan Balakrishnan, Michael and Katherine Birck Head, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Richard F. Borch, Lilly Distinguished Professor and Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* 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, Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer and Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Daniel L. Cassens, professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture.

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

* Gary J. Cheng, associate professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

* Edward J. Delp, Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

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

* Stephen J. Elliott, assistant dean for research, College of Technology; director, Biometric Standards, Performance and Assurance Laboratory; associate director, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security.

* Timothy S. Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Steven Frankel, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Suresh V. Garimella, chief global affairs officer; R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Stanton B. Gelvin, Edwin Umbarger Distinguished Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science.

* Arun K. Ghosh, Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, and Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Richard A. Gibbs, associate dean for graduate programs, professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* George Goble, senior systems engineer, Engineering Computer Network, College of Engineering.

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

* Hilkka I. Kenttämaa, professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* Gerhard Klimeck, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Cheng-Kok Koh, associate head, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* David S. Koltick, professor, Department of Physics, College of Science.

* Robert Kramer, NiSource Charitable Foundation Professor of Energy and the Environment; professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Purdue University Calumet; director, Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center.          

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

* Lan-Ying Lee, associate research scientist, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science.

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

* Philip S. Low, Ralph C. Corley Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science; director, Purdue Center for Drug Discovery.

* Kyle D. Lutes, associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, College of Technology.

* Scott A. McLuckey, John A. Leighty Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* Saeed Mohammadi, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* David E. Nichols, emeritus distinguished professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

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

* Zheng Ouyang, associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Libbie S. W. Pelter, associate professor, Department of Chemistry and Physics, Purdue University Calumet.

* Zygmunt Pizlo, professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* D. Marshall Porterfield, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture.

* Karthik Ramani, Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Fred E. Regnier, John H. Law Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, emeritus, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* J. Paul Robinson, SVM Professor  of Cytomics, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical 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.

* Joseph V. Sinfield, associate professor, School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Jeffrey M. Siskind, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science; associate professor, Linguistics Program, College of Health and Human Sciences, College of Liberal Arts.

* Arvind Varma, R. Games Slayter Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, Jay and Cynthia Ihlenfeld Head of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Val J. Watts, associate head, professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Steven T. Wereley, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Yi Xuan, research assistant professor, Birck Nanotechnology Center.

* Peide Ye, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Jeffrey Youngblood, associate professor, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

Peter T. Kissinger, professor of chemistry in the College of Science and recipient of the 2013-2014 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University faculty, will speak at the reception. Kissinger founded Bioanalytical Systems Inc., which he led from 1974-2007. The company is based in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

Business sponsors of the Inventors Recognition Reception include:

* Gold Level: Barnes & Thornburg LLP; Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Stuart & Branigin LLP

* Silver Level: Brinks Gilson & Lione; Ice Miller LLP; Maginot, Moore & Beck LLP

* Bronze Level: Cook Medical; Endocyte; Hartman Global Intellectual Property Law; Valauskas Corder LLC

About Purdue Research Foundation

Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University. The foundation accepts gifts; administers trusts; funds research, scholarships and grants; acquires property; and negotiates research contracts on behalf of Purdue. In the 1990s, the foundation was charged with helping the university in the realm of economic development. The Purdue Research Foundation oversees the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, which is the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country. In addition to the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette, the foundation has established technology parks in other locations around Indiana including Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany.

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, sgmartin@prf.org 

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