4th Annual Research Day
Friday, January 28
Over 120 representatives from local industry and
the community attended Western Engineering's 4th Annual Reserach
Day. More than 90 faculty members and graduate students
presented their research in poster format.
"Research Day is a day for us to communicate
our research to the broad community and ourselves," says Dean
Berruti. “This direct relation and
interaction with industry is important to us, as well as simply
celebrating our research skills and accomplishments.”
was also an opportunity to recognize some of the recent patents that
were received by Western engineering. Alex Navarre, Director,
Industry Liaison, presented the patent award to the following:
*Dr. Hugo deLasa and co-inventor Ms. Hadeel Ibrahim -
Photocatalytic Reactor and Method for Destruction of Organic
Air-Borne Pollutants, to be used to develop the next generation of
air cleaning technology.
*Co-inventors Drs. Amarjeet Bassi, Jesse Zhu, Gerry Margaritis,
Chris Lan and Ying Zheng - Liquids-Solids Circulating Fluidized Bed,
with potential applications including the recovery of proteins,
organic acids, amino acids, precious metals, purification of
pharmaceuticals, desalting, and de-ionization of water.
*Dr. Jesse Zhu and co-inventors Mr. Jianzhang Wen, Ms. Yingliang
Ma, Dr. Hui Zhang - Apparatus for Volumetric Metering of Small
Quantity of Powder from Fluidized Beds, where in the not to distant
future drugs such as insulin that are currently injected will be
inhaled by the patient.
*Dr. Judit Puskas and co-inventors Dr. Christoph Paulo and Dr.
Prince Antony - Arborescent Thermoplastic Elastomers and Products
Therefrom, a good candidate for biomedical applications such as
implants. The material is currently being evaluated for license by
several Medical Device Manufacturers.