JUNE 13-15, 2022

TechConnect World 2022 Program - Tuesday June 14

9:00Joint SBIR/STTR and TechConnect Business Keynote ProgramMaryland A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division, ATI
TechConnect Business Program Welcome
J. Rocha, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
SBIR/STTR Welcome and Opening Remarks
J. Williams, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), US
9:05SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: SBIR/STTR Program Managers Fueling Small Business InnovationMaryland A
9:00Considerations for Nanoparticle-Mediated DeliveryNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Tom Anchordoquy, University of Colorado, US
9:00Exploiting the Refractory Response to Limit Off-Target Accumulation
T. Anchordoquy, University of Colorado, US
9:25Anthracycline Binding and Release from Chondroitin Sulfate-Methacrylate Hydrogels for Cancer Treatment
J.M. Coburn, T. Keang, K.S. Mistretta, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
9:45Development of Standard Test Methods for Lipid Quantitation in Liposomal Drug Products
S. Majumdar, G. Palui, A. Raghavendra, A.K. Patri, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
10:10Therapeutic nanoparticle treatment for acute kidney injury
E. Hughes, E. Van Keuren, B. Houser, J. Gong, P. Kang, Georgetown University, US
10:30Targeting Colon Cancer Cells with Enzyme-Triggered Casein-Gated Release of Cargo from Mesoporous Silica-Based Nanoparticles
N. Wijewantha, M.M. Eikanger, R.M. Antony, R.A. Potts, K. Rezvani, G. Sereda, University of South Dakota, US
9:00Bio-Sensing & HealthNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Sehoon Chang, Aramco Americas, US
9:00Therapeutic luminal coating of the intestine for the treatment of metabolic diseases
Y. Lee, Harvard Medical School, US
9:25High-Throughput DNA Directed Patterning to Recapitulate Biological Signaling Scenarios
L. Sohn, University of California, Berkeley, US
9:50The use of RFID technology in university classrooms: Covid-19 related
A. Malekmohammadi, R.R. Bautista, R. Hernandez, California state university Bakersfield, US
10:10Portable and low-cost device in the concept of the Internet of Things for continuous monitoring of potassium, sodium and nitrate in hydroponic greenhouse
I. Agir, T. Özer, Istanbul Medeniyet University; Yildiz Technical University, TR
10:30Reprogrammable Nucleic Acid-Based Biomarker Measurements
A. Balijepalli, J.M. Majikes, J.A. Liddle, P.M. Vallone, A.J. Kearsley, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
9:00Carbon Nanostructures and Devices IChesapeake 1
Session chair: Christopher Sims, NIST, US
9:00Emerging Applications of Quantum Defects in Sensing and Imaging
Y. Wang, University of Maryland, US
9:25Thermal Applications of Substrate Supported Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites
C. Green, Carbice Corp., US
9:50Carbon Dioxide conversion as source for Carbon and Graphite materials
R. Smith, Seerstone Development, US
10:10Fabrication of Flexible Heaters with Spatially Varying Temperatures by Patterning Laser Induced Graphene Morphology
M. Abdulhafez, S. Ghosh, M. Sahaluddin, G. Tomaraei, M. Bedewy, University of Pittsburgh, US
10:30Memristor Nano Memory Passive Power Device
G. Christensen, H. Hong, H. Younes, C. Bailey, Novum Nano, US
10:50Grooved Bottom electrode Based Molecular Spintronics Device
P. Tyagi, University of the District of Columbia, US
9:00Additive Manfacturing MaterialsChesapeake 2
Session chair: John Barnes, The Barnes Global Advisors, US
9:00Refractory Metal AM Development for Aerospace
O. Mireles, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
9:25Extrusion-based polymer 3D printing parts with isotropic strength and smooth surface finish: In-situ Thermal Radiation Assisted Fused Filament Fabrication
K. Hsu, P. Han, Arizona State University, US
J. Martin, Fortify, US
10:10Additive manufacturing of carbon scaffold for thermoset composites
K. Fu, University Of Delaware, US
10:30Multinozzle 3D Printing of Thermoplastics
J. Cleeman, A. Bogut, B. Mangrolia, A. Ripberger, A. Maghouli, R. Malhotra, Rutgers, US
10:50Highly-reinforced aluminum composite powders for additive manufacturing: Mechanical alloying of powders and consolidation by selective laser melting
E. Parsons, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, US
11:10A 3D Printed Scalable Bioreactor for Manufacturing Cells and Cell Derived Biologics
J. Ling, N. McMahon, K. Zimmern, H. Easterling, R. Zamilpa, Southwest Research Institute, US
9:00Materials for Sustainable Buildings IChesapeake C
Session chair: Jan Kosny, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
9:00Counting Carb(on)s: Glazing Impact on Embodied Carbon and Building Performance
K. Natividad, NSG Pilkington, US
9:25Innovative PCM foam composite for energy efficient building system
C.A. Ikutegbe, M.M. Farid, University of Auckland, NZ
9:50Effects of preparation method, nucleation, and stabilizing additives on calcium chloride hexahydrate (CaCl2.6H2O) phase change material for building applications
J. Thakkar, N. Bowen, P. Horvath, A. Chang, J. Kosny, M.J. Sobkowicz, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, US
10:10Tailor-Making Nano Insulation Materials with Lowered Thermal Conductivity by Utilizing the Knudsen Effect
B.P. Jelle, S.A. Mofid, M. Grandcolas, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO
10:35Role of vacuum insulation panels in delivering Sustainable Development Goals
H. Singh, Brunel University London, UK
11:00Engineered Woods for Energy-efficient Buildings
X. Zhao, L. Hu, University of Maryland, US
