Volume 1 - Edition 7
December 10, 2004
Western Innovation Fund Supports Knopf's
Information taken from Western News article titled: Fund
supports commercialization of research, by Jim Anderson.
December 2, 2004 Vol. 40 No. 32
Knopf will receive $50,000 for a 3D Shape
Measurement system for developing digital media content.
Knopf's research interests lie in the general
area of product design and manufacturing. He has contributed to the
development of intelligent systems for engineering systems for engineering
design including studies on characterization of micro geometry flaws in product
data exchange, efficient packing of 3D parts for layered manufacturing, and the
adaptive reconstruction of complex free-form surfaces.
"As part of our ongoing commitment to
knowledge transfer at Western, we set up the Western Innovation Fund last spring
to help faculty move promising technologies closer towards the point of
commercialization," says Ted Hewitt, Western's Acting Vice-President (Research).
"Once again in this competition, our award
winners have demonstrated the very high quality of innovations emerging from
labs and offices across campus, as well as our ability to contribute effectively
to the economic development of our region and our country through applied
The deadline for the next round of Western
Innovation Fund projects is February 1, 2005. For more information, see
the Research Services website at: