Robust Droop Control for Parallel Operated Inverters
This technology provides a modification to the conventional droop control systems that is able to handle system disturbances to allow accurate proportional load sharing among parallel-operated inverters.
A Simulated Radiation Detector using RFID Technology
The technology utilizes radiofrequency as a safe alternative to harmful radiation and also allows a system to quantify the simulated exposure more exactly so as to fairly represent the simulation to the preferred event, e.g., a nuclear disaster.
Developing Sustainable Pollinator Gardens for Habitat, Water Conservation and Education
The primary goal of this project is educating students and citizenry about sustainability by creating sustainable pollinator gardens on campus that can serve as observatories and laboratories as well as beautiful habitats. We will provide outreach to the community so they can learn how to conserve and restore habitat.
Water Recovery from Air
PRD Tech, Inc. has developed a unique, hand-held, solid-state process, with no moving parts, that can recover clean, drinking water from ambient air. Currently, drinking water systems attempt to purify available water, and are useless in areas, like dessert, where there is no water available.
A Model for Noninvasive Diagnosis of Eye Tumor and Estimation of Core Body Temperature by Ocular Surface Temperature
This technology provides an accurate method for detecting early-stage, asymptomatic intraocular tumors that can possibly save patients' eyes by using infrared thermography to detect intraocular tumors. Further, it estimates core body temperature, without requiring physical contact.
Highly efficient Silicon Heterojunction Technology for lower LCOE
CEA-INES develops a proprietary heterojunction technology with a demonstrated 2,400 cells/hour production yield and solar cell efficiency performances up to 22.2% with 6Ã¢â‚¬Â wafers. Bi-facial mode allows modules increasing the production yield in real conditions. CEA-INES has a clear plan for improving efficiency and module power towards 24% and 360W.
PowerAce: A software tool to optimize scheduling of electric power generation O&M plans
Power Market Engineers in ISOs/Utilities use PowerAce software to optimize scheduling of medium and short-term power generation O&M plans allowing ISOs to reduce 5% in operation (fuel and ancillary services) cost and promote renewable energy integration by 7%, and Utilities to save 80 labor-hour/day resulting from planning failures.
Nutrient Recovery Unit for Waste Streams
Nutrients in wastewater are currently causing algae blooms in water bodies, which renders the water unusable. The Ammonia+ Recovery Unit, developed by PRD Tech, Inc., can recover the Nitrogen and Phosphorus and convert them to useful fertilizers. Applications are at municipal plants, farms and food waste bioreactors.
Inventors at Georgia Tech and the University of Colorado have developed a method to capture sites of rNMP incorporation in genomic DNA. The method allows the analysis of the sites of rNMP incorporation with high-throughput sequencing and identification of the profile of rNMP incorporation in genomic DNA.
A Device and A Method to Estimate the Tension of Torque-Shear High Strength Bolts
The invention relates to a digital device and a method for measuring the axial load of a torque-shear-type high strength bolt when the bolt is clamped.
SureScrub Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Needleless Connector Disinfectant Device
This technology is a single use device designed to quickly and thoroughly disinfect needleless connectors in healthcare settings. By incorporating spinning bristles and a disinfectant sponge, this device mechanically disinfects the connector for a pre-set amount of time. A prototype has been completed and shows promise in preliminary testing.
Wearable Technologies for Joint Health Assessment
Researchers developed sensing modalities for providing an assessment of knee health. These modalities include sounds and swelling of the joint. The vision is to create braces, sleeves, and wraps that sense the health of the joint, and provide informed decision aids to users and caregivers alike.
Passive Underwater Acoustic Markers for Navigation and Information Encoding for High Frequency SONARS
This technology is an entirely passive acoustic tag (referred to as an "AcoustiCode") to mark underwater targets. The lack of powered electronics makes it very low cost and simple to manufacture and allows it to be deployed long term without maintenance.
Noise suppression scheme based on phase locked loop for non-contact vital sign detection
Inventors have developed and demonstrated the use of a non-contact vital sign detection system using phase locked loop (PLL) to automatically suppress the residual phase noise. When compared to a similar but unlocked setup, results show that the developed system improves signal to noise ratio by 50% at 50 cm.