9:00Characterization with Scanning Probe MicroscopyChesapeake A
Session chair: Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
9:00Quantitative Piezoresponse Force Microscopy for Every User
J. Killgore, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
9:25Characterizing ferroelectric properties via SS-PFM: separating the instrument from the sample
B. Pittenger, Bruker Nano, US
9:50Nanoscale Materials Analysis using AFM-IR
L. Gong, 3M Company, US
11:15Friction Property of Ti3C2Tx MXene at the Nanoscale
A. Colak, Clarkson University, US
11:40How to optimize my AFM for imaging 3D Printed Polymers
B. Eslami, Widener, US
9:00Rare Earths: Bio-based Extraction MethodsNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Parans Paranthaman, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
9:00Biomolecular rare earth extraction and separation
J. Cotruvo, Pennsylvania State University, US
9:25Bioleaching critical mineral from end-of-life feedstocks
D. Reed, Idaho National Laboratory, US
9:50Harnessing a bacterial protein for rare earth elements recovery and separation from unconventional feedstock
Z. Dong, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US
10:30Rare Earths: Methods for Extraction & SeparationNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Joey Cotruvo, Pennsylvania State University, US
10:30A review of rare earth elements recovery from coal-based materials
W. Zhang, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
10:50Phosphonate-functionalized magnetic mesoporous silica for rare earth element separation from citric acid extraction media
D. Li, Y. Tang, L. Hu, Savannah River National Laboratory, US
11:10Alternative processes for rare-earth extraction from primary and secondary sources
A.F. Bouarab, P. Hajiani, INNORD - Geomega Resources, CA
11:30Novel diphenol based functionalized adsorbers for solid-phase extraction of germanium
M. Patel, A. Karamalidis, Penn State University, US
9:00AI for Bio & Medical ApplicationsChesapeake B
Session chair: Dana Vanderwall, Schrodinger, US
B. Ramsundar, Deep Forest Sciences, US
9:25Active Optimization of Computational Properties to Drive Synthesis
K. Leswing, Schrodinger, US
A. Shehu, George Mason University, US
10:15Real-time Multi-Modality Clinical Decision Support Platform: An Overview of Incorporating Deep Learning within Multi-Modality Fusion Framework in HealthCare
A. Kia, P. Timsina, Mount Sinai Health System, US
10:35App using AI for Recording Vital Signs from heartbeat
V. Chaganti, Vipura Technology LLC, US
10:55Automatic Aortic Aneurysm Screening using Deep-Learning Models
Y. Li, H. Nguyen, Rowan University, US
11:15Athlete Engineering BaseLine Ecosystem: innovative technologies to enhance human performance
T. Luczak, R. Burch, P. Nelsen, C. Freeman, H. Chander, J. Ball, J.A. Jones, J. Barlow, D. Saucier, M. Duclos, S. Grice, M. Taquino, Mississippi State University, US
9:00Batteries Beyond LithiumNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy, US
9:00From NY to CA: Tales from the front lines of zinc battery ESS installations from coast to coast
G. Cowles, Urban Electric Power, Inc., US
9:25Investigation of Zinc/Manganese Oxide Batteries for Large Scale Energy Storage
K.J. Takeuchi, A.C. Marschilok, E.S. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
9:45Tuning Materials Properties of Sodium Vanadium Oxide (NaV3O8, NVO) for Aqueous Zn Batteries
A.C. Marschilok, K.J. Takeuchi, E.S. Takeuchi, Stony Brook University, US
10:05Slurry Electrodes for Redox Flow Batteries
J. Wainright, C. Wirth, R. Akolkar, R. Savinell, Case Western Reserve University, US
10:25Mixed Valency and Electrostatic Repulsion as Design Principles for Redox Mediators in Heterogeneous Electrochemical Systems
M.R. Anstey, A.M. Greenwood, J. Nicoleau, N.A. Kennedy, J.C. Goodell, K.A. Dean, D.N. Blauch, M.R. Gau, P.J. Carroll, N.C. Tomson, Davidson College, US
10:00Coffee BreakLobby
10:30How to Get Started in SBIR or STTRMaryland 1
10:30SBIR: Conducting Your Phase IMaryland 3
10:30Energy Innovation Spotlight Session: Linde & ExxonMobilNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc., US
10:30Linde Innovation Spotlight
M. Byron, Linde, US
10:45ExxonMobil Innovation Spotlight
T. Westhoven, ExxonMobil, US
11:00Conformable and Safe Lithium Ion Batteries with High Energy Density
D. Mackanic, Anthro Energy, US
11:07Desalination Batteries for Energy-Efficient Desalination and Selective Chloride Removal
M. Lumley, ChloBis Water, Inc., US
11:14Dry solvent free electrode and separator process
M. Eskra, Eskra Technical Products, Inc, US
11:21Safe and Sustainable Grid Flow Battery
P. Sullivan, Flux XII LLC, US
11:28Green Glycolipids for Rare Earth Metals and Uranium Extraction from Unconventional Sources
C. Boxley, GlycoSurf, Inc, US
11:35Bio-Based Solid-State Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
H. Rathnayake, University of North Carolina Greensboro and Minerva Lithium, US
11:42Self Powered Autonomous Robot for Power Line Vibration Control and Inspection
A. Choi, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
11:49Mobile, Turnkey, Solar + Green Hydrogen Off-Grid Power Generation
L. Flanagan, Sesame Solar, US
Review Panelist
M. Byron, Linde, US
Review Panelist
T. Westhoven, ExxonMobil, US
Reivew Panelist
D. Kirshner, Visuray, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, Inc., US
Review Panelist
11:20SBIR: Inside the Head of the EvaluatorsMaryland 1
11:20Avoiding Mistakes in Phase I and IIMaryland 3
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:00SBIR: Navigating SBIR Agency DifferencesMaryland 1
