Celebrate Princeton Invention 2013
Celebrate Princeton Invention showcases the researchers involved in technology transfer,
from invention to disclosure, patenting and licensing.
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2013 Featured Inventors
Portable Sensors Measure Air Pollutants - Mark Zondlo, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Portable air sensors that can detect greenhouse gases could help air quality managers and researchers understand how to mitigate air pollution. A Princeton team led by Mark Zondlo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, has developed new sensors for detecting nitrous oxide, the third-worst greenhouse gas, as well as ammonia and carbon monoxide. The handheld technology replaces large devices that cannot be used in the field.
Drugs that travel directly to a disease site such as a tumor could help increase effectiveness while reducing side effects. Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry, and his colleagues have developed a new technique for fastening drugs to antibodies to create drug-antibody conjugates capable of traveling to specific sites of disease.
Process Offers a Domestic Solution to Rising Fuel Demand - Christodoulos Floudas, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Researchers have developed a new process for characterizing which materials are best for separating carbon dioxide from the gas streams of various sources such as natural gas and coal-based power plants. The work is led by Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer ’63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science.
Robotic Bioreactor Produces Proteins - Megan McClean, Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Megan McClean, an associate research scholar in Princeton’s Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, has developed an automated system for controlling the production of a desired protein by yeast cells. These cells are commonly grown in bioreactors and harnessed to produce protein-based pharmaceuticals and other products. McClean’s system uses blue light and a system known as optogenetics to turn on protein production in these cells.
Physics professor Michael Romalis and his team have developed some of the world’s most sensitive magnetometers for applications ranging from the detection of landmines to the diagnosis of health conditions, such as epilepsy and cardiac arrhythmias.
A student team (pictured) created a refreshment product based on on barley tea, which has long enjoyed a following in Asia but is relatively unknown in the U.S. market. The team developed their business plan and sample product with the help of Princeton’s eLab, one of several programs that offer entrepreneurial training for undergraduates.
Technology Takes 3-D Images of Living Organisms - Jason Fleischer, Department of Electrical Engineering
A new microscope produces high-quality 3-D images by observing objects as they flow through a liquid channel beneath the microscope’s lens. The microscope is especially useful for the life sciences, according to Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Jason Fleischer, because it allows living animals to be imaged in an aquatic, stress-free environment.
Liquid Light: Startup Creates Industrial Chemicals From Waste - Andrew Bocarsly, Department of Chemistry
Liquid Light Inc., a startup company located in Monmouth Junction, N.J., is developing technology to produce industrial chemicals and fuels from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, a low-cost and abundant carbon source. The technology originated in the laboratory of Andrew Bocarsly, professor of chemistry.
The reception was supported by generous donations from
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