A Nano-Silver and Zeolite Solution: Ceramic Water Filters for Disinfection and Hardness Removal
Phase I results include local contextualization for implementation of this technology by household surveys and water quality testing in Oaxaca, Mexico; preparation of a silver nanoparticle and zeolite enabled ceramic water filter; and design of a filter holder that can be easily be adopted to existing water vessels and bottles.
Supercooled Metal Particles
SAFI-Tech's supercooled metal technology takes the heat out of soldering and will transform printed and flexible electronics with its liquid metal balloons. These tiny balloons filled with liquid metal when popped release the liquid metal from inside which then turns solid without external heating.
Web-based Tool to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Coal Power Plants
This technology aims to increase public awareness of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for energy production and how emissions can be lowered by co-firing biomass in power plants. The innovative web-based expert decision support system includes integrated models that captures the trade-offs between operational costs and GHG emissions.
Reconfigurable Haptic Knobs
Human-machine interactions largely exploit the sense of vision, with the risk of saturating the user. Conveying sensory information through a quality haptic interface can enrich the dialogue with the user and offer new forms of interaction between humans and increasingly complex systems.
A Novel Wave Energy Converter with Mechanical Motion Rectifier
This is a Wave Energy Converter(WEC) prototype embedded with a mechanical structure that we call the Mechanical Motion Rectifier(MMR), this structure can largely increase the efficiency of its power take-off(PTO) that extracts power from water waves.
Light Activated Hydrogen Energy System
Laser Hydrides fabricated into compact disks sharing similar properties with audio CDs react when exposed to laser light by changes at the molecular level, allowing hydrogen trapped within the disk to be set free, delivered to a fuel cell which powers an electric motor with exhaust of just clean water.
Biosourced materials for the delivery of lipophilic or fragile therapeutic actives
This technology is based on the combination of biopolymers such as collagen or polysaccharides (cellulose, hyaluronic acid & chitosan) with lipid nanoparticles (LipidotsÃ‚Â®) or Cyclodextrin. These new complexed biomaterials are particularly suitable for the delivery of lipophilic drugs/ingredients, with new properties in terms of biodegradation, biosafety and shaping.
Enhanced Information Security Monitoring using Analog Signals
This technology serves as a measurement framework that uses micro-benchmarks to capture and catalog program-dependent signals at specific frequencies. The end-goal of these inventions lies in preventing potential attackers from penetrating and obtaining sensitive/secret information within the computer.
All Solid State Rechargeable Microbattery
A microbattery is a thin film energy storage solution enabler for autonomous smart object thanks to its unique characteristics (safe, all solid state, rechargeable, free form factor) combining electrical benefits of capacitors and batteries.
Low Cost and High Performance Fuel Cells Fed with Biomass-Derived Feedstock
ISU researchers have developed a high performance low cost biomass fuel cell technology that can be directly fed with biomass wastes/residuals, biorefinery or pyrolytic streams as fuels.
Increasing data density on silicon photonics
Passive silicon photonic functional building block that cancels crosstalk between very closely-spaced parallel waveguides increasing the data density of integrated circuits and interconnects.
Nonthermal Plasma Synthesis of Core/Shell Nanocrystals
Core shell nanocrystals are advanced materials that are beginning to be used for a variety of applications such as solar cells, cell phone displays, computers and other optoelectronic devices. This technology increases production efficiencies by optimizing yield of particles and by minimizing waste of expensive starting materials.
Graphene research and innovation
Graphene and related 2D materials have properties that can create new and enhance existing technology in many areas: electronics, energy storage, multifunctional composites, health etcetera.
Graphene research and Innovation
Graphene and related 2D materials have properties that can create new and enhance existing technology in many areas: electronics, energy storage, multifunctional composites, health etcetera.
