The Keller Center: Innovation Forum 2009
Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education showcased a dozen new technologies during its fourth annual Innovation Forum, held April 2.
Co-sponsors of the event were the Jumpstart New Jersey Angel Network and Princeton's Office of Technology Licensing.
This year, for the first time, the top three innovations were awarded research funds. The funds, totaling $40,000, were awarded to the principal investigators doing the research that these commercially ripe technologies are based upon:
FIRST PLACE: $25,000
Deep Penetrating Upconverting Nanoparticles for Photodynamic Cancer Therapy
Presenter: Stephanie Budijono, graduate student chemical engineering
Principal Investigator: Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical engineering in collaboration with Yiguang Ju, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, and Jingning Shan, associate research scholar in mechanical and aerospace engineering
SECOND PLACE: $10,000
Ultra Efficient Laser Spectroscopic Trace-Gas Sensors for Sensor Networks and Portable Chemical Analysis
Presenter: Stephen So, postdoctoral research associate in electrical engineering
Principal Investigator: Gerard Wysocki, assistant professor in electrical engineering
Video of the entire Keller Center Fourth Annual Innovation Forum. For separate videos of each presenter, click here.