1:00Commercialization Assistance Programs and ResourcesMaryland 3
1:30Student Leaders ConferenceChesapeake J
1:30Challenging Sensor DeploymentsNational Harbor 6
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas, US
1:30Novel compact X-ray source and sensor system enables first direct measurement of oil and gas well integrity
K. Safinya, Visuray, US
1:55Magnetic Position Sensor for Robots Operating in Steel Tubulars
H.R. Seren, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Americas, US
2:15Towards functional metamaterials and metadevices
X. Zhang, Boston University, US
2:40Untethered Downhole Viscometer for Polymer Degradation Monitoring During Enhanced Oil Recovery Operations
M. Gonzalez, H. Seren, T. Thiel, T. Davis, T. Hillman, C. Powell, S. Ayirala, L. Maskeen, A. Sofi, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center—Houston, US
3:00Trace Level Detection of Advanced Barcoded Tracers in High Salinity Reservoir Brine
S. Chang, G. Thomas, W. Wang, H. Ow, Aramco Americas, US
1:30Carbon Nanostructures and Devices IIChesapeake 1
Session chair: Christopher Sims, NIST, US
1:30Carbon Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage: From Li-S Battery, Supercapacitors, to Nitrogen Fixation
J. Huang, B.G. Sumpter, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:55Impact of Surfactant Chemistry on Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Extraction Conditions in Aqueous Two-Polymer Phase Extraction
C.M. Sims, J.A. Fagan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:15Functionalized carbon nanotube arrays for gas phase explosives detection
M. Doshi, E.P. Fahrenthold, University of Texas at Austin, US
2:35There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom: Nanoparticle Manipulation within Nanocomposite Fibers
K. Song, W. Xu, Arizona State University, US
2:55Scalable Manufacturing of High-Nanotube-Content Nanocomposite Fabrics
Y. Martinez Rubi, M.B. Jakubinek, B. Ashrafi, B. Simard, C.T. Kingston, G. Palumbo, J. McCrea, R. Pallotta, H. Katugaha, National Research Council Canada, CA
1:30NanomaterialsChesapeake 12
Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center, US
1:30Nanoparticle Composite Membranes: Versatile Materials for Future MEMS/NEMS Sensors and Actuators
H. Schlicke, S. Kunze, H. Hartmann, T. Vossmeyer, Fraunhofer CAN, DE
1:50Application of Templating for Upcycling Plastic Waste
A. Gharpure, M. Kowalik, R. Rajagopalan, R. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
2:10Nonclassical Fullerenes C_60 and C_66 with Five Heptagon Rings
F.J. Sanchez-Bernabe, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, MX
2:30Application of Nanomaterials in Oilwell Drilling Fluids
A. Santra, Aramco Amecias, US
2:50Rapid synthesis of patterned silicon carbide coatings using laser-induced pyrolysis
M. Anas, M. Radovic, M. Green, Texas A&M University, US
3:10Electrospun Nanofiber Scaffolds for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Effect of Draw Ratio on Enzymatic Degradation Rate
D. Brennan, J. Posselt, C. Wagner, V. Beachley, Rowan University, US
3:30Isoreticular MOFs for Molecular-Based Magnetic Conductors
H. Rathnayake, S. Dawood, S. Liurukara, N. Andrew, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
3:50Effect of Biochar Loading on Carbon Nanofibrous Sponge Produced from Biochar and Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers
A.M. Numan-Al-Mobin, B. Maddipudi, V.S. Amar, R.V. Shende, H. Fong, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
4:10Roll-to-roll flexible nanofiber membrane for high temperature filtration
A.F. Zapata-Gonzalez, L.M. Valencia-Osorio, M.L. Álvarez-Láinez, Eafit University, CO
1:30Applied Biomaterials: Medical DevicesNational Harbor 7
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, US
1:30Development of Best Practices for Finite Element Analysis of Intervertebral Body Fusion
A. Baumann, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, US
1:55Opportunities for Small Businesses at NIH
I. Goldberg, NIH/NHLBI, US
2:20Fabrication and Testing of Novel Antibacterial and Antiviral Surgical Masks
D.M. Mizrahi, S. Weiss, IIBR, IL
2:40From Makerspace to Mainstream: Materials Used in Fabrication of a 3D Printed Dynamic Upper Extremity Orthosis in Children with Cerebral Palsy and Severe Upper Extremity Involvement
A. Chu, L. Ragni, S. Dlugasz, C. Stoffel, D.A. Sala, V. Bill, G. Cammarata, Z.E. Parrott, E.M. Parrott, R. Sukhov, Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, US
3:00High-strength and corrosion-controlled magnesium-based bone implants
H. Ibrahim, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, US
3:20A Novel Smart Walker For Gait Rehabilitation
F. Anaya Reyes, A. Narayan, D. Shuo, S. Han, S. Bhattacharya, H. Yu, National University of Singapore, SG
1:30Digital Additive ManfacturingChesapeake 2
Session chair: John Barnes, The Barnes Global Advisors, US
1:30Unlocking Industrial Metamaterials Through Design for Additive Manufacturing
E. Ross, Metafold 3D, US
1:55The Design and Development of an Environmentally Controlled Enclosure
C. Gonzalez Lugo, K. Fouladi, B. Eslami, Widener University, US
2:15Voxel Scale Characterization of Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing
J. Killgore, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
2:40Topology- and Toolpath-Optimized Composites Manufacturing via Multi-Axis Material Extrusion
J.R. Kubalak, C.B. Williams, Virginia Tech, US
3:00Post-Process Superfinishing of Additively Manufactured Components with Complex Geometries and Internal Features
R. Shealy, N. Michaud, A. Diaz, J. Boykin, REM Surface Engineering, US