Heat Integrated Reactive Distillation Process for Synthesis of Bio-Based Chemicals and Conversion of CO2 to Alkyl Carbonate
The E3Tec Team has developed heat integrated reactive distillation (HIRD) process equipped with side reactors. The process is applied to esterification of selected esters of organic acids to replace petroleum-based plasticizers and conversion of captured CO2 to value-added chemical products.
Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells with Graphene Electrodes
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12% when they are illuminated from both sides.
Particulates that Record Thermal History and Require No Power Input
This technology employs very durable inorganic particles to record thermal history over a range of 100Ã‚Â°C to 400Ã‚Â°C. Particles record a comprehensive profile of the local thermal history. Technology potentially enables a wide variety of sensor formats such as printable inks or coatings.
Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to High Value Chemicals
CO2, a by-product of industrial chemical processes, has been electrochemically converted to a series of high value long-chained hydrocarbons and alcohols. These products offer higher value in comparison to typical products i.e. formic acid and carbon monoxide.
Daytona Beach, FL
Phase-change Material Wall Insulation
A novel insulation design utilizing phase-change materials.
Chemical Separation of Rare-earth elements
ISU researchers have developed a method to effectively recycle rare earth elements through dissolution rate gradients and simple REDOX reactions allowing for aqueous processing. This replaces the need for dangerous and environmentally unfriendly practices.
All anisotropic transmissive or reflective objects generate their own distinctive polarization-sensive response by which we can get useful information of the objects such as thin film material property and geometrical shape of nano-patterns. This technology is called spectro-polarimetry/ellipsometry. Our technology can provide this information in real time speed.
Modular Ammonia Synthesis
Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis (EC2NH3) at ambient alkaline conditions can generate ammonia at a low-cost for small-scale systems and point-of-use applications. The technology proposes to operate at scales where the capital and energy-intensive Haber Bosch process is unable to leverage economies of scale.
Plasma-Driven Biodiesel and Chemical Production
An AC-powered liquid-plasma process and reactor for biodiesel production offers extremely rapid reaction time (under (one second) and a high conversion rate with lower energy input than current process. It has been demonstrated in biodiesel production and has the potential for similar efficiencies in related chemical reactions.
From Physical To Virtual: Optimizing the Apparel Product Development Process to Reduce Solid Waste in Apparel Production. Development and testing of a hybrid MISi/3D Prototyping system.
Our project proposes that waste reduction in apparel production can be achieved through increased efficiency in the product development phase through the development of 3D technology that utilizes MSI data. This is a university student project.
An environmentally friendly cotton waste upcycling technique
Recycling cotton waste to manufacturing high quality fibers
Additively manufactured biofilters
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is utilized in producing high surface area bio-filters for wastewater treatment bioreactors
Additively manufactured biofilters
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is utilized in producing high surface area bio-filters for wastewater treatment bioreactors
High quality ultrathin single crystal diamond membranes
A new method for fabricating ultrathin membranes (100nm) from single crystal diamonds that offers high surface and geometric qualities suitable for a wide range of applications including optical and sensing.
Three-Step Ammonia Air Scrubber Design
We are designing second part of a three-step system to remove harmful ammonia from an ammonia-saturated water stream using a manure-based biochar filter to be implemented in water processes in dairy housing facilities.
Solar Cell Technology
Presented is a technique capable of recycling a substrate using a nanostructure, a dielectric layer and a resin layer to manufacture a solar cell, using the separation plate to prepare a solar cell. By using the electroless etching method, it is possible to manufacture a solar cell efficiently and effortlessly.
Passive anti-vibration structures
The X-shaped anti-vibration structure can provide flexible and adjustable stiffness up to zero and adjustable nonlinear damping characteristic i.e., high damping for high vibration but low damping for small vibration.
Electrically Regenerated Ion-Exchange (ERI) Technology for Nitrate Removal from Groundwater
Electrically regenerated ion-exchange (ERI) operates with two repeating steps to treat nitrate-contaminated groundwater for drinking purposes. In step 1, nitrate is removed using a novel electrode to produce nitrate-free water. In step 2, electrodes are electrically regenerated to create waste (reject) brine, and prepare electrodes for reuse in step 1.
Microwaves for managing weeds
New method of microwave transmission that can be used to effectively manage weeds. As there is a shift away from herbicides due to environmental concerns and resistance development increases costs, the microwave method proposed provides a cost comparable replacement to herbicides for broad-acre farming and urban applications.
Point-of-Care Micro Biochip for Cancer Diagnostics
NJIT's point of care (POC) micro bio-chip is an innovative / state-of-the-art sensing technology capable of diagnosing certain cancers from a small blood sample drawn from a finger prick.
Social Learning Platform and Collaborative Design Process for a Net Positive Outdoor Sustainability Learning Center
This project is working to achieve schematic design for an outdoor education space, while using community input, best practice research, 3D modeling, solar analysis, and energy modeling to ensure the space is net-zero in regards to energy, water, and waste.
Beneficial reuse of PCBs (poly-chlorinated biphenyls) as new materials
This technology focuses on reuse PCBs in oil matrix. It combines de-chlorination and hydrogenation in one system, using the same catalyst and under low temperatures. Catalysts and carrier gases are recyclable in industrial settings.
Screening Method for the Anti-Cancer Substance Hindering the Functions of TMF4SF5 and the Anti-Cancer Composite Containing Chalcone Compound
Screening method for TMF4SF5 anti-cancer substance and the anti-cancer composite using this. This compound improves functions of the anti-cancer compound and reduces external damage and toxic reaction to maximize the anti-cancer effect by screening the substances that hinder production and transition of several cancer cells.
Safer Paint Stripper Alternatives
This technology describes some alternate paint stripper formulations in an effort to reduce the health, safety and toxicity concerns related to methylene chloride, toluene, and methanol, while maintaining similar performance.
Metabolic Engineering of Anaerobic Fungal Pathways for the Production of Biofuels and Antimicrobial Compounds
A method of manipulating metabolic networks and pathways within anaerobic gut fungi for their use in the production of novel polyketide synthases (PKSs).
Technology Transfer: Spin in and Spin off for Innovation Bridging
Visibility for several ground breaking technologies developed under the FFRDCs at MITRE, and creating opportunities for others to benefit from the government investment to spur economic development in the USA.
A Decision Support Tool for Identifying Wastewater Contamination in Rural Streams
The overarching goal of this interdisciplinary research endeavor is to establish a field and laboratory protocol as well as a decision support tool for detecting and monitoring onsite wastewater discharges in rural streams.
Safer and Effective Alternatives to Methylene Chloride for Paint Stripping Applications
The objective of this research is to identify and evaluate alternatives to methylene chloride that have equal or better paint stripping performance and do not introduce any significant environmental, health, and safety hazards.
Electrode Material for Supercapacitor Using Carbon Fibers
Technology capable of manufacturing a porous carbon nanofibers having a high specific surface area by changing the composition of a spinning solution when a carbon fibers is manufactured through elecrospinning which is possible to manufacture
Low-cost Digital Ground Penetrating Radar
Digital innovations in the control and signal processing of ground penetrating radars enable low-cost high performance scanning of underground infrastructure and through structure features. Pipes, beams and other hidden items are identified and mapped into digital information databases (BIM, GIS) for archiving, analysis and condition assessment.
Sustainable and Smart Solar Power-Controlled Apparel
A garment prototype that integrates flexible solar products for optimal solar power control and energy harvesting is developed.
The manufacturing method of the transparent polycrystalline aluminum oxynitride
By removing nearly all pores inside the sinter, the technology allows to create polycrystalline aluminum oxynitride ceramic in which the substantial transparency is 95Ã¯Â¼â€¦ or greater.
Thin film to increase bandwidth in optical fiber communication systems
A nanostructured thin film that selectively filters light based on its elliptical polarization state. The use of the thin film in optical communication systems would enable another form of data modulation, which could effectively increase the data bandwidth.
Energy Generation from Carbonaceous and Nitrogenous Pollutants via Ammonium, Methane, and Carbon Dioxide Reformation
The present groups AD, EDI, and SOFC to convert energy in organics and nitrogen pollutants to electric energy. In this invention system, the microorganism community of AD process metabolizes complicated organics to biogas and digestate containing NH4+. Biogas collected and NH3 gas converted into NH4+ collected yield electricity.
