ECE Prof. Kaushik Roy advances sensing technology through Trask funding
Two Purdue University researchers have received a total of $80,585 from the Trask Innovation Fund to help their labs commercialize their innovations.
The fund is a development program established to support projects that advance the commercial value of Purdue intellectual property. The fund makes awards twice a year to aid faculty and staff with their patented innovations that are being commercialized through the Purdue Research Foundation Office of Technology Commercialization.
The Purdue researchers receiving funding this fall:
- Kaushik Roy, Purdue’s Edward G. Tiedemann Jr. Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, who received $46,000 for his work on sensing technology. His team developed a sensing module that works with machine learning for applications ranging from electric cars to manufacturing and home design. For more information, visit here.
- Bumsoo Han, a professor of mechanical engineering in Purdue’s College of Engineering, received $34,585 for his innovation of a platform to help drug manufacturers create new formulations and injection devices of medications to reduce the pain and discomfort. The biometric platform that uses an automatic injector to push a drug into the skin model and see how it interacts with the skin tissues. For more information, visit here.
“Researchers submitted a lot of worthy technologies as they create solutions to solve problems impacting people around the world,” said Abhijit Karve, director of business development for the Purdue Office of Technology Commercialization.
Purdue inventors who are prepared to move their innovations to market have until Feb. 21 to apply for funding through the Trask Innovation Fund.
All Purdue faculty, staff and researchers who have submitted a disclosure to OTC are eligible to submit proposals.