Wysocki and Michal Nikodem receive award at 7th Annual Innovation Forum
Prof. Gerard Wysocki and Postdoctoral Research Associate Michal Nikodem have been awarded second place in the 7th Innovation Forum organized by the Princeton’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education. The technology is based on Chirped Laser Dispersion Spectroscopy, or CLaDS, a method for increased speed and sensitivity in detection of potentially harmful industrial gas emissions and atmospheric greenhouse gases. Unlike common sensing techniques that detect gases by measuring how much they absorb, CLaDS detects changes in phase of the laser light interacting with trace chemicals at the molecular level. This new technology, which improves performance without adding costs, has been already tested in the field shows potential for future commercialization. The Keller Center educates leaders for a technology-driven society. Through interdisciplinary engineering courses, experiential learning and entrepreneurship opportunities, the Keller Center equips students with an diverse understanding of technology, the societal applications of engineering, and the requisite leadership skills to make an impact.