Selenbact is range of veterinary products containing selenium nanoparticles with antibacterial properties, in special nanocomposite with polymeric substance creating gel-like film preventing attachment and the growth of microorganisms responsible for infections. Nanocomposite was developed and tested with emphasis on maximum efficiency and for easier and effective application in veterinary field.
Selenbact is range of veterinary products containing selenium nanoparticles with antibacterial properties, in special nanocomposite with polymeric substance, creating gel-like film preventing attachment and growth of microorganisms responsible for infections. Unique nanocomposite was developed with emphasis on maximum efficiency and for easier and effective application in the veterinary field.
Far field Wireless Power Transfer
The technology is on a concept for a far field wireless power transfer prototype, using resistor emulation and Dickson charge pumps to increase the efficiency of the wireless power transfer.
Rapid Detection of Drugs-of-abuse in Urine and Oral Fluid by Mass Spectrometry
Direct analysis of drugs-of-abuse in urine and oral fluid can be achieved using ambient ionization techniques. Only simple and rapid extraction is involved in the analysis. The limit-of-detection of drugs can fulfill the requirement of international standards. The analytical time can be greatly reduced using the new techniques.
Recovery of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets for Reuse
This project aims to develop an industrial scale technology for profitably recovering and reusing rare earth permanent magnets (REPMs) to maximize rare earth resource efficiency. Focus will be put on recovering from motors and hard disk drives, and on exploring options of reprocessing recovered REPMs.
Improving Bulk copper Mechanical Properties with Nanoparticles
A simple and cost effective method for strengthening copper wires, contacts and other mechanincal elements by the addition of nanoparticles to the bulk metal during production.
Affordable Shock-Resistant Biogas Digester for Fueling Cooking Stoves in Rural Ethiopia
Our biogas digester provides clean cooking fuel as an alternative to commonly used biomass fuel sources. The design will focus on reliability and ease of use to impact a wide range of people.
Smart and Connected Residential Water Quality Community
This project aims to address the great void in water quality information at the household level through the development of easy, inexpensive and internet-connected probes that will create a connected community of users and water utilities.
Keratin-Based Adsorbents for Removal of Heavy Metals from Water
Keratin-based adsorbents were synthesized from chicken feathers and used as an adsorbent material for the removal of heavy metals from water. They were incorporated into a sand bed for at-source treatment of drinking water. We see possible application of this technology in countries with developing economies.
Voluntary Intention Driven Hybrid Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)-robotic Exoskeleton for Coordinated Upper Limb Rehabilitation after Stroke
A voluntary intention driven robotic exoskeleton integrated with electrical muscle stimulation was designed for upper limb rehabilitation after stroke. The system can guide the muscle coordination in the paralyzed limb during the training , and thus result in much more prominent recovery than the traditional methods in pilot clinical trials.
High Strength Lignin Based Plastics
Lignin is a byproduct of papermaking and the 50 million metric tons of lignin generated worldwide is predominantly burned as fuel. Since lignin comprises 30% of woody biomass and these new lignin plastics contain at least 80% lignin, this technology is a truly renewable, bio-compatible plastic.
Bisphenol A (BPA) Free Epoxies Useful in Making Safer Food and Beverage Can Coatings
This technology is looking to eliminate toxic can coatings from the food and beverage products with an innovative and proprietary BPA-free epoxy without compromising the quality and taste. This new formulation can be easily manufactured in the existing infrastructure and has equivalent or better characteristics than conventional epoxy.
Traumatic brain injury induced AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease is thwarted by co-administration of nanowired neprilysin and cerebrolysin
Military personnel are vulnerable to traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and AlzheimerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s disease (AD) as evidences with increased levels amyloid beta peptide in the cerebrospinal fluid and brain parenchyma. We found that co-administration of nanowired neprilysin and cerebrolysin prevented increased AÃŽÂ²P levels in brain thus mitigating AD pathology.
Integrated Photonic Devices for ultrahigh-speed, space-division multiplexing optical coherence tomography
Label-free and non-destructive imaging technologies with micron-scale resolutions and hundreds of frames per second imaging speed are greatly desirable for biomedical applications.
Novel HIV vaccine
This recombinant vaccine optimises anti-viral host responses, both in mucosal tissue and systemically, using a new adjuvant strategy and delivery regimen. Currently in late preclinical trials, the vaccine shows strong potential for treatment and immunization against HIV. The strategy is a platform technology with applications against other intracellular pathogens.
Uncoated novel MEMS humidity sensor
Our technology will provide reliable and cheap alternatives for humidity measurement. Our idea focuses on using MEMS resonators to detect the changes in the thermal properties of air by directly changing the output of the oscillator eliminating the degrading polymer layer in humidity sensors and achieving longer lifespan.
Biopolymers for Sustainable Agricultural Solutions
Investigate the innovative use of a biopolymer compound, produced from Rhizobium tropici sp., on the enhanced germination rate of tomato plants, and its impact on enhanced nutrient adsorption of the plants, using hydroponics experiments.
Soil Strengthening and Cementation
This technology uses environmentally friendly agricultural urease to create microbial induced carbonate precipitation to cement loose soils and improve the strength of the soil to facilitate construction in a much cheaper method with less harmful by products and prevent soil erosion.
Developing Novel Non-volatile, Reusable, Biodegradable Solvents from Biodiesel-Waste Glycerol
We are developing a novel reusable, biodegradable, non-volatile solvent system based on waste glycerol from biodiesel synthesis and simple, biodegradable salts. This should alleviate a waste stream, reduce costs of molecular solvent purchase and disposal, and provide revenue for biodiesel producers.
Ammonia Removal During Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion Increasing Energy Generation and Reactive Nitrogen Recovery
The proposed process will recover ammonia during anaerobic digestion using membrane technology thereby significantly increasing digester energy production and retaining the fertilizer value of the digester effluent.
Paramagnetic Polymers for Improved Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Current MRI contrast agents do not clear easily from patientsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ bodies. Researchers at UCSB and UC Berkley created a new polymer used in magnetic polymers that have been used in tissues to enhance MRI images and their chemical properties suggest they should clear more easily from living organisms.
Biomass greenhouse heating system
Integration of biomass heating technologies such as biochar kiln, solar thermal collector, aquaponics, anaerobic digestion, composting, etc.
Rapid Detection of Pathogens in Food
Highly sensitive, low cost, rapid microbial detection methods that are robust enough to be easily used in manufacturing environments such as a food processing facility. Two assays have been developed; one that uses a color change indicator and the other requires a simple fluorometer.
Electrical Detector for Detecting Liquid Metal Leaks
PPPL designed an electrical detector for detecting liquid metal leaks based on metalsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ electrical conductivity. The leak signal is transmitted to a safety control device, which shuts off power supply for the liquid metal device upon detection of leaks.
Lossless Droplet Manipulation Conferred by a Flexible Transparent Nanofilm
Precise capture, manipulation and transfer of very small volumes of liquids (nano- and picolitres) is required in various applications including droplet-based microfluidics. We have developed a one step process to make a flexible transparent nanofilm with highly adhesive superhydrophobic properties that confers lossless droplet transfer between surfaces.
Vapor Phase Catalyst for High Efficiency Renewable Monomer Production
Petrochemical monomers may be manufactured utilizing glucose, fructose or furans as a starting material to create high value chemicals such as para-xylene - used to make plastic bottles - and isoprene or butadiene Ã¢â‚¬â€œ used to make rubber articles such as tires.
High Modulus, High Conductivity, Multivalent Ion Conductors
Smaller, lighter more energetic batteries are enabled by this technology. This new polymer electrochemical system could replace Li+ batteries and presents a strategy to design more energy dense batteries.
High Performance Composite and Concrete Structures with Smart Microfibers
An innovative fiber reinforcement technology for cementitious or plastic composite structures that employs in-situ shrinking microfibers to provide supplemental strength-enhancing compressive stresses is presented.
