The Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer (OIPTT) and the Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc. (ISURF) work in concert to facilitate and enhance the inventive and creative works of Iowa State University's employees and students, and to transfer these works for the benefit of society. ISURF has an expansive portfolio of technologies in a wide variety of fields spanning Physical Sciences and Engineering, Life Sciences and Chemistry. Selected technologies from these areas will be presented, while our complete technology portfolio can be viewed at http://www.techtransfer.iastate.edu. You can also sign up for ISURF updates to be alerted when technologies become available in your area of interest.
1:00-1:07Introduction of Welbinar and Presentation of OIPTT and ISURF 1:07-2:10Technology Presentations 2:10-2:30Q&A
Physical Science and Engineering:
Iowa State University’s technology portfolio in the area of Physical Science and Engineering covers a broad and diverse technological landscape paralleling the expansive expertise of our physical sciences and engineering faculty. Particular areas of technology depth include materials science, communications, control systems, agricultural mechanization, and bio-renewables. The showcased technologies are a representative sample of technologies within these areas available for licensing or for partnering for further research funding.
ISURF Case #
Spurious-Noise-Free Switching Power Converter
ISU researchers have developed a new control scheme for switching power converters that makes them suitable for powering noise-sensitive loads, such as analog and RF (radio frequency) applications. This enables the use of high efficiency switching power supplies in noise sensitive battery-powered portable applications.
ISU researchers have developed a hybrid model for 3D shape measurement that enables high-resolution, rapid 3D shape measurement. Because this technology has the potential to increase measurement speed, expand the measurement range, and increase measurement capabilities, it has utility for a wide variety of applications.
Iowa State University’s technology portfolio in the area of Life Sciences spans agriculture, plant science, biorenewables, animal health, food technology, and biotechnology, reflecting the University’s eminence in this arena. The showcased technologies are representative of ISU’s offerings in ag biotech.
ISURF Case #
High Protein Low Starch QQS Soybeans for Enhanced Value
Iowa State University researchers have identified a gene called QQS that can lead to the development of high protein soybeans and other crops.
Iowa State University has a broad portfolio of technologies in the area of Chemistry, with particular areas of technology depth including nanomaterials, organic synthesis, organometallic chemistry, catalysis, and biorenewables.
ISURF Case #
Iron Catalysis in Oxidations by Ozone
Ozone is used commercially for treatment of potable and non-potable water, and as an industrial oxidant. ISU and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method for using iron in ozone oxidation that significantly improves the speed of oxidation reactions.
Removing colorant from polyester textile material is a major challenge for the industry. Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory researchers have developed a method which completely removes colorant from polyester textile material, making it available for recycling or subsequent dye lots
Lisa Lorenzen, Ph.D. Lisa Lorenzen is the Executive Director of the ISU Research Foundation, focused on technology transfer and economic development. The ISU Research Foundation owns and manages intellectual property on behalf of Iowa State University. Previously, Lisa coordinated campus activities related to providing a comprehensive relationship management system to industry, manages grant programs related to economic development and facilitates relationship development with industry and economic development professionals. Before joining ISU in March 1999, Lisa worked for five years as a computational biologist in the bioinformatics group at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. Lisa graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. degree in 1989 and Ph.D. in 1994, both in Genetics.
2. Mr. Boylston is a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer with interest in the controls and integrated circuit design areas. Specific work includes leading a research team of graduate engineers to develop an integrated data acquisition system as part of an industry funded project. Mr. Boylston has experience in a variety of areas in the semiconductor industry, including wafer fabrication, design, layout and post design testing. Mr. Boylston, in his current role as Technology Licensing Manager, assesses new innovations for their patentability and commercial potential and markets, negotiates, and executes licenses with commercial entities. Mr. Boylston is an active member in Central Iowa Chapter of IEEE, Licensing Executives Society, and Association of University Technology Managers. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University.
3. Dr. Dario Valenzuela is the Senior Licensing Associate in the Life Sciences at ISU. Prior to joining ISU, he held senior research management positions in the biotechnology industry including Lark technologies (now Beckmann Coulter Genomics) and AlphaGene. Dr. Valenzuela holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the Albert Einstein college of Medicine and a MBA from the high technology program at Northeastern University.
4. Renate Hippen, Licensing Associate, Chemicals and Material Science Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Iowa State University Renate joined the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at Iowa State University in 2006.She is responsible for the evaluation, marketing, and licensing of chemistry and material science based technologies disclosed to the office. She has been able to apply her degree in Textile Chemistry from HTBLVA in Vienna, Austria and her BS in Textile Merchandising, Production and Quality from Iowa State University to various positions in the chemical manufacturing industry. Her experience includes analytical service for a pharmaceutical company, production chemist for various polymer manufacturing, and product development and technical management for a bio-agronomics and colorants manufacturer. In addition, Renate has provided German – English technical translation service.
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