3:20Additive Manufacturing and the Construction Industry
S. Mansour, MaRiTama Ltd., CA
3:45A New 3D Printing for In-plane and Out-of-plane Layered Structures
D. Ravichandran, K. Song, Arizona State University, US
3:05Metal 3D Printing with no laser, powder, or sintering
K. Hsu, A. Deshpande, Reverb Industrial, US
1:30Materials for Sustainable Buildings IIChesapeake C
Session chair: Jan Kosny, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
S. Mumme, U.S. Department of Energy, US
B. Kasal, Fraunhofer Institute of Wood Research, DE
2:20Coal-based Bricks & Blocks (CBBs): Process Development to Prototype Fabrication Coupled with Techno-Economic Analysis and Market Survey
J. Heim, R.L. Vander Wal, Penn State University, US
2:40Carbon nanotubes as a reinforcement material for sustainable construction composites
B. Makgabutlane, N. Coville, S. Mhlanga, M. Maubane-Nkadimeng, University of the Witwatersrand, ZA
1:30Machine Learning for CharacterizationChesapeake A
Session chair: Alex Norman, Modern Meadow, US
1:30Machine Learning for Automated Experiments in Charged Particle Beam Tools
A. Belianinov, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:55Detecting Malaria Parasites with Machine Learning
S. Jaeger, NLM/NIH, US
2:20Machine learning for recognition and classification of AFM images
I. Sokolov, Tufts University, US
2:45Automated Classification of Defected Images by Means of Machine Learning for Improved Analysis of Vehicle Undercarriages
W.V. Giegerich, A. Stone, L. Forte III, P.J. Schneider, K.W. Oh, University at Buffalo, US
1:30Rare Earths: Recovery of REE & Critical MineralsNational Harbor 13
Session chair: Santa Jansone-Popova, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:30Recovery of Lithium from Brines and Clay Minerals and Recycled Lithium-ion Batteries
M.P. Paranthaman, R. Bhave, L. Popovs, B.A. Moyer, J.T. Caldwell, V.K. Pecharsky, T.A. Lograsso, J. Krenrich, K. Lyon, T. Lister, A. Navrotsky, F. Zhao, J. Sutherland, A. Mcdonald, S. Harrison, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
1:55Recovery of Critical Materials from end-of-life devices in the Critical Materials Institute
T. Lister, Y. Fujita, S. McCall, Idaho National Laboratory, US
2:20Nano Mosaic Sorbent Technology for Lithium Recovery
H. Rathnayake, S. Dawood, K. Adrah, Minerva Lithium, LLC/ University of North Carolina Greensboro, US
2:40Critical Advances in Rare Earth Element Recovery from Aqueous Sources
C.J. Boxley, D.E. Hogan, GlycoSurf, Inc., US
3:00Bio-Inspired Harvesting of Rare Earth Metals
E.D. Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:20REE recycling using the ADR process
D. Bina, REECycling Inc., US
3:40Recovery of Neodymium from NdFeB Magnet Powders through Reactive Grinding and Citric Acid
Q. Truong, S. Rokkam, J. Baltrusaitis, Advanced Cooling Technologies Inc, US
1:30Molecular Modeling for Materials DevelopmentChesapeake 3
Session chair: Jan-Willem Handgraaf, Siemens Digital Industries Software, NE
1:30Novel Approaches to Modeling Glassy Polymers – Fundamentals and Applications
V. Ginzburg, VVG Physics Consulting, US
1:55Simulating Petroleum-Based Materials Using Molecular Modeling Techniques
J. Saathoff, ExxonMobil, US
2:20Bacterial Membrane's Response to Amphiphilic Molecules
M. Maupin, Procter & Gamble, US
2:45Application of SCFT Simulations (PolyFTS) in Polymer Exploration and Development
M. Charendoff, Kraton, US
3:05Efficient time propagators for time-dependent Schrodinger equations with applications
Y. Gao, J. Mayfield, S. Luo, Iowa State University, US
3:25Distinctive thermoresponsive behavior of smart polymers solvated in glycerol from Molecular Dynamics
S.D. Hopkins, E. Blaisten-Barojas, George Mason University, US
3:50Computational Modeling of Functional Materials for Energy Applications
Y-L Lee, J. Park, H.P. Paudel, T. Jia, A. Ramazani, Y. Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
1:30Tools for Implementation of Energy StorageNational Harbor 12
Session chair: Erik Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories
1:30Open-source software to accelerate the development of energy storage systems
Y. Preger, V. De Angelis, Sandia National Labs, US
1:55A Machine Intelligence based Storage Allocator for Virtual Power Plant Applications
B. Abegaz, Loyola University Chicago, US
2:15Nanocarbons Essential Role in Energy Storage: Technology and Market Outlook
R. Collins, IDTechEx, US
2:35A Dual Participation Framework for Energy Storage as a Transmission and Market Asset
J. Twitchell, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, US
2:55Long-Duration Energy Storage in a Decarbonized Future – Policy Gaps, Needs, and Opportunities
W. McNamara, Sandia National Laboratories, US
1:30Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Micro- and Nanofabrication on an International ScaleChesapeake B
1:30Introduction to the NanoFabNet
S. Friedrichs, AcumenIST, BE
1:55Keynote: Critical Sustainability: Environmental Social and Governance Programs
L. Gonzalez, Micron Technology, Inc., US
2:20Focus on Small – special session on ‘Micro- & Nanofabrication in Start-Up & SMEs’
M. Hull, J. Lead, F. de la Vega, NNCI, University of South Carolina, PVNanoCell, US
2:45EuroNanoLab: cleanrooms distributed infrastructure providing world-class nanofabrication services and expertise
M. de Labacherlerie, Renatech, FR
3:10Resource Sharing and Collaboration in the National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure (NNCI)
D. Gottfried, National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, US
3:35Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable Micro- and Nanofabrication at an international Scale
1:30Advanced Materials Innovation Spotlights: Emerald Technology VenturesNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
1:30Emerald Technology Ventures Innovation Spotlight
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
A. Mehedi, CM Materials, Inc., US
1:52Cottonseed Oil Polymer
C. Freeman, Mississippi State University, US
1:59Sustainable And Performance-Advantaged Plastics Made From CO2
A. Banerjee, ReSource Chemical Corp., US
2:06NIR-II Dye for Biological Imaging and Optoelectronic Devices
C. Scott, Mississippi State University, US
2:13Binding-Induced Nanostructured Dynamic Surface Assays
B. Walker, Chemeleon, Inc., US
2:20Florisensor, usage of plant extracts for gas sensing
M.T. Ma, National University of Singapore, SG
2:27An alternative purification process to produce graphite & graphene anode powder from natural graphite
K. Mugerman, Geomega Resources Inc., US
Review Panelist
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
Review Panelist
K. McCreight, Eastman Chemical, US
Review Panelist
S. Peiffer, International Space Station National Laboratory (ISSNL), US
Review Panelist
J. Rocha, ATI, US
2:45AI, Data, Cyber, and Software Innovation Spotlights: USINDOPACOMNational Harbor 10
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect Division ATI
2:45USINDOPACOM Innovation Spotlight
C. Serino, AlphaBravo, US
3:07Beast Code, LLC
D. Beecham, Digital Twins, US
3:14Amazon Web Services for Cybersecurity (NIST 800-171, DFARS 7012, and CMMC)
J. Joseph, Atomus, US
3:21A Wearable Computing Cluster and Platform for Multi-agent Cyberphysical Systems
J. McClure, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
3:28Decision science Integrated Collaboration Environment (DICE)
S. Griffin, Disaster Tech, US
3:35Ostendo’s Wearable Displays to Support DoD Training, Operations, and Rapid Sustainment
B. Noble, Ostendo Technologies, US
3:42Edge based vision sensor for traffic study
M. Farhadi, ARGOS Vision, US
3:49Emerging Technology Identification
S. Hughes, CHN Analytics, US
3:56Family Resilience and Community Platform
J. Risner, Family Proud, Inc, US
4:03Huna - Automated Information Retrieval
M. Mossman, Pueo Business Solutions LLC, US
Review Panelist
J. Rocha, TechConnect Division, ATI, US
Reivew Panelist
J. Fanelli, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
2:00SBIR: How to Find Support OrganizationsMaryland 1
2:00Transitioning from Phase II to Phase IIIMaryland 3
3:00Partnering and Free ResourcesMaryland 1
3:00SBIR: Working With Defense PrimesMaryland 3
4:00Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium Round Table (invite only) 4:00pm-5:00pmChesapeake K
4:15Biotech & Medical Innovation Spotlights INational Harbor 10
Session chair: Conrad Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC
4:15Development of the haloanilide, ELP-004 to prevent arthritis-induced bone erosion by inhibiting osteoclast differentiation
J. Barnett, ExesaLibero Pharma, US
4:22Automated Emotional Distress Severity Classification for Children and Adolescents Using Speech Emotion Recognition and AI
Y. Alemu, TQIntelligence, Inc., US
4:29Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Therapeutics Targeting S1P-Metabolizing Enzymes
A. Blumhagen, University of Missouri, US
4:35SimX Virtual Reality Medical Simulation System
F. Arashi, SimX, US
4:42Eugris - One-Hour Antibiotics Sensitivity Testing
M. Al-Adhami, Astek Diagnostics Inc., US
4:49Non-invasive cardiac pressure sensor and delivery system (SWIFT)
4:56Bioabsorbable Foam for Large-Defect Wound Care
J. Rokita, Penn State University, US
5:03Infection and Inflammation Detection Microdevice
H. Jones, Texas Tech University Office of Research Commercialization, US
5:10Rapid identification of Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 and detection of its mutations.
L. Foster, Z Field Technologies LLC, US
Review Panelist
L. Foster, Foster Technology Applications, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
Review Panelist
N. Archie, The Innovator-Connector™, US
Review Panelist
M. Stebbins, CWMD & MCDC, US
Review Panelist
I. Goldberg, National Institutes of Health (NIH), US
4:30SBIR/STTR Agency Meet-and-Greet at SBIR Pavilion, Expo HallExpo Hall DE
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), US
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), US
U.S. Army, US
U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Air Force, US
National Institutes of Health (NIH), US
National Science Foundation (NSF), US
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US
Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US
Defense Health Agency (DHA), US
Special Operations Command (SOCOM), US
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), US
U.S. Department of Education, US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), US
4:00TechConnect Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster SessionExpo Hall DE
4:00Additive Manufacturing - PostersExpo Hall DE
Blazing new frontiers in composite tooling using reactive additive manufacturing
H. Watts and W. Huberty, Mississippi State University Advanced Composites Institute, US
A Novel Shoulder Exoskeleton for Overhead Work Assistance
D. Shuo, A. Narayan, F. Anaya Reyes, S. Han, S. Bhattacharya, H. Yu, National University of Singapore, SG
Production and characteristics of hydrothermal SiO2 nanoparticles and applications for cement composites
V.V. Potapov, K.G. Sobolev, D.S. Gorev, Russian Acadamey of Sciences; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, RU
UFAST: A novel Spectral Graph method for thermal simulation in Additive Manufacturing.