Capacitive deionization coupling with solar energy for brackish water desalination
Capacitive deionization employs two charged porous electrode removing salt from water, which is energetically efficient especially for brackish water desalination. Coupling with solar power, capacitive deionization serves not only the desalination cell, but energy storage instrument. It will be an energy sustainable system solving water scarcity.
Design of a Single-Bed Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Based Medical Oxygen Concentrator
A single-bed, proprietary design of Rapid Pressure Swing Adsorption Process was developed for the miniaturization of portable and home medical oxygen concentrators (MOCs). A prototype unit is currently under testing to demonstrate our novel MOC technology. The prototype continuously supplies 1-3 SLPM of 94% O2 from compressed ambient air.
Rapid bacterial capture for filtration and identification
Fluid-screen combines microfluidics, microelectronics, and microbiology to detect bacterial contamination in 30 minutes as opposed to days. The device concentrates bacteria from contaminated samples to sterilize samples or identify contaminants. Manufacturing, food, pharmaceutical, environmental, and any other industry that needs to detect bacterial contamination quickly will benefit from the product.
Label-Free Transistor-Based Biosensor
Portable, label-free detection of biomolecules such as DNA, proteins, antibodies and lectins is possible with a new potentiometric technology employing an electrolyte-gated transistor (EGT) coupled to a microfluidic reservoir.
Newport News, VA
Nuclear Physics Detector Technology for Radioisotope based Molecular Imaging
Novel high energy particle detector technologies used in nuclear physics research are leveraged to build application specific radioisotope detectors and imaging cameras for biomedical and ecological research applications. The technologies have been applied to cancer detection in humans and photosynthesis studies in plants.
Preventing brain damage by co-administration of nanowired cerebrolysin with TNF-alpha antibodies in concussive head injury following sleep deprivation
Sleep deprivation in military is very common. When concussive head injury occurs in sleep deprived soldiers, the magnitude and intensity of brain damage is enhanced. We found that co-administration of nanowired cerebrolysin with tumor necrosis factor alpha antibodies remarkably reduce brain damage and improve functional recovery.
High Rate Sedimentation Tank for Hydraulic Water Treatment
Sedimentation is the slowest, thus largest and most costly, process in a water treatment plant process train. The goal is to greatly increase the flow velocity in an upflow sedimentation tank, allowing for a significant decrease in the tank size and therefore in the associated large construction and material costs.
Pristine Low-Cost Large-Area Graphene Sheets
Graphene is an advanced material with excellent properties related to conductivity, toughness, flexibility and transparency; but several factors hinder grapheneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s market entry including material cost, purity and process scalability. Large-Area Graphene films grown from electrically activated coal bypasses market entry issues and enhances national security by local resource usage
Novel Therapy for Bone Regeneration
We have discovered and developed the role of the Osteoactivin molecule to regenerate bone that will provide enhanced relief from those military personnel and patients suffering from trauma induced bone fractures requiring bone grafting with no toxic effects and side effects.
Metal-doped TiO2 as photocatalyst for removal of estrogenic activity from municipal wastewater effluent.
A TiO2 metal-doped surface coating will be placed on glass tubing. Using only sunlight as an energy input for this photocatalyst, we aim to degrade bioactive compounds in effluents. A newly established TriFishER assay for estrogenic activity will serve to evaluate the effectiveness of this advanced oxidative process.
Tumor Detection Using novel texture analysis methods
Novel technique to improve computer-aided diagnosis accuracy and clinical work-flow efficiency in the detection and classification of different tissue types and segmented diseased tissues
Selective Reductant Electrowinning via Coal Electrolysis
Ohio UniversityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s patented technology, Selective Reductant Electrowinning (SRE) process allows the recovery and recycling of metals with significant advantages when compared to traditional electrowinning: lower energy consumption, high purity material recovery, and has higher selectivity. This is demonstrated through metal recovery from coal prior to combustion.
