2016 Funding Decisions
James and Patricia Anderson Engineering Ventures Institute
Advanced High-strength Steel
Dr. Susil K. Putatunda, Shashank Nellikuppam, Chemical Engineering
Nanostructured steel that is high strength, high fracture, low weight and low cost.
BÉBÉ BEAT (Storywell Health)
Emily Baughman, MSPH, CHES; Kamaljit Chalal, Computer Engineering; Mojgan Mehrabi, Computer Science;
Brandon Wong, Electrical Engineering
A haptic device that offers peace-of-mind to parents having their first child by keeping in constant touch with their infant.
Carbon footprint management system: Locational Emissions Estimation Methodology (LEEM)
(Energy Emissions Intelligence LLC)
Dr. Carol Miller, Civil Engineering; Loch McCabe, Shepherd Advisors; Stephen S. Miller, Commonwealth Associates; Guoyao Xu, Todd Sykes, LEED; Dr. Caisheng Wang, ECE
Software tool to monitor in real-time the emissions and carbon footprint associated to the energy consumption.
Cell-Based Cartilage Repair Solution (Modular Regenerations Systems, Inc.)
Dr. Howard Matthew, Kevin Miles, Chemical Engineering
A mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) augmented material solution that repairs and regenerates joint cartilage by using a pair of injectable or 3D printable "inks" using patient-derived, adult stem cells.
Itch Free Natural Insecticide (It Comes Naturally)
Iyinoluwa Omishope, Industrial Systems Engineering
A DEET-free, natural, carrier oil based mosquito and insect repellent that also serves as a skin moisturizer and sun screen.
Novel System of Supercritical CO2 dryers (Exfoli)
Michael Golfetto, Chemistry; Grant Lorimer, Biomedical Engineering
A supercritical CO2 dryer for low-cost, high-volume, high-quality graphene.
PolidBone Cement for the Repair of Bone Defects
Dr. Weiping Ren, Biomedical Engineering; Rose Carmichael, BONWRX; Song W, Ph.D.; Dr. David Markel, Providence Hospital
PolidBone is an injectable, high-cohesion, high-strength bone replacement/cement that lowers risk of infection and reduces healthcare costs by decreasing surgery and recovery times.
Skypersonic Safe Drone Technology Kit
Prof. Giuseppe Santangelo, Autonomous Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Drones Engineering
A drone development toolkit that enhances STEM education.
2016 Funding cycle total amount: $178,500