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February 8, 2017

Purdue names top commercialization award winner, recognizes patent recipients

David Nolte David Nolte
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – David Nolte, the Edward M. Purcell Distinguished Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University, was named the 2016 Outstanding Commercialization Award winner Tuesday, Feb. 7. He was among more than 100 other Purdue innovators recognized for having received issued patents in the last fiscal year during the 12th annual Inventors Recognition Reception at Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette.

The top commercialization award is given annually to a faculty member in recognition of outstanding contributions to, and success with, commercializing discoveries from Purdue research. It was established with an endowment gift from the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership Foundation.

Nolte holds 14 patents, has authored three books, co-authored numerous other books, published well over 200 research papers and other publications, won numerous awards and co-founded Animated Dynamics Inc. The company has patented a bio-dynamic imaging technology, called Motility Contrast Tomography, to improve targeted cancer treatments.

“This award is a true honor. Purdue’s model for commercialization of intellectual property serves as an inspiration for other universities around the world,” Nolte said. “I’m pleased to accept this as a member of the greater Purdue community that includes a host of the world’s top minds doing tremendous world-changing research.”

Past recipients of the Outstanding Commercialization Award can be viewed here.

During the 2015-2016 fiscal year, Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization officials reported a record-breaking 376 invention and copyright disclosures, 236 licensing deals, 151 U.S. and global patents issued, 521 global patent applications and $5.45 million in royalty income. They also reported a record 27 startups based on Purdue intellectual property launched in the fiscal year.

Purdue faculty and staff whose inventions were patented in the 2015-2016 fiscal year are:

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

*  Muhammad Ashraful Alam, Jai N. Gupta Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Joshua M. Alexander; assistant professor, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences; College of Health and Human Sciences.

*  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 Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Services; professor (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

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

*  Lonnie D. Bentley, professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

*  Alexandra Boltasseva, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.         

*  J. Stuart Bolton, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.  

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

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

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

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

*  Dong Chen, associate professor; College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science; Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

*  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.

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

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

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

*  Supriyo Datta, Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

*  Darryl Dickerson, associate director, Minority Engineering Program, College of Engineering.

*  Ephraim Fischbach, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

*  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.

*  Mark French, professor, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

*  James L. Garrison, associate professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering; associate professor (by courtesy), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Arun K. 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.

*  Lori Groven, adjunct assistant professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Bumsoo Han, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Qingyou Han, professor and director, Purdue Center for Materials Processing Research, Purdue Polytechnic Institute; professor (by courtesy), School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Carol A. Handwerker, Reinhardt Schuhmann Jr. Professor of Materials Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Environmental and Ecological Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Sherry L. Harbin, professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

*  Richard Hendrickson, senior biochemical engineer, College of Engineering

*  Hugh Hillhouse, adjunct professor, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Y. Charlie Hu, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

*  Davin Huston, assistant professor of practice, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

*  Klein E. Ileleji, associate professor, School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering and College of Agriculture.

*  Pedro Irazoqui, associate head and professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Monika Ivantysynova, director, Maha Fluid Power Research Center, Maha Professor of Fluid Power Systems, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

*  Avinash C. Kak, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Michael D. Kane, associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

*  Karthik Kannan, professor, Management Information Systems, Krannert School of Management.

*  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.   

*  Hilkka I. Kenttämaa, Frank Brown Distinguished Professor of Analytical Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

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

*  Yeong E. Kim, group leader, Purdue Nuclear and Many-Body Theory Group; director, Center for Sensing Science and Technology; professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

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

*  Mark A. Lipton, associate professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

*  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.

*  John Lumkes, associate professor, School of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.

*  Sakkarapalayam Mahalingam, assistant research scientist, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

*  Richard Meilan, professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture.

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

*  Robert J. Moon, adjunct associate professor, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Nathan Scott Mosier, professor, Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Charilaos (Harris) Mousoulis, senior research scientist, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Evgeniy Narimanov, professor, School of Electrical and Computer 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.

*  David E. Nichols, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

*  Cristina Nita-Rotaru, adjunct professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

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

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

*  Alyssa Panitch, adjunct professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Kinam Park, Showalter Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.

*  Johnny Park, research assistant professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  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.

*  Zygmunt Pizlo, professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Services; professor (by courtesy), School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Minghao Qi, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  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.

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

*  Ronald G. Reifenberger, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

*  John R. Rice, W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Department of Mathematics, College of Science.

*  Victor Rodwell, professor emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture.

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

*  Mohamed Seleem, associate professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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

*  Shaili Sharma, associate research scientist & manager, Weldon School of Biomedical 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.

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

*  Jeffrey M. Siskind, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

*  Anthony Smith, associate professor, Department of Computer and Information Technology, Purdue Polytechnic Institute.

*  Steven F. Son, professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Eric Stach, associate professor, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Cynthia V. Stauffacher, professor, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science.

*  Calvin N. Steussy Jr., director, Macromolecular Crystallography Core Facility, Purdue Center for Cancer Research; research associate, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science.

*  Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, director, Purdue Metastable Fluids Advanced Nuclear Research Laboratory; professor, School of Nuclear Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  W. Andy Tao, professor, Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture; professor (by courtesy), Department of Chemistry, College of Science; professor (by courtesy), Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

*  Bernard Tao, professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture and College of Engineering; professor (by courtesy), Environmental and Ecological Engineering, College of Engineering.

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

*  Mithuna Thottethodi, associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.• T. N. Vijaykumar, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

*  Beverly Waisner, professor emerita, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

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

*  Alexander Wei, professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

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

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

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

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

Purdue Research Foundation contact: Curt Slyder, 765-588-3342, caslyder@prf.org 


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