Purdue Honors Inventors

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The Purdue Research Foundation has honored nearly 80 university faculty and staff for receiving patents during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The foundation says the record-breaking year in commercialization included 120 finalized deals and nearly $6 million in royalty income.

November 19, 2014

News Release

West Lafayette, Ind. -- Purdue Research Foundation honored almost 80 Purdue University faculty and staff members at its tenth annual Inventors Recognition Reception Tuesday (Nov. 18) in the Herman and Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Center at Purdue Research Park.

The event highlighted a record-breaking year in commercialization activities for Purdue. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, Purdue Research Foundation officials reported 272 invention disclosures, 120 finalized deals, 100 issued U.S. patents, 471 global patent applications filed and $5.94 million in royalty income. Officials also reported that 24 startups based on Purdue intellectual property were launched in the fiscal year.

Honorees at the Inventors Recognition Reception were recognized for receiving a patent during the fiscal year July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. Their inventions have resulted, or may soon result, in commercial applications to benefit society.

Purdue faculty and staff whose inventions were patented in the 2013-2014 fiscal year are:

* Jiri Adamec, adjunct, Bindley Bioscience Center.

* Rakesh Agrawal, Winthrop E. Stone Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Alina Alexeenko, associate professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering.

* Jan Allebach, Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Computer Sciences, College of Science; professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* Mikhail Atallah, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, Department of Computer Science, College of Science; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Venkataramanan (Ragu) Balakrishnan, Michael and Katherine Birck Head, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Elisa Bertino, director, Cyber Center; research director, Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security; professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science; professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Richard Borgens, director, Center for Paralysis Research; Mari Hulman George Professor of Neuroscience, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Charles Bouman, Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* James Braun, Herrick Professor of Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Andrew O. Brightman, associate professor of Engineering Practice; assistant head, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Stephen Byrn, Charles B. Jordan Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy.

* William Chappell, professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Gary Cheng, associate professor, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Jean Chmielewski, AW Kramer Distinguished Professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* R. Graham Cooks, Henry B. Hass Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* James Cooper, professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Mark Cushman, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Supriyo Datta, Thomas Duncan Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Edward Delp, Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, College of Health and Human Sciences.

* David Ebert, Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Computer Science, College of Science.

* Ephraim Fischbach, professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, College of Science.

* Timothy Fisher, James G. Dwyer Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Suresh Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships; R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Arun Ghosh, Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, College of Science, and Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, College of Pharmacy.

* Eckhard Groll, director, Office of Professional Practice; Reilly Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Bruce Hamaker, director, Whistler Center for Carbohydrate Research; Roy L. Whistler Chair in Carbohydrate Science, Distinguished Professor of Food Science, Department of Food Science, College of Agriculture.

* Qingyou Han, director, Purdue Center for Materials Processing Research; FEF Key Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, School of Engineering Technology, College of Technology; professor, School of Materials Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Michael Harris, associate dean, Undergraduate Education, College of Engineering; professor, School of Chemical Engineering and Division of Environmental and Ecological Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Wei He, assistant professor, Department of Business and Leadership, College of Business, Purdue University North Central.

* Patrick Hein, proposal coordinator, Office of the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships.

* Nancy W. Y. Ho, emeritus research professor, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering; group leader, Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering.

* Stephen Hooser, director, Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory; professor, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* W. Travis Horton, assistant professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering; assistant professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Ivana Hrbud, assistant professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, College of Engineering.

* Pedro Irazoqui, director, Center for Implantable Devices; associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Monika Ivantysynova, director, Maha Fluid Power Research Center; Maha Fluid Power Systems Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, College of Agriculture.

* Jere Jenkins, director, Radiation Laboratories, School of Nuclear Engineering, College of En