Purdue Research Foundation recognizes patent recipients among Purdue faculty and staff, announces outstanding faculty entrepreneur

November 4, 2015  


 

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Sherry Harbin, professor of biomedical engineering and basic medical sciences and founder of GeniPhys Inc., addresses the audience at the 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception after receiving the 2015 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue University Faculty. Purdue faculty and staff at the reception were recognized for receiving a patent during the fiscal year from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. (Purdue Research Foundation photo)
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Research Foundation recognized almost 80 Purdue University faculty and staff members and announced the 2015 Outstanding Commercialization Award recipient for Purdue University Faculty at its 11th annual Inventors Recognition Reception Tuesday (Nov. 3) in the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center at Purdue Research Park.

Sherry Harbin, professor of biomedical engineering and basic medical sciences, was named winner of the 2015 Outstanding Commercialization Award for Purdue Faculty. The award is given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to, and success with, commercializing Purdue research discoveries. It was established with an endowment gift from the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation.

Harbin has 96 total patents from her Purdue innovations. She is the founder of GeniPhys Inc., a life sciences company. Her innovation of self-assembling, bio-instructive collagen materials are used as building blocks to create 3-D tissue and organs outside the human body to support basic biological research, drug discovery and chemical toxicity testing. A video about Harbin and GeniPhys is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMnMSkl3vDI

"I am honored to receive this award. I believe that Purdue has a truly powerful working model for inspiring, empowering and educating for impactful commercialization," she said. "This award does not just recognize me, but also the many members in my team and the environment of entrepreneurship at Purdue."

Purdue faculty and staff at the reception were recognized for receiving a patent during the fiscal year July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. Their inventions have resulted, or may soon result, in commercial applications that will benefit society.

During the 2014-2015 fiscal year, Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization officials reported 317 invention disclosures, 241 licensing deals, 178 U.S. and global patents issued, 415 global patent applications and $6.38 million in royalty income. They also reported that more than 20 startups based on Purdue intellectual property were launched in the fiscal year.

Purdue faculty and staff whose inventions were patented in the 2014-2015 fiscal year are:

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

* Muhammad A. Alam, Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer 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 (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Joerg Appenzeller, scientific director of nanoelectronics, Birck Nanotechnology Center; Barry M. and Patricia L. Epstein Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Aaron Ault, senior research engineer, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Euiwon Bae, senior research scientist, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

* Donald E. Bergstrom, professor emeritus, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Arun K. Bhunia, professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture; professor (by courtesy), Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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

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

* Gary Cheng, associate professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor (by courtesy), School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Ji-Xin Cheng, professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* George T.C. Chiu, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* William S. Cleveland, Shanti S. Gupta Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

* Christopher W. Clifton, professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Department of Statistics, College of Science.

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

* Mark 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, director, Purdue University Rendering and Perceptualization Laboratory; director, Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments; Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Abdullah Eroglu, chair, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

* Timothy S. Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering.

* Suresh V. Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships; director, NSF Cooling Technologies Research Center; R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

* Michael Gulich, director, Office of University Sustainability.

* Wei He, assistant professor of management, Department of Business and Leadership, College of Business, Purdue University North Central.

* E. Daniel Hirleman, Chief Corporate and Global Partnerships Officer, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships; professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Tamm Hoggatt, assistant director, Green Living and Dining, Office of University Sustainability.

* David B. Janes, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Qing Jiang, professor, Department of Nutrition Science, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Kevin M. Keener, professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture; professor (by courtesy), Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.

* David S. Koltick, director, Applied Physics Laboratory; professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

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

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

* Michael R. Ladisch, director, Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering; Distinguished Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering; Distinguished Professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Markus A. Lill, associate professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Verlin Lindley, foreman/machinist, Research Machining Services-Physics Shop, Discovery Park.

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

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

* Abish Malik, research scientist, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Scott 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.

* Nathan Mosier, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.

* Issam Mudawar, director, Boiling and Two-Phase Flow Laboratory; director, Purdue University International Electronic Cooling Alliance; professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Eric A. Nauman, director, College of Engineering Honors Program; director, Human Injury Research and Regenerative Technologies Laboratory; professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Philip E. Nelson, professor emeritus, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture.

* Corey P. Neu, adjunct associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Shimon Y. Nof, director, PRISM Center; professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering.

* David Nolte, Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

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

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

* Libbie S. W. Pelter, associate professor of chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Physics, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, Purdue University Calumet.

* Dimitrios Peroulis, deputy director, Birck Nanotechnology Center; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy) School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* D. Marshall Porterfield, director, Space Life and Physical Sciences, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering; professor, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, College of Agriculture.

* Sunil Prabhakar, head, professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

* Bartek Rajwa, research assistant professor, Bindley Bioscience Center; assistant professor (by courtesy), Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Karthik Ramani, director, C Design Lab; Donald W. Feddersen Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Sanjay G. Rao, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

* J. Paul Robinson, director, Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories; SVM Professor  of Cytomics, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Kaushik Roy, director, Nanoelectronics Research Laboratory; Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Farshid Sadeghi, Cummins Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Sandra San Miguel, associate dean for engagement, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Cagri A. Savran, associate professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Sean Scott, senior research scientist, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Riyi Shi, director, Laboratory of Translational Neuroscience; 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.

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

* Mikhail Slipchenko, research associate professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Scott D. Sudhoff, Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Bernard Tao, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.

* Lynne S. Taylor, professor, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.

* David H. Thompson, professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* John J. Turek, professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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

* Yuan Yao, associate professor, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture.

* Yuehwern Yih, director, Smart Systems and Operations Laboratory; professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Babak Ziaie, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

Business sponsors of the eleventh annual Inventors Recognition Reception were:

* Gold Level: Stuart & Branigin LLP.

* Silver Level: Ice Miller LLP; Hartman Global IP; Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz.

* Bronze Level: Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Brown Rudnick LLP; Cook Medical Inc.; Gutwein Law; Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner PA; and 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; acquires property; protects Purdue's intellectual property; and promotes entrepreneurial activities on behalf of Purdue. The foundation manages the Purdue Foundry, Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization, Purdue Research Park and Purdue Technology Centers. The foundation received the 2014 Incubator Network of the Year from the National Business Incubation Association for its work in entrepreneurship. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org. 

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

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