Nine technologies receive IP Accelerator Fund awards

Jan. 18, 2013

Nine new technologies have been selected to receive Princeton's Intellectual Property Accelerator Fund awards, aimed at bridging the gap between the laboratory and the marketplace. The projects were chosen based on scientific and technical merit, innovation and novelty, the ability of the technology to meet a market or societal need, and the potential for public benefit. The funds will support activities aimed at transforming innovations into commercially viable technologies.

This year's chosen technologies are:

Graphene nanosensor "tattoos" for ubiquitous diagnostics (Principal Investigator: Michael McAlpine, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering)

TUBE: Time-dependent prices for mobile data (Principal Investigator: Mung Chiang, professor of electrical engineering)

Sustainable chemistry for the pharmaceutical industry (Principal Investigator: Paul Chirik, Princeton's Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Chemistry)

Streamlined Expressed Protein Ligation Using Split Inteins (Principal Investigator: Tom Muir, the Van Zandt Williams Jr. Class of 1965 Professor of Chemistry)

Interference mitigation and improved spectrum efficiency in 4G and beyond (Principal Investigator: Paul Prucnal, professor of electrical engineering)

Medical imaging enabled by novel nanocarriers applied to positron emission tomography (PET) (Principal Investigator: Robert Prud'homme, professor of chemical and biological engineering)

Enhanced growth of vaccine viruses (Principal Investigator: Thomas Shenk, Princeton's James A. Elkins Jr. Professor in the Life Sciences)

Hyperuniform Disordered Solids (HUDS): Novel photonic materials for use in photonic integrated circuits, filters and radiation devices (Principal Investigators: Paul Steinhardt, Princeton's Albert Einstein Professor in Science, and Salvatore Torquato, professor of chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials)

Portable nitrous oxide sensor for understanding greenhouse gas emissions (Principal Investigator: Mark Zondlo, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering)