WEST LAFAYETTE - Four Purdue University researchers have received a total of more than $150,000 from the Trask Innovation Fund. The university says the grant will support efforts to help their labs commercialize innovations.

The fund was created to bolster projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue University intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations.

The Purdue researchers receiving funding this spring include:

  • Bradley Duerstock, associate professor of engineering practice in the School of Industrial Engineering and the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, and Juan Wachs, Purdue’s James A. and Sharon M. Tompkins Rising Star Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering, received $50,000
  • Georgia A. Malandraki, an associate professor of speech, language and hearing sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences, and Chi Hwan Lee, an assistant professor in biomedical and mechanical engineering, received $47,937
  • You-Yeon Won, a professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering, received $37,149
  • Chunhua Zhang, an assistant professor of botany and plant pathology in the College of Agriculture, received $15,000

For more information about the recipients, click here