Novel neuroprotective strategies using TiO2 nanodelivery of cerebrolysin and mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of blast head injury
Blast head injury (BHI) is complex comprising multifactorial forces like, concussive, piercing, explosive and lacerative tissue injuries in soldiers at the battle field. BHI is difficult to treat using available therapies. We found that TiO2 nanodelivery of cerebrolysin with mesenchymal stem cells has superior effects on neuroprotection in BHI.
Advanced Liquid Centrifuge Using Differentially Rotating Cylinders
Researchers in the Department of Astrophysical Sciences and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University have designed an advanced liquid centrifuge using differentially rotating cylinders and optimized boundary conditions. The unique design of the cylinders allows for an enhancement of separation efficiency over that of conventional centrifuges rotating at comparable speeds.
Motion Estimation Free Video Denoising by Patch Group Prior Aided Deep Learning
We learn a patch group prior model from videos, and integrate it into the deep learning framework, developing an effective video denoising algorithm without motion estimation, which is often a must in other video denoising methods. The proposed algorithm demonstrates clearly better performance than the existing state-of-the-arts.
Multiâ€functional transparent nanoâ€coating for glass
This coating is featured by super-hydrophilic self-cleaning property, thermal insulation property and photocatalysis property. With contact angle of less than 5Ã‚Â°, the coating can block over 70% IR/90% UV light but transmits more than 70% of visible light. It can also break down organic pollutants.
Fractal Screw Extrusion - Multi-Channel Screw Design
Multi-channel plastication screws used in melting, extrusion, molding, and other manufacturing processes to provide improved control of temperatures, pressures, and shear rates of feedstock materials. Such extrusion screws are at the heart of the plastics industry, and could be employed in the production of every plastic pellet and product.
Active Noise Control Systems for Airplanes and Automobiles
Active noise control (ANC) quiets offensive sound by using cancellation techniques, or anti-sound. With the exception of headphones, helmets and some luxury automobiles, few people have experienced its benefits. We have developed integrated ANC solutions for complex noise problems and designed cost-effective, practical ANC systems for cockpits and car cabins.
A Scalable Personalized Thermal-Comfort Platform for Building Energy Conservation
Buildings commonly choose conservative temperature setpoints. This leads to huge energy wastes. We develop scalable personalized thermal-comfort (SPET) platform that can quantitatively estimate thermal comfort of any occupants in daily operations.Consequently, our platform can provide building operators a proactive temperature setting mechanism that optimizes both thermal-comfort and energy conservation.
MEMS-Metamaterial Device for Terahertz Imaging Applications
Terahertz radiation is a non-destructive technique for imaging and sensing, offering a safe alternative to techniques such as x-ray. Improved terahertz generation and detection technology is required to enable widespread applications. Our proposed device is an ultra-thin, highly-sensitive, tunable terahertz detector based on MEMS-driven metamaterial that efficiently senses terahertz radiation.
Organic Blue Light Emitting Compounds
Novel chemical structures capable of emitting saturated blue light have been easily synthesized. These compounds have potential applications in organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs), organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, and organic field effect transistors (OFETs).
Low-Cost Active Coated (LAC) Wood Mulch for Urban Runoff Pollution Control
This project aims to synthesize, characterize and test a novel filter media, i.e. low-cost active coated (LAC) wood mulch for retention of multiple urban runoff contaminants. The new media is composed of an adsorbent coating (water treatment residuals (an industrial waste) and biochar) and wood mulch as a supporter.
NiTreatr : A Sustainable Approach to Nitrate Removal from Drinking Water Resourced
Our technology provides a simple and cost-effective solution at alleviating high nitrate concentration in drinking water resources with minimal waste stream. An electric charge is applied onto the activated carbon filter, increasing adsorption capability. Our modular technology has the flexibility for household and municipal integration.
Sootless, Alternatively-Fueled Heavy Duty Engine
The ClearFlame Engine simultaneously delivers higher torque, cleaner emissions, and lower fuel costs than current heavy-duty engines, while using inexpensive, renewable fuels. This means heavy-duty vehicles and off-grid/backup generators can continue providing benefits to industry and quality of life, while avoiding the hazardous pollution and petroleum-dependence of current engines.