N. Piercy, L. Castro, P. Rao, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US
4:00Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications - PostersExpo Hall DE
Using Nanoporous Core-Samples to Mimic the Effect of Petrophysical Parameters on Natural Gas Flowrate in an Unconventional Gas Reservoir
E. Ogoun, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
Using Contact Angle Measurement for Determination of the Surface Free Energy of Nonporous Core Samples
I.A. Hashim, E. Gobina, Robert Godden University, UK
Characterization of Membranes for Advanced Direct Carbon Capture
I.A. Hashim, P. Ogunlude, E. Ogoun, O. Abunumah, F. Aisueni, M. Ramalan, E. Gobina, Robert Godon University, UK
A new paradigm in seismic safety and disaster preparation
C. McGlynn, H. Zhang, C. Zhu, Rowan University, US
Experimental Determination of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Response to Reservoir Quantities
O. Abunumah, P. Ogunlude, E. Gobina, Centre for Process Integration and Membrane Technology, School of Engineering, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
Partial or total substitution of Cobalt by Nickel and of Hf by Ta or Zr in cast polycrystalline chromium–rich superalloys
P. Berthod, D.A. Kane, S. Tlili, Institut Jean Lamour (University of Lorraine), FR
Equimolar CoNiFeMnCr High Entropy Alloys added with HfC or TaC carbides: Possible alternative alloys to superalloys based on the critical Co element and strengthened by HfC or TaC for high temperature applications
P. Berthod, Institut Jean Lamour (University of Lorraine), FR
4:00AI Innovations - PostersExpo Hall DE
Explainable Deep Learning for Neuromodulation Therapies
Y.-J. Chang, Y.-I. Chen, H.-C. Yeh, S.R. Santacruz, University of Texas at Austin, US
A Novel Method for Anomaly Detection Using Scan Statistics
J. Woody, T.L Wu, Z. Zhao, Mississippi State University, US
SAR ML Algorithm Sensitivity To Operating Condition Disparity Between Training and Evaluation
A. Nolan, R. Hubbard, Etegent Technologies, US
AROSV - An ROS based Self-Driving Vehicle Controller using Unsupervised Machine Learning Methods
B. Abegaz, Loyola University Chicago, US
Industry-level Reactive Neural Network Potentials
M. Sipka, A. Erlebach, C.J. Heard, P. Nachtigall, L. Grajciar, EigenSpace s.r.o., US
4:00Bio-based Materials - PostersExpo Hall DE
Synthesis of microalgae-derived Microporous Carbons Captured Metal Oxides for Catalytic Conversion
F. Yu, Y. Lu, Mississippi State University, US
Rice Grain reconstitution w/ starch gelatinization
Z. Peng, W. He, Mississippi State University, US
Use of Algae for Removing Heavy Metal Ions from Qatari Industrial Wastewater
F. Almomani, Qatar University, QA
Crioprotect; an organic biofortifier based on Nanotechnology and Antarctic bacteria that protect crops from frost damage
E. Galliany, D. Bravo, J. Perez-Donoso, Pewman Innovation, CL
4:00Biomaterials & Medical Devices - PostersExpo Hall DE
Functionalized Surfaces with Tunable Properties for Biomedical Devices and Implantation
S. Ruppel, Stevens Institute of Technology, US
Surgical Robotic System for Long Bone Fracture Alignment
M. Abedin-Nasab, M. Saeedi-Hosseiny, Rowan University, US
Increase ACE2 Concentrations Embedded in the Memristive Electrochemical Sensor Membranes Promote Direct Reagent-free Sensing S1 Antigen of SARS-Cov2 Virus
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
The Importance of Plastics Ageing in determining product life span
N. Ozdemir, Sartorius, Global Plastics Group, UK
The Importance of Plastics Ageing in Determining Product Life Span
N. Ozdemir, sartorius stedim, UK
A biodegradable, subcutaneous implant for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis: effects of polymer attributes on drug release
A. Krovi, D. Cruz, L. Li, G. Jimenez, C. Areson, P. Johnson, E. Luecke, C. Norton, L. Johnson, RTI International, US
Use of cranial nerves’ II, III, IV and VI performance as an early warning signal of cognitive decline due to dementia
M. Zarreii, Axon Medical Technologies, LLC, US
4:00Graphene & Carbon Nano Structures - PostersExpo Hall DE
Graphene oxide/vinyl ester resin nanocomposite: the effect of graphene oxide, curing kinetics, mechanical properties and thermal stability
V. Arabli, A. Aghili, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, IR
Theoretical Studies of Catalytic Mechanism of Electrolyte Additives for Cycle Life Improvement of Nanoporous Carbon-Based Li-S Battery
J. Huang, J. Zhou, B.G. Sumpter, J. Jakowski, P.R.C. Kent, C. Liang, S.C. Smith, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
The truth about graphene – where is it and why it is taking this long to get here
M. Baraket, General Graphene Corp, US
4:00Coatings - PostersExpo Hall DE
Effect of pore size and Porosity on Contact angle of Ceramic membrane for Oil-in-water Emulsion Separation
F. Aisueni, E. Gobina, R. Prabhu, Robert Gordon University, UK
Direct Oxygen Air Capture Using Pressure-Driven Ion Transport Membranes: Membrane Support Evaluation
S. Antwi, A. Giwa, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
