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Faculty and staff honored at Inventors Recognition Reception

Purdue Research Foundation honored Weldon School faculty and staff members at its tenth annual Inventors Recognition Reception in November 2014. The event highlighted a record-breaking year in commercialization activities.

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.

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

* 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.

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

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

* 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.

* 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.

* Eric Nauman, director, College of Engineering Honors Program; professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.

* Zheng Ouyang, associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Department of Chemistry, College of Science.

* Alyssa Panitch, Leslie A. Geddes Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Jenna Rickus, associate professor, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, College of Agriculture, College of Engineering; associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Bindley Bioscience Center; associate professor, Birck Nanotechnology Center.

* Cagri Savran, associate professor, School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Vladimir Shalaev, Robert and Anne Burnett Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Riyi Shi, professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine; professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering.

* Sherry Voytik-Harbin, associate professor, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering; associate professor, Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine.