Georgia Tech Innovations Receive National Innovation Awards

A total of 20 technologies developed by researchers at Georgia Tech will be featured at the TechConnect World Conference in Anaheim, California, on May 14–16.
New faculty member Mark Losego of MSE, IEN

New faculty member Mark Losego of MSE, IEN

A total of 20 technologies developed by Georgia Tech researchers will be featured at the TechConnect World Conference in Anaheim, California, on May 14- 16. Of these, three received the National Innovation Award and will be recognized at the event.

TechConnect is the world’s largest showcase and accelerator for industry-vetted emerging technologies ready for commercialization. It provides opportunities for potential corporate, government, and investment partners to learn more about these emerging technologies. 

The three Georgia Tech-developed projects that received special recognition include:

Improved Natural Sorbents for Toxic Substance Remediation

This invention devised an approach involving surface modification of natural sorbents to improve performance and environmental viability for toxic substance remediation. The commercial applications for this technology involve contamination recovery for environmental emergencies such as oil spills.

Inventor: Mark Losego, assistant professor, School of Materials Science and Engineering

Stretchable Electronic Materials and Devices

This project integrates stretchable components through solution processing, resulting in fabricated semiconducting films with significantly improved mechanical elasticity. The commercial applications for this technology include stretchable devices, wearable devices, and biomedical sensors.   

Inventor: Elsa Reichmanis, professor and Pete Silas Chair in Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

3D-printed Meta-material Tissue-Mimicking Phantoms

This technology involves the fabrication of patient tissue-mimicking phantoms with geometrical and mechanical accuracies using 3D-printed metamaterials. Commercial applications for this technology include surgery planning, model evaluation, and medical education using the 3D-printed model.

Inventors:

  • Kan Wang, research engineer, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute
  • Ben Wang, Gwaltney Chair in Manufacturing Systems; professor in Materials Science and Engineering; executive director of the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute; Georgia Tech Chief Manufacturing Officer
  • Chun Zhang, professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering

To learn more about the event or these technologies, visit techconnectworld.com/World2018.

TechConnect Innovation Award
TechConnect Innovation Award
Zhen Qian, chief of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at Piedmont Heart Institute, and Kan Wang, a researcher at Georgia Tech, are pictured at the Structural Heart Research & Innovation Laboratory, part of Emory University's Carlyle Fraser Heart Center within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, where flow testing was performed with the 3-D printed heart valve models.  (Credit: Rob Felt)
Zhen Qian, chief of Cardiovascular Imaging Research at Piedmont Heart Institute, and Kan Wang, a researcher at Georgia Tech, are pictured at the Structural Heart Research & Innovation Laboratory, part of Emory University's Carlyle Fraser Heart Center within the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, where flow testing was performed with the 3-D printed heart valve models.  (Credit: Rob Felt)
Chun Zhang
Chun Zhang