The Quantitative Effect of Flow Direction on Gas Permeation in Ceramic Membrane
M.M. Ramala, O. Abunumah, E. Gobina, Robert Gordon University, UK
4:00Composites - PostersExpo Hall DE
The effect of silica nanoparticles, thermal stability, and modeling of the curing kinetics of epoxy/silica nanocomposite
V. Arabli, A. Aghili, Islamic Azad University, IR
Enhancement of Properties of a Natural Fiber-Reinforced Composite for Structural Applications
A. Deb, Indian Institute of Science, IN
Coal-based Bricks & Blocks (CBBs): Process Development to Prototype Fabrication Coupled with Techno-Economic Analysis and Market Survey
J. Heim, R.L. Vander Wal, The Pennsylvania State University, US
4:00Diagnostics & Bioimaging - PostersExpo Hall DE
Nuclei Segmentation of In Vivo Optical Coherence Tomography by Deep Learning
S.W. Chang, Y.H. Wu, P.S. Yeh, S.L. Huang, National Taiwan University, TW
A Rapid Assay for Detecting Neutralizing Antibody Against SARS-Cov2
K.S. Seo, N. Park, J.Y. Park, Mississippi State University, US
4:00Energy Storage - PostersExpo Hall DE
Smart Power and Power Discretes Hardware-software co-design for reliability improvement of BLDC power drivers for eMobility by key BCD Technologies running in Europe
G. Janczyk, T. Bieniek, Lukasiewicz - Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, PL
Economy driven SiC Power Electronics Technology Development supported by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking framework program funds
T. Bieniek, G. Janczyk, A. Sitnik, A. Messina, Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Microelectronics and Photonics, PL
High Energy Density Cyanoacetamide [3] Radialene Catholytes For Non-Aqueous Organic Flow Batteries
F. Hasan, C. Bejger, UNC Charlotte, US
MESA-DER Specification (the Bluetooth of Energy Storage) Testing and Certification Program
D. Wheeles, MESA Standards Alliance, US
4:00Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery - PostersExpo Hall DE
Breakthroughs in Lipid Nanoparticle Innovations for mRNA and DNA Delivery
D. Zhu, Cureport, Inc., US
Characterization of Novel Solubilizating Excipients
T.H. Kalantar, M. Ladika, J. Zhao, K. Harris, C. Tucker, M. Tulchinsky, T.C. Kuo, B. Bell, J. Kiefer, S. Chen, R. Krystosek, K. Stoneburner, J. Penny, Dow Chemical, US
Synthesis of Optically Active Indoline Derivatives via Ruthenium(II)-Catalyzed Enantioselective C-H Functionalization
X. Cui, Z.Y. Li, C.L. Hetti Handi, Mississippi State University, US
Electrospraying of PCL-Peptide Nanoparticles to target cancer cells and the in-vivo tests
M. Khan, A.J. Yamasta, M. Parvin, A. Arbab, Georgia Southern University, US
Study of expression of EGFP mRNA using Cationic BSA-polyamine nanocomplex
A. Sakhrie, A. Kalluri, C.V. Kumar, M.I. Khan, University of Connecticut, CT, US
4:00Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-Chip - PostersExpo Hall DE
Computational Modeling of a Wearable Device with Feedback to Advance the Healing of Chronic Skin Ulcers
J. Heidrich, K. Oh, University at Buffalo, US
Development, Manufacturing, and Application of Photoacoustic Test Phantom
L.B. Christie, P.J. Schneider, J.R. Heidrich, K.W. Oh, University at Buffalo, US
4:00Molecular Modeling & Simulation - PostersExpo Hall DE
Study of Nonclassical Fullerenes C_192 and C_204 with Seven Heptagon Rings
F.J. Sanchez-Bernabe, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, MX
Monte Carlo simulation of the energetics and thermodynamics of polypyrrole in condensed phases
G. Helmick, Y. Abere, E. Blaisten-Barojas, George Mason University, US
Computational Screening and Designing of Solid Materials for CO2 Capture Technology
Y. Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US
4:00Nanomedicine - PostersExpo Hall DE
Maldivian traditional medicine: sarubath
A. Naila, The Maldives National University, MV
Synthesis, characterization, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antibacterial activity of ZnO nano material from Cassia sieberina
M.O. Kyene, E. Droepenu, F. Aryeetey, G.N. Yeboah, M. Archer, D. Kumadoh, S. Mintah, P.K. Gordon, A.A. Appiah, Centre for Plant Medicine Research, GH
4:00Nanoparticles - PostersExpo Hall DE
Nano-based oil additives reduce and increase torque, horsepower, and fuel efficiency in internal combustion engines
C. Bailey, G. Christensen, Novum Nano, US
Rationally designed continuous flow synthesis platform for engineered safer ZnO quantum dots in healthcare applications – Accelerating lab-to-pilot scale production
A. Kulkarni, IIT Bombay, IN
Effect of different Copper Nanoparticles on the viability of relevant supragingival oral bacteria and oral epithelial cells
N. Oetiker, D. Bravo, J.M. Pérez-Donoso, Universidad Andres Bello, CL
Real time size measurements of turbid, flowing lipid nanoparticle suspensions
C. Schuurmans, M. Hermes, R. Arribas Bueno, A. Gerich, R. Besseling, InProcess-LSP, NL
4:00Electronics & Quantum - PostersExpo Hall DE
Tunable Bipolar Single Electron-Pair Transistor
M. Shur, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, US
