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May 23, 2019

Innovations for the next 150 years were on display, available for licensing at annual Purdue Technology Showcase


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University and NSWC Crane researchers presented some of their top innovations available for licensing during the third annual Purdue Technology Showcase.

“Innovations for the Next 150 Years” was the theme in honor of the 150th anniversary of Purdue’s founding. Researchers showed off their advancements in materials and manufacturing, technology, agriculture and life sciences.

technology showcase Investors, international corporate executives and entrepreneurs attended the Purdue Technology Showcase on May 16 to learn about the technologies available for licensing through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization. (Purdue Research Foundation image/Hope Sale) Download image

Investors, international corporate executives and entrepreneurs crowded into the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center on May 16 to learn about the technologies available for licensing through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.

The goal of the showcase is to help move pioneering developments to the marketplace as quickly as possible.

“The showcase was once again a huge success as innovators shared novel technologies and research from Purdue and had the opportunity to connect with industry, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists,” said Brooke Beier, vice president of the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization. “It was an incredible opportunity for us all to look to the next 150 years of innovations. Purdue’s incredible ability to solve the world’s problems was showcased and the next step will be working with commercial partners to bring these innovations to market.”

showcase researchers “Innovations for the Next 150 Years” was the theme for the Purdue Technology Showcase, where researchers showed off their advancements in materials and manufacturing, technology, agriculture and life sciences. (Purdue Research Foundation image/Hope Sale) Download image

Meden Isaac-Lam, an associate professor of chemistry at Purdue University Northwest, presented the therapeutics technology her team developed to help treat triple negative breast cancer. It is known as the most aggressive type of breast cancer.

“This showcase is a great opportunity to present my research and share my results on a treatment that can positively impact the lives of people dealing with this disease,” Isaac-Lam said.

The technologies align with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, celebrating the global advancements in health, space, artificial intelligence and sustainability as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. They are the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues.   

A video of the presenting innovators, when available, is linked below following their names:

Materials and Manufacturing
* Tillmann Kubis, Jinying Wang: Shadow-free UV-Light Based Self-Disinfecting Surfaces.
* Bryan Boudouris, Brett Savoie: PTEO – Transparent Conducting Polymers.
* Arman Sabbaghi: Automated Machine Learning for Shape Deviation Modeling in Additive Manufacturing Systems.
* Steven Seghi: Adhesion Improvement via Laser Nanostructuring.
* Jonathan Wilker: High Strength Adhesives from Food Components: Zein Protein and Phenolics.

Technology
* Fu-Chen Chen: Remote Video Analysis for Real-time Crack Detection.
* Walter D. Leon-Salas: Exploiting Photoluminescence Emission of Solar Cells for Optical Communications.
* David Emerson: Mini Automation Control.
* Garth Simpson, Changqin Ding, Chen Li: Axially-offset Differential Interference Contrast. (ADIC) Microscopy for Quantitative Phase Contrast Imaging (QPI) with Wavefront Shaping Method.
* Gerald Miller: Power Generation System for UAV Accessories.
* Lizhi Shang: Displacement Control Hydrostatic Propulsion System of Multi-Rotor VTOL Aircraft.

Agriculture

* Dhananjay Pai: Layer-wise Agglomerated Urea Granules.
* Allan Schinckel, Robert Stwalley: Hog Cooling Panel.
* Ganesan Narsimhan: Prediction of Swelling and Pasting Behavior of Starch Suspensions.
* Chunhua Zhang: A New Herbicide and Non-GMO Crops Resistant to this Herbicide.

Life Sciences

* Xiumin Diao: Cable-Driven Body Weight Support for Gait Rehabilitation.
* Herman Sintim: Dual Kinase/Demethylase Inhibitors of Proliferative Diseases.
* George Naclerio: Antibacterial Agents Against Methicillin and Vancomycin-Resistant Bacteria.
* Meden F. Isaac-Lam: Therapeutics for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.
* Julie Liu: Protein-based Adhesives. 

About Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization           

The Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization operates one of the most comprehensive technology transfer programs among leading research universities in the U.S. Services provided by this office support the economic development initiatives of Purdue University and benefit the university's academic activities through commercializing, licensing and protecting Purdue intellectual property. The office is managed by the Purdue Research Foundation, which received the 2016 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities Award for Innovation from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. For more information on licensing a Purdue innovation, contact the Office of Technology Commercialization at otcip@prf.org. For more information about funding and investment opportunities in startups based on a Purdue innovation, contact the Purdue Foundry at foundry@prf.org.The Purdue Research Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation created to advance the mission of Purdue University.    

Writer: Chris Adam, 765-588-3341, cladam@prf.org 

Source: Brooke Beier, 765-588-3464, blbeier@prf.org


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