Roll Printed and Roll Imprinted Flexible Transparent Conductive Films
J. Jo, Y-S Jang, S-H Lee, P.W. Park, Korea Institute of Machinery & Materials (KIMM), KR
Delocalized Electron Relay in Superconductive Multiple-layer Self-Assembled Membranes Promoted Room-temperature d Wave Mixed-spin Triplet of Copper-pair to Penetrate Toroidal Josephson Junction Barriers with a Magnitude Higher Open Circuit Potential
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
Quantum Information Science for Energy Sector Applications
H. Paudel, S. Crawford, Y. Duan, National Energy Technology Laboratory, US Department of Energy, US
4:00Sensors - PostersExpo Hall DE
Standalone Electrochemical Sensing of SARS-CoV-2: Unraveling the Mechanism
A. Ramanujam, G.G. Botte, Texas Tech University, US
Mutual Inductance Inversion Algorithm for Radial Magnetic Permeability Imaging Downhole
R. Adams, J.M. Felix Servin, W. Wang, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Americas: Aramco Research Center – Houston, US
Drilling Mud Sensing for Wellbore Stability
J.O. Alvarez, Aramco Americas - Sensors development, US
Development of Plasmonic Sensor Platforms for Biomedical Diagnostic Applications
S. Sayin, L. Sun, K.D. Benkstein, K.L. Steffens, S. Semancik, M. Zaghloul, The George Washington University, US
Biomimetic sensing of progesterone in pharmaceutical samples
A. Laza, A. Godoy, S. Pereira, P.R. Aranda, G.A. Messina, C.D. Garcia, F.A. Bertolino, J. Raba, Universidad Nacional de San Luis, AR
Fs-laser written 3D diamond circuit technology for photodetection and radiation-hardened electronics
I. Ponomarev, Euclid TechLabs, US
Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy-Based Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Through In Situ One-pot Electrochemical Synthesis of 3D Au-Lysate Nanocomposite Structures on Plasmonic Au Electrodes
I. Baffour Ansah, D-H. Kim, S-G. Park, University of Science and Technology, Korea, KR
4:00Sustainability Innovations - PostersExpo Hall DE
Overcoming the challenges of SME’s and research organization’s Cyber Security management: The case of Smart Innovation Norway
A.M. Belay, M. Lerario, S. Reardon, H. Tuiskula, Smart Innovation Norway, NO
Energy research and innovation discourses, applications, and future directions: A review and case discussions from national and international projects
AM. Belay, H. Tuiskula, Smart Innovation Norway, NO
Carbon Nitride Microspheres with Carbon Doping for Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
D. Lu, J. Loh, H. Lau, S.F.Y. Li, National University of SIngapore, SG
Fungal Attractant to Enhance Termite Bait Stations
N. Little, J. Riggins, T. Schultz, Mississippi State University, US
Precision Conservation Decision Support Tool
L.W. Burger, M.D. McConnell, N. Meng, Mississippi State University, US
Exploring graphene to enhance the performance of hybrid solar photovoltaic thermal collectors
M. Anderson, A. Cauchon, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Identifying, Developing, and Moving Sustainable Communities through Application of Bioenergy for Energy or Materials: Future Perspective through Energy Efficiency
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute, UK
Flare Gases Based Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs): Futuristic Materials for Energy Storage Applications
S. Watcharasing, Y. Chuminjak, C. Sriprachuabwong, P. Pavasant, P. Kiattikomol, N. Wararatkul, PTT Exploration and Production Public Company Limited (PTTEP), TH
Inertial Sensor based on Harvesting Energy Carbon Nanotube Yarn
J.H. Moon, T.J. Mun, S.J. Kim, Hanyang university, KR
COGMCI - Toward a Zero CO2 Economy
D. Boschiero do Espirito Santo, SISTERM THERMAL SYSTEMS, BR
CO2 Hydrogenation to Methanol: A Techno-Economic Analysis
F. Almomani, Qatar University, QA
Investing in Sustainability 101
A. Diallo, LG Electronics USA, US
Catalyzing a Voluntary Market to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
A. Klauber, E. Trunfio, World Energy, US
Exploring Heat Transfer Efficiency Enhancement for Hybrid PV/Thermal Systems
A. Cauchon, M. Anderson, J. Druzynski, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Upcycling Plastic Waste into Graphitic Carbons
A. Gharpure, M. Kowalik, A. van Duin, R. Rajagopalan, C. Leon y Leon, E. Bazilevskaya, and R. Vander Wal, Penn State, US
Rubber coated fabrics used for textile-based soft robot
S. Turkoglu, M.N. Walker, J. Zhang, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
Carbon Nitride Microspheres with Carbon Doping for Photocatalytic Degradation of Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals Using Visible Light
D. Lu, J.W.J. Loh, H. Lau, S.F.Y. Li, National University of Singapore, SG
4:00Innovations in Rare Earths and Critical Minerals - PostersExpo Hall DE
High Performance Computing Applications in Modeling Rare Earth Elements
D. Penchoff, University of Tennessee, US
Simplified REO Concentrate Production from Mine Waste using Chromatography
G. Carlson, Tusaar Corp, US
4:00Student Leaders Conference - PostersExpo Hall DE
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